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Blepharoplasty

Rejuvenating the eyelid with surgery is very popular in the United States and around the world. If you are unhappy with how the areas around your eyes have aged, our plastic surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics can help ease the look of your tired and aged appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery. Our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach offer upper and/or lower eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) as an outpatient procedure.

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Eyelid surgery can improve your eyes by making you look more attractive and improving your vision. Many patients, both men and women, undergo blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance and improve the physical ailments that come from loose, sagging skin around the eyes. For women, this loose skin can make putting on makeup a burden and may prevent them from achieving the look they desire. If you are considering eyelid surgery, consult our board-certified plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach, FL.

About Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty enhances the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. For the upper eyelid, this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, allowing for a comfortable and tailored experience. In contrast, lower eyelid surgery is exclusively performed under general anesthesia. This procedure is commonly used to treat excess, loose, and sagging skin around the eyes that can impair vision and make a patient look and feel tired. It can also correct minor wrinkles and folds around the eyes.

To enhance the upper eyelid, we can relieve issues like excessive skin (hooding) and puffiness caused by herniation of fat. Our skilled plastic surgeons can delicately change the shape, position, and depth of your eyelid crease. We also see patients who need upper eyelid surgery to improve vision. Lower eyelid surgery removes the “bags” or puffiness of the lower lid. The loose skin around the eye is removed along with any fat pockets through small incisions.

Blepharoplasty Treats:

  • Excess, loose, and sagging skin around the eyes
  • Vision impairment due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid
  • Bags or fat deposits under the eyes
  • Wrinkles and folds around the upper eyelid
  • Puffiness of the lower eyelid
  • Herniation of fat, leading to puffiness

Best Candidates

  • You have excess bags or fat deposits under your eyes.
  • You notice loose and sagging skin on your upper eyelids.
  • You experience impaired vision due to hanging skin on your upper eyelids.
  • You feel that your eyes make you look tired or aged.
  • You have difficulty applying makeup due to the presence of excess skin.
  • You’ve explored non-surgical options for eyelid rejuvenation without satisfying results.
  • You are in overall good health.
  • You do not have medical conditions that could pose a risk during surgery.
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
  • You’ve discussed your concerns and goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

You might be the right candidate for a blepharoplasty if:

Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who experience bags or fat deposits under the eyes, loose skin and wrinkles on the upper eyelid, or impaired vision due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid. Healthy adults with droopy upper eyelids or puffy bags under the eyes are generally the best candidates for this procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeons conduct a thorough evaluation during your consultation to determine your candidacy.

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So I went into Inspire in August for a Blepharoplasty consult, upper and lower. I scheduled my appt right away for September. Out Patient surgery was done and recovery was pretty fast and easy for me. I had the upper and lower done and I could not be more happy with the results! Dr. Crane is amazing, his professionalism and knowledge made me very comfortable during my consult & during my procedure. Post OP is going well. All the girls in the office and truly amazing, Erika especially. She helped me before during and after my procedure and kept me well informed. Dr. Crane called me the night of my surgery to check in on me and he has been helpful and has over extended himself to me during this whole process. I wish I would have done this procedure sooner. Thank you Dr. Crane and staff for everything. You guys rock & I am ecstatic with my results.

-M.F.
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Types of Blepharoplasty Surgery

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to rejuvenate the upper eyelids. During this surgery, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed to address issues like sagging, puffiness, and impaired vision. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. By delicately reshaping the eyelid area, upper blepharoplasty helps patients achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance while improving vision.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the lower eyelids. During this surgery, incisions are made either on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) or just beneath the lower lash line (subciliary approach). Excess fat pockets and loose skin are removed, reducing puffiness. This procedure offers a refreshed, more youthful appearance to the lower eyelids, helping patients look and feel revitalized. Occasionally, laser resurfacing is used to tighten the skin beneath the lower lid.

Combined Blepharoplasty

Combined blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that simultaneously addresses the upper and lower eyelids. This comprehensive approach involves careful incisions and the removal of excess skin and fat in both areas. Combining upper and lower blepharoplasty allows patients to achieve a harmonious and balanced rejuvenation of their entire eye region. This is a solution for those seeking a more youthful appearance in the upper and lower eyelids.

Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

During your blepharoplasty consultation, you can discuss your specific concerns and goals with our experienced plastic surgeons. They will carefully evaluate your eyelid condition, taking into account factors such as excess skin, fat, and vision impairment. Your medical history and overall health will also be reviewed to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. The consultation is a vital step in customizing your treatment plan and ensuring your expectations align with the potential outcomes of blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty Pre & Post-Op Guidelines

Preparation Guidelines:

  • Schedule a thorough consultation with your plastic surgeon.
  • Discuss your medical history, medications, and any allergies with your surgeon.
  • Follow any preoperative dietary or medication restrictions provided by your surgeon.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery.
  • Stop smoking and avoid alcohol in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
  • Avoid taking blood-thinning medications or supplements as advised by your surgeon.
  • Plan for a comfortable recovery area at home, including soft pillows to elevate your head.
  • Stock up on post-operative supplies, such as ice packs and prescribed medications.
  • Stay well-hydrated and maintain a healthy diet in the days leading up to surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of the procedure.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep your head elevated when resting to reduce swelling.
  • Apply cold compresses or ice packs to the surgical area to minimize bruising and swelling.
  • Take prescribed medications and follow your surgeon’s instructions for pain management.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercise for the recommended post-operative period.
  • Protect your eyes from direct sunlight and wind exposure with sunglasses and a hat.
  • Keep the surgical area clean and dry to prevent infection.
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with your surgeon as scheduled.
  • Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes and eyelids.
  • Be patient with the healing process, as the full results may take several weeks to appear.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated to aid in the healing process.
  • Contact your surgeon if you experience unusual symptoms, such as bleeding.

Your Blepharoplasty Recovery Process

After eyelid surgery, patients should keep their head elevated for several days. Bruising and swelling should be expected and may last up to 4 weeks. The results of your surgery will appear once the treatment area heals in 3 to 4 weeks. Patients should expect minimal scarring at incision points, which will be almost invisible to the naked eye. The final results will appear within a few months as the side effects diminish completely.

Blepharoplasty

Before & Afters

*Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.
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Blepharoplasty FAQs

How long does the recovery process typically take?

The recovery period can vary from person to person, but patients often experience swelling and bruising for the first few weeks. Most individuals can resume regular activities within a week or two, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. It may take several months for the final results to fully appear.

How long does the initial consultation for blepharoplasty usually take?

An initial consultation for blepharoplasty takes about 30 minutes to an hour. During this time, you can discuss your goals, medical history, and any questions or concerns with your surgeon.

Will I have visible scars after blepharoplasty?

While there may be minor scarring at the incision sites, they are strategically placed to minimize visibility. Over time, these scars tend to fade and become almost imperceptible.

When can I wear makeup after blepharoplasty?

Patients are usually advised to wait at least one to two weeks before applying makeup to the treated area. It’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions regarding makeup application to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of infection or irritation.

Are the results of blepharoplasty permanent?

Blepharoplasty provides long-lasting results; however, the natural aging process continues. While it can’t stop the effects of time, it can significantly turn back the clock. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen can prolong the results.

What are the potential risks and complications of blepharoplasty?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, including infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s essential to discuss potential risks and complications with your surgeon during the consultation.

Can blepharoplasty be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, blepharoplasty can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelifts or brow lifts, to achieve a comprehensive facial transformation. Discuss your goals with your surgeon to determine the best approach for you.

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