What is a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, more commonly called eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the eyes by targeting the eyelids. This technique can be used to treat sagging skin or bags under the eyes and remove fatty deposits that make the eyelids look puffy. If you have excess skin on the upper eyelids that impairs your vision, blepharoplasty is the ideal treatment to address it. Many patients find that a blepharoplasty makes them look younger and less tired.
How is a Blepharoplasty Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every blepharoplasty begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Facial surgery can create permanent, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which involves precise incisions made either on the top eyelid, bottom eyelid, or both. Skin may be removed or tightened depending on the patient's aesthetic goals. All blepharoplasties are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Blepharoplasty?
After surgery, patients can expect swelling and minor bruising or discomfort for the first few weeks. After this time, the final results from your blepharoplasty will be increasingly visible. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks. We recommend that patients limit activities that can dry out the eyes or increase blood flow, such as exercise. Some patients may experience temporary blurred vision as a result of treatment. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from Blepharoplasty Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a blepharoplasty can be permanent and look completely natural.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
If you would like to improve the appearance of the eyes, you may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Eyelid surgery is considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
The natural process of aging can make the eyes look weathered and tired. A simple blepharoplasty can create a younger appearance and leave your eyes looking refreshed. At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer blepharoplasty and other facial surgeries to men and women in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach.