Blepharoplasty

Commonly Known as Eyelid Surgery

 

Facial aging is clearly and dramatically visible, in the eye area first, in both men and women. Here are the most common signs: droopy upper eyelids, upper eyelids that hang over the eye hindering vision, constant frowning, squinting and eye rubbing, tired, sad, angry and old appearance, puffy bags beneath the lower eyelids, dark circles, eyes that appear partly closed, the natural arch of the eyebrow is gone, the eyes slant downward and more. In addition to this, lines and wrinkles appear.

 

While there are revolutionary non-surgical options to rejuvenate the eyelids and brow area, sometimes the changes are just too dramatic for fillers and neurotoxins to handle with desirable results. In these cases, Dr. Bloom recommends blepharoplasty surgery. It can erase 10 years from an aging upper face, by rejuvenating the eyelids to a fresh, more youthful, natural looking appearance.

 

Benefits of Blepharoplasty Surgery

• Blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery can remove 10 years from the face
• It corrects loose &/or sagging skin in the eye area
• Eyelid surgery restores natural contour to the upper eyelids
• Removes or repositions excess fat deposits (eliminates bags)
• Excess skin is removed, muscles & tissues tightened
• Eliminates upper eyelid defects that hinder vision
• Rejuvenates the eye area immediately
• Often done in tandem with other age defying treatments
• Dr. Bloom individualizes each treatment plan…because the eyes come in hundreds of shapes & sizes because each person ages differently

 

Is Blepharoplasty Surgery right for you?

If you are concerned with any of these common signs of aging eyes, and you have a strong desire to effectively deal with these issues, you could be an ideal candidate for Dr. Bloom’s eyelid surgery. You should be in otherwise good health and have mature, realistic expectations.

 

Blepharoplasty Surgery…How It’s Done.

Local anesthesia with sedation is normally used for surgery on both eyelids and keeps you totally comfortable during the procedure. The incision placement is as follows for the upper and lower eyelids: Upper Eyelid Surgery involves incisions that are hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid. Lower Eyelid surgery involves incisions placed either inside the lower eyelid or just below the eyelash line. Dr. Bloom works through these access points to reposition fat, tighten muscles and remove excess skin, if needed. This process restores an improved eyelid contour. Again, fat is removed/repositioned, muscles tightened and excess skin is removed. The scars on both eyelids blend in with the natural creases of the eyelids.

 

After Surgery

When you wake up should expect the following and you should follow these instructions after going home:
1. There will be some swelling, bruising, numbness and paleness
2. You can expect some discomfort that is easily managed with oral pain medication
3. Cold compresses should be used as instructed
4. Incision sites may be irritated for a couple of days only
5. The eyes heal well and fairly quickly (1-2 weeks average)
6. Itchiness and dryness is common, but resolves quickly also
7. You need to sleep with your head elevated for a few nights
8. As healing takes place…all discomfort and signs of surgery begin to move away…usually over a few days time.
9. Plan to give it a few good 1-2 weeks to see the “real results” as complete healing takes time!

 



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Did you Know?

Dr. Bloom is one of the few surgeons on the Main Line who has gone through such rigorous and prestigious training, including board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bloom has comprehensive experience in face lifting, rhinoplasty, ear surgery, eyelid rejuvenation, brow and forehead aesthetic surgery.

 

Dr.  Bloom on Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery can make you look years younger in 60 minutes or less by rejuvenating the upper & lower eyelids.

 

BLEPHAROPLASTY Frequently Asked Questions:

What Anesthesia is Used During Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery?

This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation to ensure you are comfortable with your options and make a good decision. Local anesthesia and sedation are generally used.

 

How Long Does Blepharoplasty Surgery Take?

Eyelid surgery usually takes about 1 hour or longer, depending on what needs to be repaired. Dr. Bloom will be able to give you a time frame when your treatment plan has been designed and he knows exactly what’s involved.

 

Does Blepharoplasty Surgery Leave Scars?

All incisions involve scars. However, Dr. Bloom uses more refined techniques that allow him to inconspicuously hide the incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids. They actually fade over time.

 

Is Blepharoplasty Surgery Painful?

There will be some discomfort, but Dr. Blooms’ patients rarely complain of pain. You will experience swelling and bruising, itchiness and dry eyes. This is uncomfortable and easily managed with oral pain medication and cool compresses, but rarely do our patients complain of severe pain.

 

How Long Before I Will See the Real Results of my Blepharoplasty?

Visible results vary with each patient based upon the extensiveness of the procedure. Healing continues under the surface for quite some time. As swelling and bruising resolves, results can be seen and within a few weeks you will be looking like yourself…albeit a younger version.

 

Will Insurance Pay for Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Not unless it is deemed medically necessary because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. You need to check with your insurance provider about this. We do have financing today that covers these procedures and can be set up on a payment plan. Ask about it in our Business Office.