Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. This is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your eyelids by removing excess, wrinkled or aged skin. Droopy eyelids can be the result of a variety of factors, including age, sun exposure or genetics, but it can be addressed by a skilled plastic surgeon. In searching for the best blepharoplasty Washington DC patients can get, your priority should be finding a skilled board certified plastic surgeon.
“I had upper eyelids that were a little droopy which made me look very stern. After my eyelid lift, my eyes are much more feminine and my face has a happier more approachable look to it. I can't thank Dr. Feledy and his staff enough. Best decision ever!” - N.G.*
What is eyelid lift surgery?
An eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty is a procedure to address:
- Puffy bags beneath your eyes
- Sagging or hooded upper eyelids
- Eyelid skin that is excessive
- Physical obstruction to your vision
Why do people get an eyelid lift surgery?
The results from eyelid surgery can create a change in your appearance which may cause you to look younger, leading to an improved quality of life and self-confidence. It is not uncommon for an eyelid lift to be combined with brow lift and neck lift surgery. These can also be performed simultaneously for even better results. Washington DC plastic surgeon, Dr. Jules Feledy, has more than 20 years of experience performing eyelid surgery Stafford VA and Washington DC area patients routinely praise.
What to expect in your consultation:
If you are thinking about getting eye lift surgery, you need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Feledy in either our Chevy Chase, Maryland or Stafford, Virginia office. The initial consultation normally takes around 1 hour. When meeting with Dr. Feledy he will:
- Discuss what you would like to achieve with your eyelid lift
- Thoroughly examine you medically in relation to the procedure
- Review and discuss exactly what his recommendations are and why
Belmont Plastic Surgery will make sure all questions you have about insurance and any financing aspects are completely understood.
Contact us today and schedule your consultation with one of best Washington DC plastic surgeons, Dr. Jules Feledy. Through over two decades of practice, he has earned a reputation by performing an industry leading eyelid lift Washington DC and Stafford, Virginia residents have regularly recommended him for.
A person’s eyes are the window to their emotions and feelings. They say a lot about a person and are a special feature many individuals correctly value a lot. They are the most looked at portion of your body and any surgical procedure related to them must be performed with extraordinary care. Dr. Jules Feledy
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy non-smokers with reasonable expectations about what the surgery can offer. Most patients tend to be above the age of 35, as this is when sagging or drooping eyelids can start to become a problem.
Is the eyelid lift surgery safe?
All surgeries carry some form of risk or complication that can be minimized by a qualified surgeon. The risks associated with eyelid surgery include injury to the facial nerves, infection, bleeding, and potential scarring. All efforts are taken to ensure any risks are mitigated. You may be required to too see your eye doctor and complete a visual eye exam before you can undergo eyelid surgery for medical cases. Be sure to ask Dr. Feledy about these risks during your consultation.
What happens during the surgery?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that typically takes one to two hours under IV sedation. Dr. Feledy begins by making an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid, which ensures that scars will be virtually invisible. He removes excess skin, along with some muscle and fat, and then closes the incisions.
What should I expect after surgery?
You will receive a lubricating ointment that will help to protect your eyes from damage and dryness. For most patients the initial redness and numbness will pass after several days, while others have experienced some swelling and bruising for one to two weeks after eyelid surgery. To help with any discomfort, you may receive a prescription medication following the procedure.
When will I see the results?
Once you have fully recovered from the eyelid surgery, typically between one to two months, the final results should be apparent. Due to the targeted nature of the incisions, the scar should be nearly invisible, and your eyelids should appear smoother and firmer.