An increasing number of men and women who contend with droopy upper eyelids and lower lid bags are achieving the refreshed look they desire from eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. Omaha, Nebraska-based Aesthetic Surgical Images has used this safe, effective procedure to help hundreds of patients transform their appearance from tired and weary to youthful and energetic.
Blepharoplasty: Who needs it?
Call 800-331-5001 or Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our highly-qualified plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Surgical Images to discuss how blepharoplasty can help you look years younger.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
In Omaha, blepharoplasty removes excess skin of the upper eyelids and bags of the lower eyelids, resulting in a refreshed, more alert appearance. Specifically, it treats:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or impairs vision
- Fatty deposits that cause puffiness
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
During your consultation, your doctor will perform a full examination to determine if you are a good candidate for a surgery eyelid. You’ll also be able to visualize realistic surgical results using our state-of-the-art computer imaging system. Although images are no assurance of results, this will give you a good idea of what eyelid surgery can do for you. Sometimes, our doctors discover that patients are better suited for less-invasive procedures like injectables that smooth out wrinkles and plump up the skin. But, for individuals with more advanced signs of aging, eyelid surgery is the most effective way to recapture a more youthful look.
Your Blepharoplasty Procedure
Blepharoplasty in Omaha, Nebraska is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. For the upper eyelids, an incision is placed in the crease of the lid to remove excess fat and tighten the skin. For the lower eyelids, the incision is placed underneath the eyelashes or on the inside of the eyelid. Placing the incisions within the natural structure of the lids allows our surgeons to conceal scarring.
Many of our patients add complementary procedures to their eyelid surgery including facelift to tighten the jaw line and neck or brow lift to smooth deep furrows and frown lines of the forehead. Combining procedures is an effective way to optimize facial rejuvenation.
To better understand what to expect from eyelid surgery, take some time to read through answers to our patients’ most Frequently Asked Questions. We think you’ll find it to be a valuable resource as you research your options.
Enjoying Your Results
Blepharoplasty recovery is relatively painless, and bruising and swelling are usually minimal. One week after surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment to check on your healing and remove any stitches. At that time, most patients can return to normal activities, although vigorous exercise should be delayed for a month. Most patients enjoy full results within three to five weeks. See the difference eyelid surgery can make when you visit our before & after photo gallery.
“I looked tired and puffy for the past 10 years so I decided to have the upper and lower eyelid surgery. While initially afraid, I am now happy I had this done. My advice to anyone considering it is to follow all of the after-care rules and lay low for a couple of weeks. Also, Google ‘Ali unpacks her bags’ for videos on another person’s experience These videos helped me.”5 Stars
A blepharoplasty carries with it the same risks of any surgery, which include scarring and possibly infection. Postoperative bleeding is a possibility with a blepharoplasty. This can be very serious and can lead to visual impairment. For that reason, conditions that may predispose a patient to bleeding are carefully considered before the operation. This includes making sure the patient has a normal blood pressure and is not taking any type of drugs or food substances that can lead to thinning of the blood and postoperative bleeding. A condition known as ectropion can develop in the lower eyelids. In this case, the lower eyelid is pulled downward. This is very unusual and there are techniques your surgeon can employ to help prevent this.
If your surgeon believes that excess skin of your upper eyelids or your sagging brow can result in visual field impairment, he or she will order visual field testing to be done by your optometrist or your ophthalmologist. If there is sufficient documentation to make the diagnosis of visual field impairment, insurance may cover the procedure.
Many patients who complain of dark circles under their eyes have pigmentation in the lower eyelids that cannot be removed. Sometimes, the dark circles are the result of shadowing underneath bulging in the lower eyelids. If the dark circle is due to this shadow effect, removal of the bulges may help with the dark circles.
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Taking The Next Step
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001 today to decide if eyelid surgery is right for you. Everyone on staff from our patient care coordinators to our highly-credentialed plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists are dedicated to treating you with respect, privacy and the best care available.