The early signs of aging aren’t anything to scoff at. From the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose, saggy skin, these cosmetic issues can take your once youthful good looks and transform them into an unrecognizable version of yourself. One area that displays these changes the most is your eyes.
As you get older, the region around your eyes may acquire a droopy look that can make you appear sad or tired, and may even adversely affect your vision as it becomes more severe. Fortunately, these changes don’t have to last forever. Thanks to blepharoplasty, you can reclaim your youthful appearance for years to come. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Park, of The Center for Dermatology Care in Thousand Oaks, California, is an expert blepharoplasty procedures.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate loose, saggy skin that accumulates around the eyes to provide a more youthful and alert appearance. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and deposits of fat. Dr. Park will then reposition the muscle structures responsible for giving the eyes their shape.
An eyelid lift will generally last about one to two hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure. This means, you can return home soon after the surgery is completed. To be safe, you will need to arrange assistance driving home after the surgery. It is also imperative that you take time off to rest and recuperate so that you give the treatment area time to heal properly.
How Blepharoplasty Benefits You
Blepharoplasty can have profound for those who are suffering from loose, saggy skin around the eyes. Dr. Park’s goal is to give you a more youthful aesthetic that you can carry with confidence. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of blepharoplasty, there are also functional benefits associated with the surgery. Blepharoplasty can help those who experience obstructed vision due to the excess skin that surrounds the eyes. Removing it can help give you clarity when you’re driving or reading.
Recovering After Your Blepharoplasty
After the surgery, you can expect to take some time off work for about a week and strenuous activities for a few weeks. In this time, you should take special care to rest and recuperate, while avoiding any activities that can strain your eyes too much. You can expect to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the procedure, but this will subside as you recover.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
Cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs and so too does the associated price. The cost of your blepharoplasty is dependent upon the degree of correction required to achieve the results you desire and the time it takes to perform the procedure. Dr. Park will perform an examination during your consultation to develop your personalized surgical plan, then discuss the cost you can expect to pay.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about blepharoplasty, contact our The Center for Dermatology Care today! Our skilled team will answer any of the questions you have and guide you throughout the entire process.