Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Atlanta, GA
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery in Atlanta, GA is a procedure that rejuvenates the upper and/or lower eyelids, utilizing techniques to minimize or eliminate the visibility of scars. As individuals age, the muscles and skin surrounding the eyes often stretch giving the appearance of tired, droopy eyes. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin while tightening muscle around the eyes to improve the look of sagging eyebrows, under eye bags, and drooping eyelids, giving the patient an overall younger appearance. One particular technique includes a tiny incision inside the lower eyelid through which Dr. Burstein can remove the fat that causes under eye puffiness without a visible scar. Dr. Burstein’s advanced training in cosmetic surgery allows him to provide premium patient care while achieving desired results.
Q.) How do I know if eyelid surgery is right for me?
Candidates for blepharoplasty typically are bothered by excess skin and tissue on their upper and/or lower eyelids. Whether the loose skin is causing impaired vision or patients are just tired of appearing tired, blepharoplasty can be a viable solution. The best way to determine whether or not blepharoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and surgical desires.
Q.) Is blepharoplasty the only solution for eliminating a tired-eye appearance?
Before needing eyelid surgery, many plastic surgery patients can enhance the appearance of their eyes with cosmetic injection treatments like Botox® and Dysport®. These products work by relaxing muscles on the forehead and around the eyes that cause wrinkles. Later in life, when sagging skin around the eyes contributes to wrinkles, bags, and droopiness, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the eye’s appearance. There are times when a sagging brow line can cause a hooded eyelid appearance, requiring brow lift surgery rather than blepharoplasty.
Q.) Are eyelid surgery scars noticeable? Can certain measures be taken to reduce their appearance?
Scars are a constant worry among facial plastic surgery patients, which is why I utilize certain techniques to minimize the appearance of plastic surgery scars. One example is a technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty that involves a small incision inside the lower eyelid, so there is no external scar. Some patients undergo laser skin resurfacing treatment after surgery to further reduce the appearance of visible scars.
Q.) How long is the recovery time for blepharoplasty?
While blepharoplasty patients may feel up to returning to work within a few days of surgery, they may experience blurry vision. Blepharoplasty patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within 10 days of eyelid surgery.