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The upper and lower eyelids can play a crucial role in how one’s face and aesthetic appearance are perceived. Minor signs of aging can have a significant impact on these features, influencing one’s confidence. With upper and lower blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, you will achieve a restored, refreshed, and youthful look to your eyes.

What Is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty (also called eyelid surgery) is an aesthetic procedure that involves removing excess tissue from the upper or lower eyelids. The goal is to give the eyes a more youthful appearance, reduce drooping of the eyelid skin, eliminate puffiness beneath the eyes, and remove “bags” below the eyes. This procedure can also be used to correct vision problems caused by significantly droopy eyelids that may interfere with eyesight. Dr. Min provides two main types of blepharoplasty: upper and lower eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, resulting in both aesthetic and functional improvements. This can help reduce the sagging of the lids, as well as give the eyes a more open, alert look. The procedure typically takes between one and two hours to perform but can be longer when combined with other procedures for enhanced results.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is used to reduce puffiness and bags beneath the eyes, allowing for a more alert and youthful appearance. This can be done by removing excess fat, repositioning fat pads, or tightening the underlying muscles. Similar to upper eyelid surgery, it can be combined with others but typically takes about 1-2 hours on its own.

Benefits of a Modern Eyelid Lift Procedure

A modern eyelid lift procedure offers many benefits to patients when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Not only can this procedure help patients look younger, but it can improve some functional characteristics as well. Benefits of eyelid surgery include:
  • Improving vision by removing excessively droopy skin
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles or other signs of aging around the eyes
  • Restoring lost volume below the eyelids
  • Smoothing out pockets of fat
  • Increasing a visual sense of alertness and attention
  • Having long-lasting results
  • Having little to no visible scarring

Who Is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a good option for anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of their eyes. It is ideal for those whose eye area has been affected by aging or certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease. In addition to this, those with excess fat in the eyelids may be good candidates for blepharoplasty. Finally, anyone looking for an overall sense of rejuvenation to their facial aesthetic may find their ideal solution with blepharoplasty.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will meet some standards that include:
  • Being in overall stable health
  • Being a non-smoker before and after the procedure
  • Having a healthy approach to aesthetic surgery
  • Setting realistic expectations for results

An Overview of the Blepharoplasty Procedure Experience

Blepharoplasty is typically performed in an outpatient basis, with the patient returning home soon after the procedure. During surgery, incisions will be made in the natural creases of the eyelids to reduce the visibility of any scarring that may form. The excess skin and fat are then removed using a combination of traditional surgical techniques and laser technology. Local anesthetic may be all that is required for complete comfort, but some patients prefer having general anesthesia. Both upper and lower eyelid surgery can take 1-2 hours on their own, but if they are combined, patients can expect a longer procedure time.

After the Surgery: Recovery

Recovery time after eyelid surgery varies from person to person and is impacted by how well patients follow their post-procedure instructions. Generally, patients can expect to be back to their normal routine within 1-2 weeks. Until that time, it is important for the patient to get plenty of rest and follow postoperative instructions regarding medications, activity levels, and the use of other recovery techniques. Swelling, discomfort, and redness should all fade day by day over the first couple of weeks.

Seeing Your Results from Blepharoplasty

Immediately after the procedure, most people will have swelling that will take a few weeks to fully resolve to see the final results. The results of blepharoplasty are usually long-lasting and should not require additional surgery or maintenance, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an essential factor in preserving your results. Additionally, patients may need to wear protective eyewear when outside for some time to avoid damage or irritation from sun exposure.

Combining Eyelid Surgery With Other Procedures

In some cases, eyelid surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to maximize results. For instance, a brow lift may be performed in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty to create an overall smoother and more youthful appearance. Additionally, a lower blepharoplasty can be combined with dermal fillers or fat transfer treatments for enhanced volume restoration. However, the most popular combination is simply to have both upper and lower eyelid surgery in one visit, allowing for enhanced balance in your results.
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Dr. Min

Meet Dr. Elise Min

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles
Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Min, a distinguished female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is renowned for her unique expertise in breast and body surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Min is celebrated for her personal approach to aesthetic surgery and her exceptional patient care. She places great emphasis on educating her patients, allowing them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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Blepharoplasty can be an effective way to achieve a more youthful look for adult patients of a wide range of ages. Dr. Min is dedicated to delivering natural-looking results with minimal scarring during your blepharoplasty procedure in Beverly Hills. Contact Dr. Min’s office to book your consultation to start your journey towards a rejuvenated aesthetic.
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