The eyes are one of the most telling facial features. They communicate our joy, our sorrow, and all the emotions in between. As the eyes begin to age, the upper lids may droop and sag, and the lower lids may become puffy and discolored. Low-hanging upper lids may even cause vision impairment. These changes can negatively impact the facial expression, causing a tired, angry or depressed look, even when the patient is in a great mood. The end result is lowered self-confidence and compromised quality of life.
Are there risks associated with blepharoplasty?
There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. At your initial consultation, Dr. Weber will explain all the specific risks associated with blepharoplasty. It should be noted that nearly all patients find that the benefits of having the procedure far outweigh the possible risks.
What specific issues does blepharoplasty address?
Blepharoplasty is a great procedure because it can address many issues, including the following:
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Lower eyelid bags
- Darkness and shadows in the lower eyelids
- Loose eyelid skin that causes wrinkles
- Hollowing in the lower eyelid
- “Tear trough” areas
- Droopiness or “rounding” of the lower eyelid
Blepharoplasty can also be used to treat some cases of vision impairment when sagging of the upper eyelids is severe.
Are there nonsurgical treatment options that produce results similar to blepharoplasty?
While adequate sleep, eye products, dermal filler injections, chemical peels and laser resurfacing can soften lines around the eyes, blepharoplasty is often the only option to rejuvenate the entire eye area.
Will I have a visible scar?
Dr. Weber strategically places his incisions within natural creases of the eyelids. He also meticulously closes his incisions using special sutures and suturing techniques. You should have a well-camouflaged incision after your eyelids heal.
What is the best age for patients to have blepharoplasty?
There is no best age for blepharoplasty. The procedure can be performed on patients who wish to improve the appearance of the area around their eyes. For some patients, the specific concerns they wish to address may have been present since birth. Other patients may have concerns that have slowly developed over the course of many decades.
How can I maximize my results?
Patients who wish to maximize their results may do so by adhering to the instructions and advice given by Dr. Weber. In addition, specific measures that patients can take include using proper sun protection (even years after surgery), exercising, eating healthy, and reducing stress.
Do I have to stop smoking?
Because smoking interferes with the body’s healing processes, patients will need to stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery.
What is a browlift? Can it be performed with my blepharoplasty?
A browlift is a surgical procedure used to lift and shape the heavy eyebrow. Patients who have a browlift appear younger, alert, and energetic. A browlift can be combined with blepharoplasty for some patients. The best way to find out if you are one of those patients is to ask Dr. Weber at your initial consultation.
Is Dr. Weber a blepharoplasty veteran?
Dr. Weber excels at blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation surgeries. Over the course of his professional career, he has developed the surgical knowledge and skills necessary to achieve consistent blepharoplasty results for patients of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds.
Can I see before and after photos of some of Dr. Weber’s patients?
Dr. Weber would absolutely love to show you pictures of some of his patients. You can review our before and after gallery on our website. He will also take the time during your consultation to find pictures of patients who had a condition similar to yours. He will also take the time to explain how your results will be similar and different to the patients he shows you. You will be completely comfortable before your surgery because you will know exactly what to expect.
How do I determine if I am a candidate?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty is to schedule and attend an initial consultation with Dr. Weber. A complete evaluation will be used to determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Dr. Weber recommends that you bring the following to your initial consultation:
- A list of all the medications and supplements you regularly take
- A list of all the medications you are allergic to
- A list of any questions or concerns you have
- If you have pictures that you would like Dr. Weber to review, you are encouraged to bring them.