Blepharoplasty in Dayton, OH
Eyelids that droop or sag add years to your appearance, and could even affect your vision. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that helps men and women in Dayton, Troy, Centerville, and Kettering eliminate this condition, so they look and feel younger. Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons is proud to offer eyelid surgery to patients throughout the Huber Heights, Beavercreek, and Springfield, OH, area.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Sometimes referred to an as eye lift, blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery in which excess skin and fat is removed from the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. When performed on the lower eyelids, it can also resolve bags underneath the eyes.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Eye creams do little to firm skin on the eyes, and wrinkles on the eyelids can also become even more obvious when wearing makeup. Blepharoplasty eliminates those fine lines and wrinkles, providing a smoother appearance to the eyes and helping people appear younger and more alert.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Nearly anyone can be a good candidate for blepharoplasty; however, those with chronic dry eye, glaucoma, or any other eye condition should obtain permission from their ophthalmologist first.
What do I Need to do Before Blepharoplasty?
Avoid wearing cosmetics or applying any cream or lotions to your eye area the day of your appointment. You may also want to eliminate sun exposure for a few days ahead of time, as this surgery can make your eyes even more sensitive to light.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Blepharoplasty?
Your eyelids will be cleansed with an antiseptic cleanser to remove any dirt and oil. Next, a member of our board-certified surgical team will administer local anesthesia through a syringe. You will lie on a table while the surgeon removes excess skin from your upper or lower eyelids then pulls the remaining skin tightly into place.
How Long Does it Take to Perform Blepharoplasty?
It typically takes between one and three hours to perform this eyelid surgery.
What to Expect After Blepharoplasty
Following an eye lift, you may feel tired and wish to take frequent naps. You might also need to wear sunglasses when going outdoors to protect your eyes. Mild headaches are not uncommon but can be resolved by taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Blepharoplasty?
Yes, but any scars you do have will be hidden in the natural creases of your eyelid.
When Will I See the Results?
You will notice firmer, more uplifted eyes right away after having an upper eyelid lift. It could take a few days for the swelling to go down enough for you to notice a reduction in puffiness after undergoing a lower eyelid lift.
How Long Will the Results of a Blepharoplasty Last?
Future aging is inevitable, but the fact that you have shaved years off of your appearance means that you will continue looking younger even as the process continues.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Blepharoplasty Results
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
When you look in the mirror, do you see a pair of tired eyes looking back at you? If so, you may want to consider an eye lift performed by one of the board-certified cosmetic surgeons here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons. We proudly serve patients in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Kettering, and Miamisburg, and invite you to contact us today.