Eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin in the eye area with eyelid surgery from The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland in Baltimore.
Often, the first facial features to show signs of aging are the eyes. Wrinkles and sagging skin on the eyelids and around the eye can make a person look tired and older than they feel, and can even interfere with vision. However, it is possible to achieve a more youthful appearance with eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.
Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess or sagging skin, muscle, and/or fat. Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both.
In addition to improving the appearance and addressing aging signs like sagging or drooping eyelid skin, eyelid surgery can also improve functional issues with the eyelids for some patients. As skin sags, particularly around the sides of the eyes, it can block light around the sides (peripheral vision) and upper part of your field of vision. Severely sagging skin or muscle laxity can even make it difficult to open your eyes all the way.
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A blepharoplasty can have both medical and cosmetic benefits, which means people have many reasons to seek out eyelid surgery in Baltimore. On the cosmetic side, people may want eyelid surgery because they:
And to correct issues with vision, people can consider blepharoplasty if they:
In the care of a board-certified plastic surgeon, eyelid surgery is a safe and effective way to treat any of these conditions. Eyelid skin and the skin around the eyes is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your face. Because of this, blepharoplasty is a highly delicate procedure, and should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Rosenberg of the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland is double board-certified in plastic surgery and has a reputation for providing beautiful blepharoplasty results, giving patients a refreshed look, and helping them look years younger. To learn more about this procedure and to find out if it’s right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Blepharoplasty can be an option for anyone looking for a long-lasting remedy for puffy, baggy, or sagging skin around the eyes. If you are already seeking additional procedures for facial rejuvenation, such as a facelift or browlift, an eyelid lift can be performed at the same time for even more dramatic results.
People who are generally healthy and don’t smoke are generally good candidates for eyelid surgery. In your blepharoplasty Baltimore consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will take your medical history to ensure any there are no underlying health concerns that may make you ineligible for this procedure.
Blepharoplasty at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions are made in the upper and lower eyelids that will naturally conceal scars to remove excess skin and fat as well as tighten muscle tissue. Those incisions will be closed with sutures when the procedure is complete, which Dr. Rosenberg can remove at a post-operative appointment.
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After eyelid surgery, you will experience several temporary side effects, including swelling, bruising, blurred vision, dry eye sensation, tearing, and sensitivity to light. Dr. Rosenberg will provide you with a personalized plan for recovery in your consultations, which may include instructions for using an ice pack to reduce swelling, dark-tinted sunglasses to protect eyelid skin from UV damage, and directions for sleeping posture. If at any time during recovery, you experience unusual symptoms, like shortness of breath, chest pain, or sudden changes in vision, call Dr. Rosenberg right away.
Most patients can return to work and non-strenuous activities in one week after surgery. Swelling and soreness usually fade in under two weeks from the date of the procedure, with results becoming apparent around that time.
Results from blepharoplasty can, and often do, last a lifetime. However, permanent results aren’t guaranteed, as this procedure cannot stop the natural effects of aging on the eyelids and skin around the eyes.
When considering having a delicate procedure like blepharoplasty performed in Baltimore, it’s important to carefully evaluate your plastic surgeon. Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg has led the team at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland for over a decade. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg:
These affiliations and certifications reinforce what Dr. Rosenberg’s Baltimore patients know from their plastic surgery experiences: that Dr. Rosenberg is a skilled plastic surgeon who delivers beautiful, natural-looking results for eyelid surgery.
Because eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure, it helps to be well informed before committing to a surgical plan of action. A key part of your treatment for drooping eyelid skin or baggy eyes is the initial consultation with Dr. Rosenberg. By being prepared with questions that address issues important to you, you will be better prepared for surgery and have reasonable expectations for results.
Questions you may find helpful in a blepharoplasty consultation include:
If you’re unsatisfied with having excess skin on your eyelids that make you look older or more tired than you feel, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Dr. Rosenberg at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland specializes in blepharoplasty and can tell you more about the procedure and its benefits during a consultation. Start a conversation about eyelid surgery today by calling us at 410-324-3071 or contacting us online.
Once the patient is under general anesthesia, the surgeon will create discrete incisions in the upper or lower eyelids. The excess skin will be removed and muscled tightened before closing the incisions.
While eyelid surgery is generally quite safe, some of the risks include scarring, temporary blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, or possible infection.
After eyelid surgery, you will want to use an ice pack to reduce swelling, as well as be sure to protect your eyes from the sun. Most patients can resume their usual activities after about a week.
The possibility of losing your vision after a blepharoplasty is extremely rare and unlikely to happen.
The results of your eyelid surgery will usually appear within two weeks, once the swelling has gone down.
Small scars will occur from the incisions made during your eyelids surgery. however, these will be placed in a discrete location and should virtually invisible.
Droopy eyelids can be fixed with an eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty.
If you experience blurry vision after your procedure, this side effect should only last for two to three days.
Botox cannot reduce excess skin. Droopy eyelids can only be corrected with an eyelid surgery.
Droopy eyelids can block light from getting to your eyes, making it more difficult to see clearly.