When we get older, parts of our body start to sag and droop, sometimes in ways that we never imagined. Sagging eyelids can hinder not only our appearance but our eye sight as well. Known in the medical world as blepharoplasty, an upper eyelid lift is one way you can help reverse the signs of aging and correct droopy eyelids.
Blepharoplasty is the surgical procedure in which Dr. Taban will remove the excess skin (which causes drooping) that surrounds your upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper eyelids and lower eyelids at the same time, allowing patients to achieve their desired look after just one bout of surgery.
The recovery time following blepharoplasty consists of swelling and bruising along the eyelids (“black eye”) for 7-10 days. It’s always important to follow up with Dr. Taban to ensure that you’re healing properly and that there are no surprises during your post surgical care.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
When a person opts for blepharoplasty surgery, he or she may do so for a number of different reasons. Undergoing blepharoplasty can have the following tremendous effects:
· Improved eyesight
· Increased quality of life
· Higher self-esteem
· Youthful appearance
It is important for the surgeon to avoid techniques that can cause eyelid retraction after lower blepharoplasty. Dr. Taban frequently sees patients who need corrective surgery to improve lower eyelid retraction from previous blepharoplasty performed elsewhere. Eyelid retraction surgery corrects abnormal elevation of the upper eyelids and abnormal lowering of the lower eyelids. The most common causes of lower eyelid retraction are complications from prior lower blepharoplasty, if either scar tissue developed or if too much skin was excised from the lower eyelid. Lower eyelid retraction can appear as rounding of the eyes and can lead to chronic eye conditions including dry eyes, excessive tearing, redness, burning and blurred vision.
Who Should Perform Blepharoplasty?
It’s always best to enlist the services of a board-certified oculopastic surgeon if you’re considering undergoing an upper eyelid lift. An oculoplastic surgeon has extensive training and a extensive understanding of the eyes, resulting in superb results every time. Dr. Taban has an incredible track record of clients who are more than thrilled with their post-surgical results. To see more before and after eyelid retraction surgery pictures, visit our Photo Gallery.
Learn More About Blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a board-certified oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Always ready to help new patients, Dr. Taban encourages you to contact him today to schedule your initial consultation to better understand which surgical options may be most beneficial to you.