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What is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) lifts and rejuvenates the upper and/or lower eyelids to create a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can include both eyelids during the same procedure or be performed separately on the upper or lower eyelids.

During upper eyelid surgery, loose skin is tightened to reduce the hooded or sagging appearance. During lower eyelid surgery, puffy bags and dark circles are reduced and smoothed to create a more rested and youthful appearance.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery can improve two common problem areas: 

Excess skin on the upper eyelid – often called “hooding” of the upper lid. Puffiness in the inner corner and middle of the upper eyelid is caused by the herniation (pushing forward) of fat.  

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery can remove the puffiness found in the lower eyelid or under-eye bags. Removal of the bulging fat in the lower eyelid can result in a younger, rested, and alert appearance. 

We tailor eyelid surgeries in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach based on age and specific concerns such as wrinkles, loose skin, excess fat, or poor elasticity. We use laser resurfacing on the lower and upper lids for a less invasive option on younger patients or after traditional eyelid surgery. The laser tightens the skin and addresses fine lines. Also, laser resurfacing may be combined with 'transconjunctival blepharoplasty,' a specialized procedure that removes fat through a tiny incision in the lower eyelid without skin removal or sutures.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty? 

Men or women who want to rejuvenate their eye area and eyelids are likely candidates for blepharoplasty. During your consultation, we will assess your skin and eyelids, discuss your concerns and medical history, and determine whether you are an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery. Candidates for blepharoplasty should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Have no medical or eye conditions, such as infection or healing concerns
  • Do not smoke
  • Would like to address sagging, hooded eyelids, and/or eye bags and circles
  • Have realistic expectations for what a blepharoplasty procedure can accomplish
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Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos

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Why Choose Sanctuary Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton?

If you are ready to undergo blepharoplasty in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach, you want to be confident that your results will appear natural, refreshed, and youthful – never overdone. We have all seen the results of errors in eyelid surgery, with a person looking wide-eyed and unnatural. 

When under the care of Sanctuary and their team of top medical professionals, you can expect results that look refreshed, natural, and like you!

Our providers have earned a reputation by crafting elegant and naturalistic results for patients in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and the nearby areas, and he's excited to learn how he can unite you with the cosmetic outcome of your dreams. If you're ready to look youthful and refreshed, reach out and set up your consultation today!

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What Are the Benefits?

There are many reasons why a person would want to undergo eyelid surgery in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach. Even though the reasons vary from person to person, the most common include:

  • Improving peripheral vision
  • Gaining a fresher, more alert appearance
  • Restoring a youthful eyelid appearance
  • Enhancing overall appearance
  • Gaining a boost in self-confidence
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What is the Recovery Process Like After Eyelid Surgery?

After eyelid surgery, patients must:

  • Take about a week off work to rest and recover.
  • Expect swelling and bruising that will build over the first few days, then diminish and slowly fade over the next 7-10 days.
  • During the next 1-2 weeks, sleep on your back to help minimize swelling and improve healing.
  • Wait 10-14 days before using contacts again or exposing yourself to the sun.
  • You may wear glasses by the day after your surgery.
  • You may exercise again after 2-4 weeks.  

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What About Scars?

Upper and lower eyelid surgeries are each performed differently, and each displays a different result. Scars are hidden in natural crease lines and are barely perceptible after six months or more. As mentioned above, lasers are often used to augment the healing. After undergoing eyelid surgery, your appearance is enhanced because the upper eyelids are no longer drooping, and the skin beneath your eyes is smooth and firm.

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What age should you be to get eyelid surgery?

There is no age requirement for eyelid surgery, but most patients have this procedure when they are in their 30s or older.

Are there any risks or complications?

Like any surgical procedure, eyelid surgery has risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, blood clots, anesthesia risks, and unfavorable outcomes. For eyelid surgery, that might be dry eyes or problems with the eyelids.

Does eyelid surgery hurt?

Eyelid surgery is considered one of the least painful plastic surgery procedures. There is minimal discomfort during the recovery period.

Are the results permanent?

While the aging process stops any cosmetic surgery from being completely permanent, the results of lower eyelid surgery are generally considered so long-lasting they might be thought of as permanent. Results of upper eyelid surgery typically last for 5-7 years.

Can I exercise after eyelid surgery?

Wait to resume strenuous exercise until 2-4 weeks have passed.

What is the aftercare?

Ice cold packs to help reduce swelling and bruising, and sleep on your back for 1-2 weeks. Wait about two weeks before wearing your contacts again or exposing yourself to the sun.

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