Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that often is known for brightening up the eyes by removing excess skin and fat that causes a perpetually aged and tired look. However, not all patients need or would benefit from eyelid surgery. So, what can you do to brighten up your […]
What Is The Best Treatment For Saggy Eyelids?
Saggy eyelids happen for many reasons, though the most common one is aging. Patients can experience sagging on their upper or lower lids, and sometimes both. This can cause distress and sometimes even hinder a patient’s vision in severe cases. Naturally, patients tend to wonder, “What is the best treatment for saggy eyelids?” First off, […]
How Can I Tighten My Eyelids Without Surgery?
The traditional method for tightening the eyelids is blepharoplasty surgery. However, this is not always necessary depending on your concerns, age, and anatomy. Dr. Santos can determine if a blepharoplasty–or eyelid lift–is the best option, or if you would better benefit from a non-surgical eyelid tightening procedure. So, how can I tighten my eyelids without […]
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery–also known as blepharoplasty–is a procedure that removes sagging, extra skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally a quick procedure that Dr. Santos often performs under local anesthesia. Before surgery, patients usually want to plan to take enough time off work and return to activities as soon as possible. This leads […]
Tips For Reducing Swelling After Blepharoplasty
Swelling after any surgical procedure is perfectly normal. While not every patient will experience noticeable swelling, but for those that do, it is typically a normal part of the healing process. Following a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, swelling can become more troublesome than it may in other areas. Here are some tips for reducing swelling […]
Bruising After Blepharoplasty: What’s Normal?
Bruising is a side effect of nearly any surgical procedure, including plastic surgery. For facial plastic surgery, this is especially a concern for patients who want to return to their lives as quickly as possible. With a blepharoplasty, it can be difficult to hide the bruising and it may also appear alarming. What is normal […]
Blepharoplasty Seattle: How Is Eyelid Lift Surgery Performed?
A blepharoplasty surgery addresses extra skin and descending fat structures either or both the upper and lower eyelids. Considering around the eyes is a particularly sensitive area, it is understandable that patients will want to know more about how the surgery works before the procedure. So, how is eyelid lift surgery performed? The specifics of […]
Eyelid Surgery Seattle: Is Blepharoplasty Safe?
Blepharoplasty–upper, lower, or both–is a facial plastic surgery that removes extra skin and fat deposits that collect on and around the eyelids. Usually, this is associated with age, although some may experience this due to medical or genetic factors. Plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists often recommend blepharoplasty surgery to remove this. Once this is recommended, one […]
Under Eye Fillers vs. Lower Blepharoplasty: Which Is Best?
There are many plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures that improve the look of the under eyes. Tear trough fillers and blepharoplasty are two of the most common procedures performed to address the under eye area. How do you know if you need fillers or eyelid surgery? Dr. Santos can determine if under eye fillers vs. […]
Blepharoplasty Risks: What They Are & How To Minimize Them
Blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift, can address the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both sets of eyelids. Generally, it corrects sagging and extra skin on or around the eyelids associated with aging. As you age, the skin and muscles around the eyes can weaken and stretch, contributing to this sagging, older appearance. […]