Kai Morimoto, MD Plastic Surgeon in Spokane Valley, WA
What Is An Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is an operative procedure that rejuvenates the eyes. It is achieved through removal of excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from the upper eyelids. This procedure may also enhance vision in those who have excess skin on the upper eyelids sagging down to partially obstruct their peripheral vision.
What Can I Expect?
Dr. Morimoto uses a variety of anesthesia techniques depending on patients’ needs and the specific type of surgery used. In most cases, it is performed using local anesthesia when in-office or light intravenous sedation in-hospital. Whether in-office or in-hospital you will go home after the procedure.
Before surgery, you will have an in depth discussion with Dr. Morimoto about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Fortunately, most eyelid surgery complications are infrequent and minor when performed by a competent facial plastic surgeon. All patients should expect some bruising and swelling after surgery, as well as possible blurry vision from the use of eye ointments immediately after surgery.
There will be some bruising in most cases. This can last several weeks. Most patients are presentable and return to work within one to two weeks. Most stitches are removed 3-4 days after surgery.
What Is Recovery Like?
After any surgery involving an incision, there will be a scar. However, the scars are generally very difficult to see and appear invisible to the casual observer once they have fully healed. This is because the incision lines are placed in the normal creases (folds) of the upper eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery does not improve drooping eyebrows. In order to return your eyebrows to their original, more youthful position, a brow lift is generally recommended.
Reasons To Consider An Eyelid Lift
- Upper eyelids sagging down to partially obstruct peripheral vision
- Excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from the upper eyelids
Before & After
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