Your eyes are your most expressive feature; they convey your emotions and can communicate more with one look that can be communicated with many words. Due to genetics and age, the skin above the eyes can sag, wrinkle and give a tired or droopy appearance but this doesn’t have to be the case.
WHY UPPER EYELID SURGERY?
There are many conditions that can be treated with upper eyelid surgery and they are not just caused by age; heredity and general health can be factors as well. The most common condition individuals want to treat are:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or changes the natural contour of the eye creating a “sad”, “tired” or “old” look
- Impaired vision from excess eyelid skin
- An excess of fatty deposits in the eyelid that creates puffiness
UPPER EYELID SURGERY PROCEDURE
The upper eyelid surgery procedure is simple yet takes a qualified and skilled hand to achieve the outcome you desire. Our doctor dedicated years of training with world-renowned surgeons for the purpose of being the best he can be. His dedication shows in satisfied patients achieving the outcome they want.
STEP 1 ANESTHESIA
Depending on your situation and condition, either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered. Your doctor will recommend the correct option for you to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
STEP 2 INCISION
The doctor will cut along the natural lines of your eyelids, this incision will give him access to remove excess fat, skin and muscle or a combination of all three. Everyone has a unique situation so the exact procedure is tailored to you. The incision being on the natural lines of the eye is crucial to concealing any resulting scar and most patients report no scar being visible.
STEP 3 CLOSING THE INCISIONS
The doctor will choose which method to use to close the incision that will allow for the quickest recovery and will be the least noticeable. Commonly used are removable stitches and skin adhesives.
STEP 4 RECOVERY
After receiving the upper eyelid surgery, your recovery should be relatively short. You can go back to work in 5 to 7 days after the surgery and most patients report being back to normal in two weeks, some with minor bruising.
TIPS FOR FASTER RECOVERY:
- Avoid activities such as watching TV, reading or using a computer, these can dry the eyes and slow recovery.
- Sleep with an elevated head for a couple days after surgery, this will help minimize swelling
- Use an ice compress on your eyes for 1-3 days
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sun irritation and wind when outside
- Don’t drink alcohol, this can cause you to retain fluids and slows recovery
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are interested in upper eyelid surgery, your next step is a private, one-on-one consultation with our doctor. It is his firm belief and philosophy that every patient is unique and has unique needs; he is diligent in discovering what your needs are so he can help you get the outcome you desire. During your consultation, you will work with him so he can develop a treatment plan that is individualized and specific to you. In this why you will get the result you want by receiving among the top upper eyelid surgery Los Angeles have available. Please call our office today.