We offer specialized surgical expertise in the management of upper eyelid lift to achieve your aesthetic goals and restore a natural and rested facial appearance.
WHAT IS UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY (COSMETIC EYELID LIFT)?
Blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in facial plastic surgery for both men and women. Aging is most noticeable around our eyes. Any loose skin on the eyelids makes the face appear tired or angry. Blepharoplasty is a simple outpatient procedure can help correct these changes and restore a more youthful and rested appearance.
WHAT CAN BLEPHAROPLASTY (COSMETIC EYELID SURGERY) ACHIEVE?
The eyes will appear more rested and vibrant after cosmetic eyelid surgery. Most often the results are so natural that friends and coworkers will comment on how great you look, without realizing that surgery was performed. The incision for blepharoplasty is hidden in natural creases of the eyelid, and it heals extremely well.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CUSTOMIZED BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Many plastic surgeons perform the blepharoplasty procedure in the same manner for all patients. Through training, oculoplastic surgeons have focused their surgical expertise to the area around the eyes. This allows for a deeper understanding of the finer nuances and greater comfort with handling any possible complications to the eyes during the surgical journey.
The Art of Blepharoplasty needs to be refined and customized for each patient individually. Facial surgeon must also take cultural aesthetics into account. Those differences must be appreciated and preserved within the treatment plan. This is why Dr. Bedi customizes the treatment plan for each patient individually to achieve a youthful harmonious outcome keeping your aesthetic goals as the fulcrum of her surgical technique.
WILL THERE BE A SCAR ON MY EYELIDS?
The incision on the upper eyelids is made on the eyelid crease, so not only is it hidden, but it also heals very nicely. Scars happen when the surgeon operating on the eyelids is not familiar or does not have much experience with operating on this area. Because of Dr. Bedi’s focus on oculoplastic surgery you can rest assured that you will have an expert with focus on eyes.
HOW LONG DOES THE UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY TAKE?
A typical primary eyelid surgery takes between one to two hours. No patient is ever rushed to achieve the best results.
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED?
Most eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. Before your operation, relaxing medication is given to make you feel relaxed and less anxious. A numbing medicine is placed in the skin of the eyelid. During the procedure you will be comfortable and relaxed. If desired, local anesthesia with sedation can be performed under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. We will review this option at the time of your consultation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE FOR UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY?
Depending on the person’s previous medical history there will be some swelling and bruising around the eyelids for one week. Most patients can return to work after 5 to 7 days. There is minimal eye discomfort after the procedure. Ice packs are recommended for the first 2 days to decrease swelling.
I AM INTERESTED! HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
If you are considering this procedure we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bedi. During this visit, she will provide a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your aesthetic goals. If you are a suitable candidate depending on your gender, ethnicity, and age, a customized procedure will be tailored for you.