Your eyes are one of the first features that people notice about you. No matter their shape or color, they say a lot. If droopy eyelids hood your eyes, your vision is impacted and so is your appearance. Expert plastic surgeon Athleo Cambre, MD, offers blepharoplasty eyelid lift surgery to reveal your gorgeous eyes and widen your field of vision at his private practice in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the surgery, call the clinic or go online to book a consultation today.
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What is a blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a relatively minor surgery with major results. Droopy eyelids are often a result of the skin laxity that comes with aging. During the procedure, Dr. Cambre removes some of the sagging skin and bulging fat pockets to widen your eyes and unblock your vision.
Although most people choose to get a blepharoplasty for their upper eyelids, you can also choose to get a lift for your lower eyelids, called a lower lid blepharoplasty. During a lower lid blepharoplasty, Dr. Cambre removes fat and skin from under your eyes to reduce eye bags that make you look older.
What are the benefits of getting a blepharoplasty?
Getting a blepharoplasty assists you in several ways, regardless of your original reason for seeking the procedure. The benefits of a blepharoplasty include:
- Making you look younger
- Making you look more awake and alert
- Opening your eyes for others to see them
- Widening your field of vision
- Improved self-confidence
The procedure is quick, and you can go home the same day after a short period of being monitored after your surgery. You should rest and recover for a few days, according to Dr. Cambre’s instructions.
For most patients, the results are permanent. Rarely, patients may request a revision or second surgery when their skin becomes droopy again.
Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Before you commit to the procedure, you sit down with Dr. Cambre to discuss your goals and reasons for seeking surgery for your eyelids. He may decide that you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:
- You’re generally healthy
- You don’t smoke (or can stop smoking for a period of time)
- The skin around your eyes impedes your vision
- You don’t like how your eyes look because of sagging skin
If Dr. Cambre decides that you’re not a candidate for the procedure, he’ll help you explore nonsurgical options, including Botox and fillers. You may also ask about getting your blepharoplasty in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, like a face-lift or a brow lift for more dramatic results.
For the best results, be sure to follow all of Dr. Cambre’s instructions for preparation and aftercare.
Droopy eyelids are an age-related nuisance that happens to many men and women. To see the world and yourself in a better light, call Athleo L. Cambre, M.D. to learn more about blepharoplasty eyelid surgery.