Why Do My Eyes Look Weird After Upper Blepharoplasty?

Upper eyelid surgery—while considered one of the least invasive and most successful plastic surgeries—does still come with side effects and the possibility of a poor result. This is rare though and most of the time, patients will be concerned about their final results long before they come in. Let’s provide a few possible answers to […]

Is Eyelid Surgery High Risk?

Eyelid surgery—also known as blepharoplasty—is a small procedure that removes extra skin on the eyelids. With the procedure taking place so close to a sensitive structure like the eyes, patients can become anxious going into the surgery. This is completely understandable. Let’s look at the question, “Is eyelid surgery high risk?” An eyelid surgery is […]

Are You Awake During Eyelid Surgery?

Are You Awake During Eyelid Surgery? Eyelid surgery—also called blepharoplasty surgery—is a relatively minor facial plastic surgery procedure. It is often performed in under an hour. Since the procedure, while still surgery, is not as invasive as other procedures commonly performed. Therefore, it is possible to perform under local anesthesia. Are you awake during eyelid […]

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 […]

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. […]

Eyelid Surgery Or Brow Lift: How To Tell Which Is Best?

When seeking to refresh the upper third of the face, it is not always clear whether an eyelid lift or brow lift will give you the best results since both can affect the look of the eyelids. Ultimately, the best way to tell which will benefit you most is to consult with an expert facial […]