What is Blepharoplasty?
The skin on your eyelids is very thin, 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 vision. 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.
Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?
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.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"Dr. Cole and his staff were absolutely amazing. I felt well cared and truly valued. My eyes look and feel great! I'm so happy!"- E.C. / Healthgrades / Nov 19, 2019
"Dr. Cole and his staff are wonderful! He is by far the best at everything he does. Your eyes will thank you!!"- W.C. / Google / Nov 18, 2020
"From the initial consultation speaking with Julia, I KNEW I’d chosen the BEST place. She was very patient, knowledgeable and held my hand all the way up to my visit with Dr. Cole and Jenny, his warm smile and suggestions made me confident that I scheduled my appointment for surgery before leaving the office. I had a cheek lift and blepharoplasty on December 22, they were so comforting, and occasional follow ups between visits made my recovery even more satisfactory. The picture in the black was taken December 14, 2020 and the picture in the white was taken February 20, 2022. Talking about AHHMAZING results and reversing the time. Julia, Jenny and Dr. Cole are an exceptional DREAM TEAM!"- K.R. / Google / Feb 21, 2022
"Dr. Cole is an excellent surgeon. His work is outstanding and I could not be more pleased with my results. I am 67 years old and recently had eyes and brow lift. Great work. Wish I had gone to him for previous surgeries. His staff and especially his assistant, Jenny, are the absolute best. They make you feel like your are an old friend, not just a patient. They are so professional, kind, and competent that I am always at ease. I put my complete trust in him. Fully recommend!"- S.V. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Dr. Cole is an excellent surgeon. His work is outstanding and I could not be more pleased with my results. I am 67 years old and recently had eyes and brow lift. Great work. Wish I had gone to him for previous surgeries. His staff and especially his assistant, Jenny, are the absolute best. They make you feel like your are an old friend, not just a patient. They are so professional, kind, and competent that I am always at ease. I put my complete trust in him. Fully recommend!"- S.V. / Google / Nov 18, 2020
What to expect during BLEPHAROPLASTY
During an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Cole makes 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.
A lower eyelid lift requires an internal incision in the lower eyelid to remove or reposition the tissue. This is also known as 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.
How long is recovery after BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Most patients are back to their normal routines after blepharoplasty within a few days, although complete recovery may take as long as 2 to 3 weeks. While swelling, bruising, and some discomfort are all part of the recovery process, these side effects are temporary and can be alleviated with cold compresses and a mild pain reliever. OCULUS Plastic Surgery can provide further guidance and recovery instructions so you can feel more comfortable.
Eyelid lift FAQs
Will I have scars from an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery generally does not cause visible scarring. 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.
Should I expect post-surgery complications?
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.
How will my eyesight improve?
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.
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