The Eyes Have It
The skin on your eyelids is the thinnest skin on the entire body, which means they are one of the first places to show noticeable and often troubling signs of aging.
When the eyelid skin begins to sag and tissue droops around the eyes, you may see more wrinkles and hollow areas that only become more prominent over time. Loss of elasticity in the upper eyelid can even cause loss of your visual field of sight. If you have any of these issues, Dr. Chip Cole may recommend blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelid lift. An eyelid lift removes excess skin above and below the eyes so you can appear more refreshed. The professionals at Oculus Plastic Surgery are proud to have performed countless successful procedures so patients can look younger and see better. Call our Atlanta, GA, office to schedule an eyelid lift consultation and see how you can benefit from treatment.
Youthful and Energized Look
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that changes the way the eyelids look. It is done to tighten tissues and get rid of extra skin or fat in the upper eyelids or lower eyelids. This is also known as an eyelid lift.
Most of the time, this surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. However, it's also an excellent way to help people see better if their upper eyelids are drooping and getting in the way. Dark circles under the eyes, crow's feet, and other lines on the face won't go away with an eyelid lift. Those issues are better addressed with other procedures, like laser resurfacing, a cheek lift, or a forehead lift.
See all life has to offer
Blepharoplasty can be performed on healthy patients with excess skin folds around the upper or lower eyelids. This excess or loose skin causes cosmetic problems and may even obstruct your field of vision.
Our procedure at Oculus Plastic Surgery can also address under-eye bags and puffiness that prevent men and women from feeling confident and enjoying life to the fullest. To find out if you are indeed an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cole or a member of our team.
Open your eyes to a new you
Your eyes are key to looking youthful, alert, and friendly. At your consultation with Atlanta blepharoplasty provider, Dr. Cole, your aesthetic goals are the most essential point of discussion. He wants to ensure your needs are met in the most effective way possible. Schedule your consultation at Oculus Plastic Surgery to learn how eyelid surgery can open your eyes to a new you.
Smooth your upper or lower lids
During a blepharoplasty Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Cole will make a hidden incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. Once the tissue is removed, we also address any excess fat at the same time. Sutures are used to gently close the incision. Typically, Dr. Cole does an InsideOut™ approach so there is absolutely no scar visible.
A lower eyelid lift requires an internal incision in the lower eyelid to remove or reposition the tissue. This is also known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. If, however, there is significant excess skin in addition to puffiness on the lower eyelid, a traditional incision just below the eyelashes (external blepharoplasty) can allow for the removal of excess skin. Our clinic in Atlanta works hard to make sure patients feel comfortable during the process and experience as little scarring as possible.
After a cosmetic eyelid blepharoplasty, you can expect your eyes to look brighter, tighter, and more open. The effects can be small but noticeable. You will look like yourself but appear more awake, rested, and youthful.
After your surgery, you should see a difference in your eyelids right away. But swelling and discoloration after surgery may make it hard to see the final result at first. Even though most people can go back to work in one week after blepharoplasty, your swelling may not go away entirely for a few more weeks. After about four to six weeks, you should be able to see the final results of your cosmetic eyelid surgery. The results of the surgery last at least 10 to 15 years, and because of the unique endoscopic technique, you shouldn’t see any scars.
A New Vision of Beauty
In the recovery room, Dr. Cole will probably put ointment in your eyes to keep them moist and place cold compresses over them. Right after surgery, the ointment may make your eyes sensitive to light and make it hard to see clearly.
You may feel like your eyes are dry or wet. The first night after surgery, putting cool compresses on your eyes and sleeping with your head raised will help with swelling. Dr. Cole will tell you how to take care of yourself in great detail.
Eyelid surgery generally does not cause visible scarring. Dr. Cole typically does all surgery using his trademarked InsideOut™ approach, resulting in no scars. Dr. Cole takes great care to ensure that incisions are made in the natural folds of the face. Our clinic also provides detailed guidelines and recommendations so patients can minimize scarring during recovery.
Complications after upper or lower eyelid surgery are rare. However, it's important to follow the recovery instructions provided by Oculus Plastic Surgery to prevent complications such as infection. These include avoiding activities that may cause injury to the eyes, such as rubbing or applying pressure to the area. Contact our office if you have any issues.
Blepharoplasty is not only performed for cosmetic reasons. If you suffer from drooping eyelids or other conditions that obstruct your vision, this surgery in Atlanta, GA, can remove the excess skin and improve your eyesight. Our patients report that they are able to read better and see more easily after their procedure.
An average blepharoplasty starts at $5,000 for upper eyelids and $6,500 for lower eyelids.
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