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Blepharoplasty, also known as an upper eyelid lift, rejuvenates the eyes and freshens the overall appearance of the face. This is achieved by adjusting the muscles and underlying tissue of the eyelids while lifting and tightening the eye skin. The result is eyelids and eyes with a refreshed and youthful appearance.
Upper-eyelid aging is a common contributor to facial aging. If your eyes are the window to your soul, the look of tiredness that comes with aging, including laxity, sagging, and drooping eyelids, are misrepresenting how you truly feel.
Eyes that once added youth and brightness to the face now appear flat and dull, having lost their expression under a layer of droopy skin, which can also affect peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty is performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper eyelids and freshen the overall appearance of the face.
Good candidates for blepharoplasty include people with sagging eyelids, fine eyelid wrinkles, eyelid puffiness, or those with peripheral vision impairment. Most people are older to middle-aged, although some younger people are candidates for the treatment.
People in good physical health who have no eye-related health problems are suitable candidates for blepharoplasty. Non-smokers are ideal for this surgery. Smokers will need to quit six weeks before the date of their procedure, and they will also need to avoid smoking for six weeks after surgery.
Your Blepharoplasty Consultation
During your consultation, be prepared to discuss your appearance goals and your medical history. This will include information regarding allergies, medications or supplements, and pre-existing health problems such as glaucoma, dry eyes, diabetes, and thyroid issues. Any history of tobacco use will also be discussed.
To plan for your blepharoplasty surgery, the team will take photos of your eyelids from various angles and provide instructions to prepare for surgery. You will need to stop taking certain medications, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol before the procedure, and arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up after the surgery.
Surgery to the upper lids restores an attractive contour and the eyes look bright and youthful. Meticulous care in this delicate area is taken by Dr. Jacobson, so the result looks natural and beautiful.
With only a small incision, carefully concealed in the eyelid crease, corrective eyelid surgery becomes nearly undetectable within months. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Jacobson, blepharoplasty is able to provide results that look incredibly natural and beautiful.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty
There will be some bruising and swelling around the eyes. A majority of the swelling and bruising should subside after two weeks. Makeup can be used to cover up any bruising that remains after one week. The recovery process is not painful, and medication can help to manage any discomfort you may experience.
Although your results are noticeable immediately, it will take weeks of recovery before you can see the results of your blepharoplasty. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor eyelid healing.
You can hasten your recovery by holding cold compresses against the operated eyelids for ten minutes every hour after the blepharoplasty, then four to five times throughout the next day.
You will be instructed to sleep with your head positioned higher than your chest for several days, to use the prescribed ointments or eye drops as directed, and to protect your eyelids from direct sunlight and wind with sunglasses. Also, you will be instructed to avoid rubbing your eyes.
It helps to avoid doing strenuous activities like sports and heavy exercise for at least one month following your blepharoplasty procedure.
Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Blepharoplasty
With extensive training and expertise in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Jacobson looks forward to addressing your areas of concern and creating a treatment plan that will focus on achieving your desired look. Blending conventional treatment approaches with the latest advances in aesthetic techniques, Dr. Jacobson’s advanced training and experience will provide you with a comfortable procedure, with minimal downtime and beautiful natural-looking results.
The Cost of Blepharoplasty
Following your detailed consultation specific to your goals, our team will prepare a cost estimate and can also provide payment options.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact Jacobson Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your blepharoplasty in Rochester. Dr. Jacobson approaches each procedure he performs with a personalized touch so that he can provide all of our patients with the beautiful and natural-looking results they deserve.