There’s no doubt that our eyes are our most expressive facial feature. Yet, they are often the first part of the face to reveal our age, making us look tired or even sad when we’re not – and long before our time. That’s where an eyelid lift at Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery can help.
With eyelid surgery on the upper lids, lower lids, or both, our board-certified plastic surgeon can restore your eyelids to take ten or fifteen years off your facial appearance. The procedure is usually performed on patients aged thirty-five and older. Still, younger women and men who have inherited drooping upper lids or bags under the eyes may also seek an eyelid lift in Roseville, California.
We will spend time with you in consultation, answering all of your questions so that you can decide if blepharoplasty is an intelligent choice for you. Our philosophy is to provide you with a natural improvement that does not look “operated on.”
Note that eyelid surgery does not correct drooping eyebrows or forehead wrinkles. For this reason, some patients combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift.
If you have signs of aging on the middle or lower portions of the face, a cheek lift, facelift, or neck lift are often combined with blepharoplasty to enhance your results. If aging is not significant, fat transfer, Botox®, or dermal filler injectables may be sufficient.
While these surgeries are performed regularly by plastic surgeons, there’s nothing cookie cutter about them. Every patient is an individual, and we treat you and your surgery as such. We look at the shape of your eyes, the muscles involved, and take into account how you want to look.Dr. David J. Kiener, M.D.
Upper Eyelid Lift in Roseville, CA
Our surgeons perform upper eyelid surgery primarily to correct sagging upper eyelid skin that hangs over the eyes. It is also designed to improve lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Small pockets of fat beneath the upper lids’ skin appearing in bulges can be removed during the operation.
Lower Eyelid Lift in Sacramento, CA
Lower eyelid surgery helps eliminate bags or puffiness under the eyes. It also is effective in smoothing unsightly lines and wrinkles under the eyes. Bulging fatty tissue under the lower eyelid skin can be removed during a lower blepharoplasty. Undereye hollows can be treated with dermal fillers or fat transfer if necessary.
Our Approach for Eyelid Lift in Roseville, CA.
Upper eyelid surgery is often performed in our office under local anesthesia with oral sedation. We place the incisions within the crease of the eyelid, where scarring is effectively hidden. Your surgeon will remove excess fat and drooping skin over the eyes to tighten the area appropriately. But not too tight, so the outcome is natural-looking for a younger appearance. This surgery often brings the eyes out of hiding so that they are more readily seen.
Lower eyelid surgery that requires more intricate care is typically done under general anesthesia at the surgery center. The most common technique employed is the subsidiary, which places the incisions right below the lower eyelashes where the scar will be practically invisible. However, your surgeon may use a transconjunctival incision positioned on the inside of the lower eyelid to remove excess fat and skin below the lashes simultaneously.
Doing either upper or lower blepharoplasty takes about an hour while combining the surgeries takes about an hour and a half.
Sacramento, California Blepharoplasty Recovery
Most patients are pleasantly surprised their recovery from blepharoplasty is relatively easy. There is, of course, some mild swelling, bruising, and occasional tenderness, as well as possible eye dryness and tearing for a few days.
We place small gauze pieces soaked in ice water on your eyes to minimize swelling. Keeping your head elevated for a few days will help resolve the inflammation. Your surgeon will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and oral pain medication if necessary for your comfort while healing.
Plan to take a week to ten days off from work and social activities after surgery. Vigorous exercise and contact sports should be avoided for two to three weeks. Most women are allowed to wear eye makeup within a week after surgery.
We will be in constant contact with follow-up office visits to ensure your healing is going well and the results are to your satisfaction. Any nylon sutures used to close incisions will be removed about five days after surgery.
Schedule a Blepharoplasty Consultation
Call us for a consultation appointment to discuss eyelid surgery or other procedures that can help you look more youthful.
Sacramento Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Q. Does an eyelid lift get rid of crow’s feet?
We perform browlifts to address hooding of the skin to the sides of the eye, not upper blepharoplasty, to treat lines and wrinkles. However, when combined with other effective treatments like Botox®, patients can achieve such results.
Q. How much does eyelid surgery cost in Sacramento?
The best way to learn the cost of blepharoplasty in Sacramento is to schedule a consultation. Many factors affect such prices. These include the severity of the problem, the technique implemented, and health insurance coverages.
Q. Can I wear my contacts or glasses after my blepharoplasty in Sacramento?
Blepharoplasty patients are free to wear their glasses immediately after surgery. When exiting the procedure, many Roseville blepharoplasty patients wear sunglasses to mask the swelling around their eyes. However, you should avoid wearing contacts for at least one week.
Q. Will my health insurance cover an upper blepharoplasty in Sacramento?
When there are documented obstructions in the patient’s field of vision by an ophthalmologist, insurance coverage may apply. That said, it is essential to know the full criteria of your insurance coverage, as policies may vary in this regard.