Facial plastic surgery is a broad category of plastic surgeries that treat the face. It can include everything from a nose job to eyelid surgery to a facelift. While individual surgeries have specific risks, facial plastic surgery has general risks that apply to most of the procedures. What are the risks of facial plastic surgery? […]
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 […]
What Is The Fastest Way To Recover From Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty—or eyelid surgery—is considered one of the least painful procedures to undergo. This does not mean it is entirely pain or recovery free, but it is minimally invasive and often performed under local anesthesia. However, patients understandably want to get back to work and their lives as soon as possible. So, what is the fastest […]
How To Reduce Bruising And Swelling After Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is considered one of the least invasive and easiest to recover from facial plastic surgeries. This is largely due to its low risk profile and consistently good results. However, that does not mean it is necessarily pleasant. Patients do still experience some side effects, often bruising and swelling. Here are some tips for […]
Will Losing Weight Help Hood Eyes?
Extra fat on the body can contribute to certain structures on the body sagging or looking aged. If you’re young enough or have good skin quality, losing weight can sometimes completely solve this. Other times, a surgeon may need to perform a skin removal procedure to get rid of extra skin and tighten up the […]
Does Eyelid Surgery Leave Scars?
Eyelid surgery—also called a blepharoplasty—is a facial plastic surgery that removes extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. While this procedure is fairly straightforward and quick, one of the most common concerns that prospective patients have is scarring. This is understandable since the eyes are highly visible and scarring in the area cannot be […]
How Long Does It Take For Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery To Heal?
An upper blepharoplasty surgery resolves sagging and/or extra skin along the upper eyelids. Often, this can disguise the natural crease, or simply create an aged look. Rarely, it can even obstruct vision. The surgery itself generally takes an hour or less, but patients often want to know, “How long does it take for upper blepharoplasty […]
Does Blepharoplasty Make You Look Younger?
When considering the areas that age the face, the eyelids are not usually high on most people’s lists. Many will consider the brow, jawline, and neck much more important to overall aging. However, the eyelids do play an important role in a youthful appearance. Let’s take a deeper look into the question, “Does blepharoplasty make […]
When Is Blepharoplasty Necessary?
When Is Blepharoplasty Necessary? Blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that removes extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally performed in patients who have experienced aging and skin sag. Considering eyelid sag is not often a person’s first aging concern, it can go unnoticed for a while. Many patients who […]