Blepharoplasty Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

Do your eyelids appear naturally droopy? You might be suffering from ptosis, a condition in which your eyelid starts to sag in one or both eyes. The team at Weight Loss and Vitality in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, offers cutting-edge blepharoplasty surgery for people struggling with a droopy eyelid. To learn more about this surgical procedure, get in touch with the team today by phone or online.

 

 

BEFORE: 62 y/o Female upper eyelid blepharoplasty

AFTER: 1 month post-procedure

 

BEFORE (front view)

AFTER (front view)

65 y/o Male lower eyelid blepharoplasty

BEFORE (side view)

AFTER (side view)

65 y/o Male lower eyelid blepharoplasty

 

Dr. Alicia Sanderson performing outpatient blepharoplasty in Washington D.C.


Blepharoplasty Q & A

 

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty refers to a surgery that’s specifically designed to address eyelid hooding.

The older you get, the more the muscles in your eyes that support your eyelids start to weaken. Consequently, fat can build up below or above your eyelid, causing them to sag or creating bags under your eyes.

Blepharoplasty removes any excess fat, muscle, and skin to both restore the functionality of your eyelids and help you see better.  

When should I consider blepharoplasty?

The most common instance in which you should consider blepharoplasty is if your ptosis has caused your eyelid to shut completely or has pulled down your lower eyelids. In these cases, blepharoplasty can be instrumental in restoring your eye tissue.

The team at Weight Loss and Vitality also recommends blepharoplasty if you identify with any of the below.

  • Skin excess on the lower eyelids
  • Skin excess on the upper eyelids that impacts peripheral vision
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Partially baggy upper eyelids

While blepharoplasty is a great surgical procedure to remove any vision complications, it also has wide-ranging cosmetic effects, making you look younger and restoring the youthful glow in your eyes.

What happens during the procedure?

Before starting blepharoplasty, your doctor at Weight Loss and Vitality injects an anesthetic into your eyelids and can give you intravenous sedation to help you relax.

Once you are sufficiently numb and relaxed, your doctor cuts along the fold of your upper eyelid to remove excess fat, muscle, and skin.

If your blepharoplasty targets the lower eyelid, your doctor makes a cut either right below your lashes or inside the lower lid to get rid of sagging skin and muscle and fat excess.

How long is recovery from blepharoplasty?

Since this procedure is an outpatient service, you should be able to go back home within a few hours of surgery. However, keep in mind that you will experience some swelling and bruising for up to two weeks afterward.

The team at Weight Loss and Vitality recommends that you do the following in the days following your procedure:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Use ice packs
  • Clean your eyelid gently
  • Avoid straining
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes
  • Use cold compresses to help with swelling
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses until fully healed

Your doctor can also give you some pain relievers to help your discomfort.

Find out more about how you can permanently treat your droopy eyelids. Call or go online today to book an appointment with a Weight Loss and Vitality team member.

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