Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure for correcting sagging and wrinkled upper-eyelid skin, worn-out eyelid muscles, and puffy undereye bags. These are common aesthetic issues that naturally occur as a part of the aging process. However, younger individuals may also notice these issues developing early on in their lives, which can cause them to appear older than their actual age.
Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis is a highly skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and provides his patients in the areas of Beverly Hills and Tampa with beautiful and natural-looking results. Dr. Demetri combines his keen understanding of facial aesthetics with his technical prowess to give the eyes a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
For many people, having excess skin around the eyelids not only produces cosmetic issues but can also be responsible for functional issues that may arise within the eyes. Eyelid surgery, however, is the ideal treatment to remedy these problems. It can help reduce under-eye bags, reduce irritation from excess skin folds, expand one’s line of sight for an improvement in visual prowess, and provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can safely return home the same day of the procedure.
There are varying degrees of eyelid sagging that a person can experience. In general, if you are unhappy with the way your eyelids alter your appearance, then you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
In severe cases, the degree of sagging in the upper eyelids may reach the point where it partially obscures the patient’s peripheral vision, which can diminish their quality of life. In these cases, eyelid surgery can improve both form and function.
If you have puffy bags under your eyes, you are also a good candidate for surgery. While there are treatments that claim to be effective at reducing puffiness, they often provide little to no results. The only way to properly address the issue is to have the excess fat underneath the eyelids either partially removed or repositioned.
Upper-eyelid surgery is performed by making small incisions across the upper eyelids. These incisions are made within the natural creases of the upper eyelids to help hide any post-surgical scars for a more natural appearance.
Dr. Demetri will tighten stretched eyelid muscles and remove loose skin from the area. He will then lift the upper-eyelid skin and suture the incisions closed. Once fully healed, the eyes will have a refreshed and radiant appearance.
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Swelling and bruising around the eyes should dissipate over the coming days. While most patients are able to move around and perform normal tasks after a few days, most patients do not feel presentable until after 10 or so days. You will be provided with a comprehensive list of post-surgical instructions following your eyelid surgery.
As with most invasive surgical procedures, there is some degree of risk associated with eyelid surgery. Some patients may experience some discomfort, which includes some minor bruising and swelling, after the procedure along with dry or irritated eyes. In cases such as these, you will be provided with medication to help make you more comfortable as you heal. Patients can expect to return to their normal daily activities within one to two weeks.
Dr. Demetri understands that your eyes are an important part of your look and play a vital role in forming good first impressions with the people you meet. He will customize a surgical plan that’s tailored to your individual needs in order to address the specific cosmetic issues you are facing. After the procedure is completed, you can expect to experience a more youthful appearance that you can carry with confidence.
Call one of our offices to book an appointment for your eyelid surgery with Dr. Demetri today. Dr. Demetri can provide you with the personalized care you need and can completely rejuvenate the appearance of your eyelids and restore your comfort with your appearance.
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