Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
It has often been said that your eyes are the “windows to your soul” because they are the most expressive way we communicate our emotions. Unfortunately, your eyes can be deceiving if the significant effects of aging have altered them. Instead of looking rested, alert, and energetic, drooping eyelids or puffy bags under the eyes can make you appear to be tired, run-down, angry, or unhappy. If you feel that your eyes make you look older, sad, or fatigued, you may want to consider cosmetic eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Through a strategically placed incision, the upper eyelid procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue. Because it is placed in the natural contour of the upper eyelid, the incision is camouflaged upon healing. Through a personal consultation, Dr. Bajoghli and staff will decide the best approach for revitalizing your eyelids.
Every patient varies in degree of bruising and healing, thus preventing a specific answer to the question. However, we can offer a general outline of expectations:
- If bruising or swelling appears, it usually emerges within the first few days. Resting with the head elevated and applying cold compresses will help to alleviate these conditions.
- Within the first week, the stitches will dissolve or be removed; cosmetics can be used to cover any temporary residual discoloration.
- You may also resume any normal activities considered non-strenuous.
- After a few weeks, you may resume vigorous exercise and wearing contact lenses.
- Over the next few months, you may experience a reduction of swelling and the final results will begin to take shape.
No, cosmetic eyelid procedures are performed as an office procedure (outpatient surgery center). You will return to the comfort of your home the same day.
Eyelid surgery is a safe procedure that has been performed for over 75 years. Thousands of men and women experience this surgery every year with no major complications. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. Dr. Bajoghli and staff can discuss the details with you in a personal consultation.
Your eyes and your entire expression will look younger for years. Discuss with us the best way to maintain your results.
You will return to our office for a postoperative visit within the first week after the procedure and periodically, thereafter, to monitor your progress. Usually, there are more frequent visits in the first 2 to 3 weeks and then only occasionally thereafter.
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
Our Clients Say
My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.
Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.
Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.
I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.