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Blepharoplasty Eyelid Contouring



Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Before & After

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a common procedure facial plastic surgeons perform on men and women to repair sagging upper eyelids or to remove lower excess skin and reduce puffiness.

As we age skin gradually loses elasticity. A lack of elasticity and the constant pull of gravity can cause excessive skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin on the lower eyelid causes wrinkles. Combined with accumulation of fat deposits, bulges can form. On the upper eyelids, an extra fold of skin can hang over the eyelashes.

A blepharoplasty procedure can help individuals look more refreshed. Some report improved vision if the upper lids were excessively droopy. Good candidates for blepharoplasty are adult men and women who don't smoke and are in overall good health.

LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY

Dr. Roberts' patients can see great results because he employs a transconjunctival incision technique just along the lower eyelash line to remove skin and/or redistribute excess fat, resulting in a virtually imperceptible scar. When excess skin is removed, it's referred to as a 'skin pinch'. Some surgeons still use a traditional incision, which can result in bulging or misshapen lower eyelids. Dr. Roberts sees no benefit to using this approach unless the patient has a lot of excess loose skin that needs to be excised.

In certain cases, when patients have a weak bone structure below bulging fat on their inferior orbital rim (a tear trough deformity) which causes a depression in the hollowed area near the nose bridge under the eye, then fat can be repositioned to fill in the depression. Once the depression is filled in and fullness is restored to the upper portion of the cheeks, the result is a more youthful, energetic appearance.

A lower blepharoplasty is typically performed under intravenous sedation. Most procedures take from one to two hours.

UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY

An upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is recommended when patients experience loose or baggy skin that diminishes the eye's natural shape and contour. In some cases, patients report being able to see the skin as it rests on the upper lashes or feeling a heaviness over the eye. Oftentimes, a tired appearance prompts people to seek an eyelid lift.

I applaud the professionalism of the group. The procedure was explained in detail before surgery and post-op...was great! I would certainly recommend Dr. Roberts.
~ LF
Exceptional results. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. The procedure went very well and you can't even tell where the incisions were. The results are very obvious.
~ Mary
The procedures were explained in detail so I knew what to expect. I had minimal down time and was able to return to work quickly.
~ LL
I wanted to express my genuine appreciation for all of your kindness, concern and amazing aesthetic talent as a plastic surgeon.
~ John
I have been a patient of Dr. Roberts for approx. 4 years. I have had several procedures: lipo, blepharoplasty, and cheek and neck lift. I completely trust his skills and judgment. Dr. Roberts has allowed me to feel as vibrant on the outside as I feel on the inside. Best of all, I look like me only improved!
~ KY
I am so glad I chose Dr. Gregory Roberts for my eye procedure. From the consultation to my post-op I have been impressed with his skill, expertise and gentle manner. Dr. Roberts and his staff are fabulous. I am thrilled with my results and can't thank Dr. Roberts enough for giving me back my self-confidence!
~ CE

An upper blepharoplasty can be performed under a local anesthesia or oral sedation. Most procedures take about an hour. When both an upper and lower blepharoplasty are performed together, Dr. Roberts uses IV sedation. Stitches are usually removed after five days. Patients can apply makeup after the sutures are removed.

What to Expect during and after Blepharoplasty:

In addition to the information provided above, Dr. Roberts takes special care during his surgeries to cauterize any bleeding points prior to close incisions to help minimize bleeding and bruising, typically leading to a quicker recovery. Very fine dissolvable stitches are used to close the incision, which is barely detectable once healed.
Bruising and swelling generally resolves in 7-10 days. Strenous activity is to be avoided for 2 weeks. We recommend sunscreen and sun avoidance during the healing period.

As bruising and swelling begin to subside you will notice improved contour underneath the lower eyelids with less fullness and puffiness.

Before & After Blepharoplasty

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A Blend of Science and Symmetry
Dr. Roberts puts over 12 years of experience in every blepharoplasty procedure. He strives to achieve contours that preserve an individual's unique, distinctive aura. Dr. Roberts takes great pride and time to help provide natural, healthy results for each individual patient.

Dr. Roberts is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

It's never too late to begin reshaping your future. For a free confidential consultation to determine the option that is best for you, please email or call us today at 972-608-0000.