Rejuvenate Your Eyes
Your eyes are one the most visible parts of your face, so it is important that they express your best self. Patients with drooping eyelids, bulging fat bags, and puffiness that make one look tired and older than your age. If you notice or see these physical signs in photos you may benefit from eyelid enhancement surgery. Dr. Hardesty has performed hundreds of eyelid surgery procedures to produce outstanding results for his patients. Often patients state, “I look tired despite a good night’s sleep” or “I can’t place eyelid make up” because of the excess skin. Depending on what your concerns are there are both non-surgical and surgical options thus, fulfilling our philosophy of “One Goal, Many Options”. Dr. Hardesty has refined and often combines non-surgical and surgical techniques together for an enhanced result that one would not attain if only one procedure was done by itself. With these options, Dr. Hardesty provides his patients comfort in knowing that a rejuvenation of the eyes will appear natural and youthful following surgery.
Eyelid Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, helps to rejuvenate your eyes so they appear more youthful. Eyelid surgery can help treat concerns of the eyelids like loose or sagging skin around the eyes, bags under the eyes and puffiness of the eyes. During your consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty it is important that you express your concerns so he can create the best treatment plan for you to rejuvenate your eyes. Some eyelid problems may not be able to be treated with blepharoplasty, but Dr. Hardesty will be able to tell you if blepharoplasty is a viable option after a thorough examination.
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Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper lids, lower lids, or even both. After a thorough examination of your bone structure, facial muscles, and the symmetry of the eyebrows, Dr. Hardesty formulate a custom treatment plan for you. The incisions will be discreetly made within the folds of the eyelids or directly under the lower lid eyelashes. After healing those scars are virtually invisible even without makeup.
- Upper Eyelids: The incision line will be placed at the natural eyelid crease. Then the excess skin, bulging fat, and muscle will be removed. A post-op ultrasound might be used to help with swelling and bruising.
- Lower Eyelids: Typically, the incision is made just below the eyelashes. The trimming of fat and excess skin will take place as well as tightening of the lower eyelid muscle. An alternative is when there is minimal excess lower eyelid skin or previous eyelid surgery is to place the access incision on the inside of the eyelid
Before & After
We often perform a brow lift with the upper and lower blepharoplasty. Why? As we age the weight of the brow increase and also falls. So, if you just perform a blepharoplasty the eyes may still look small with heavy misplaced low brows that can be interpreted as being angry or sad. Lifting the brows adds to the blepharoplasty by making the entire periorbital area perky, bright and awake looking.
Dr. Hardesty will provide you with a list of pre-operative and post-operative instructions to follow in order to provide for a smooth recovery. The results are nearly immediate as soon as swelling subsides. This time period is usually several days at which time you can return to normal daily activities. The advantages of eyelid surgery are that people do not notice that a procedure was performed, but the eyes appear refreshed, more attractive and appealing. Eyelid surgery is permanent and offers a more youthful appearance that usually last for many years.
If upper eyelid skin is blocking your vision surgery is seen as non-cosmetic, then maybe covered by insurance. Thus, if the eyelid surgery is done for functionality improvement, then it may be considered reconstructive which may mean it’ll be covered by insurance. After your consultation with Dr. Hardesty and then discuss with your insurance provider to see what they will cover.
The average cost of the eyelid surgery varies. It can be changed based on the length of the surgery for the desired look, the experience of the doctor, and medical costs associated with the surgery.
The same risks associated with any surgery is associated with eyelid surgery as well. There are possible side effects such as bleeding, infection, dry eye, and inability to close the eyes. Dr. Hardesty will go over all the possible risks associated with the surgery at your consultation appointment.
If you feel that you could benefit from eyelid enhancement and want to know more, take our self-assessment survey, fill out our online form, or contact our office by phone today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hardesty.