Eyelid Surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure designed to give you a fresher, well-rested appearance by correcting excess baggy skin around your upper and lower eyelids. If your vision is obscured by excess skin and fat deposits, eyelid surgery can also be performed for medical reasons and is often covered by insurance.
Eyelid surgery is one of many facial rejuvenation procedures available at Beyond Beautiful. Dr. Khattab routinely performs eyelid surgery along other procedures such as brow lift or face lift to enhance the final cosmetic results.
The eyes are one of the most expressive features of the face. But as we age, skin and tissue surrounding the eyes may begin to droop or sag. Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery wish to rejuvenate their appearance and specifically treat:
Additionally, the best candidates for surgery are healthy, do not smoke and possess realistic expectations. Dr. Khattab will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery following a one-on-one consultation.
The consultation: In order to have a good consultation, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health with Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab. You will discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and aesthetic goals. Based on this information, he will be able to determine if eyelid surgery is the best option available to you.
Surgery: General anesthetic or intravenous sedation will be administered to ensure your comfort during surgery. Upper eyelid incisions are made in the natural folds of the upper lids — extending from corner to corner. Lower eyelid incisions are made within the lower eyelids. plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab will then remove fat and skin through these incisions, and they will be closed with fine sutures for minimal scarring.
Recovery: When you wake up from surgery, the skin around your eyes will feel puffy and swollen. Ointment will be applied to your eyes, which may blur your vision slightly. You should plan on spending the first few days of recovery in bed with your head elevated. Recovery times vary, but in general you should be able to resume work and other normal routines within 7-10 days. It may take a few weeks before swelling and bruising fully subside.
Results: Following a full recovery, eyelid surgery will result in smoother, more youthful skin contours around the eyes, presenting a more attractive and energetic appearance. Your vision may be improved and your expression will appear more positive. The final results will be long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent. Eyelid surgery will not halt the natural aging process or the effects of gravity.
If you’re ready to learn more about eyelid surgery, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.