Planning Your Blepharoplasty

Published on September 28, 2017 by

Over the course of time, the effects of aging will eventually catch up to you. When this happens, you will develop wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin that droops in different areas of the body, especially the eyelids. If your eyelids have begin to develop a drooping appearance, then a blepharoplasty surgery at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics can be the solution you’ve been looking for.

With the help of a blepharoplasty, the excess skin and fat that causes the droopy look of your eyes can be removed and correct eyelid defects. The procedure serves as both a functional and visual improvement. It can help alleviate vision problems and make you look more alert, youthful, and approachable.

Blepharoplasty Candidates

The best candidates for a blepharoplasty are those who are in good general health and ready to follow any surgical instructions given. If you notice any issues with your vision, baggy upper eyelids, or excess, sagging skin around the lower eyelids are also good indicators that you will make a good candidate for the procedure.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

A blepharoplasty begins with the administration of local anesthesia to help ease any discomfort during the surgery. Once you are properly sedated, your doctor will then make the necessary incisions. They will be strategically placed to remain hidden once you have healed. This is because they are made in such a way that after the surgery they will be camouflaged with the natural line of your eyelids.

Through the incisions, your doctor will remove excess fat deposits and skin, tighten the underlying facial muscles, and repositioned the remaining skin for a more tightened and contoured look.

To correct the lower eyelids, the incision is made just along the lower eyelash line. Excess skin and fat can both be removed through this incision. In some cases, the lower eyelid is corrected by creating a transconjunctival incision inside the lower eyelid. After the operation is performed, the incisions will be closed.

Preparing For Your Blepharoplasty

Before undergoing the procedure, your doctor will perform a physical examination and also a visual examination of your eyelids. Photographs will be taken from different angles to help him plan out your surgery and also assess the possible effects.

• Before undergoing the procedure, your doctor will ask you to stop taking any medications that may lead to increased bleeding such as warfarin, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, naproxen sodium.

• You must quit smoking a few weeks before the surgery to ensure optimal healing during your recovery period.

After the surgery is over, you will be able to return home, but it is important that you take enough time to rest and recover. You may experience some discomfort, but it will subside in time. If it becomes too much to manage, your doctor will be able to prescribe medications to help you feel more comfortable.

Contact Our Office

A blepharoplasty is the perfect solution for people who are unhappy with the look of their eyes. If you’re interested in finding out if you would make a good candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Chapin. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in aesthetic surgery, you can feel confident knowing that he will help guide you through the entire process and deliver the best results possible.

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