3 Things to Know Before Eyelid Surgery

Thin, delicate eyelid skin is often the first place to show signs of aging like sagging upper lids, puffy undereye bags, and vision obstruction when you can’t see past droopy skin.

These changes can make you look older than your years and give you a tired and angry appearance. Fortunately, eyelid surgery – medically known as blepharoplasty – can address these concerns, restore facial beauty and rejuvenate your look.

Here are three things board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Bresnick shares with his eyelid lift patients during their private consultation.

1. Blepharoplasty Is Customizable

Eyelid surgery is not a cookie-cutter procedure. There are variations and different options. For example, upper blepharoplasty is appropriate for patients concerned with excess upper eyelid skin. Meanwhile, lower blepharoplasty addresses undereye sagging and puffiness. Combining both techniques will give you a comprehensive result. Dr. Bresnick will help you select the right approach.

2. You Can Combine Eyelid Surgery With Other Procedures

Though it is possible to achieve a transformative outcome through blepharoplasty as a stand-alone procedure, this surgery pairs beautifully with other facial enhancements, like a facelift.    We often offer laser resurfacing of the lower eyelids and crow’s feet when improving the upper eyelids, making this combination a very popular option as well.

3. Blepharoplasty Is Possible Without Any Visible Scarring

We can perform lower eyelid cosmetic surgery through a small incision inside the eyelid without an visible scar.This technique works best for people with good lower eyelid skin tone but may be combined with laser resurfacing of the lower eyelid skin. 

Many people who consider blepharoplasty worry about having scars. Fortunately, the incisions for this procedure, if required, are tiny and easy to conceal within natural skin creases, folds, and lash lines. It’s why eyelid surgery is a popular option for patients who seek to look younger with no visible evidence they had cosmetic surgery.

Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation Today

It matters who you choose to perform your blepharoplasty. Dr. Bresnick is a board-certified plastic surgeon who routinely completes safe and effective eyelid surgeries. To schedule a consultation, call (818) 981-3333 or fill out our convenient online form.

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