Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty

Conveniently located to serve the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty

Conveniently located to serve the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty

Upper and lower blepharoplasty in Troy, MI, can be used to treat droopy, puffy, or wrinkled eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty is used to treat the upper eyelids, while lower blepharoplasty is used for the lower eyelids.

Also called eyelid surgery or an eye lift, blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses excess skin, sagging muscle tissue, and bulging excess fat.

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Reasons for Getting Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty

With aging, skin loses elasticity. Due to the loss of elasticity and the constant pull of gravity, excess skin develops on the upper and lower eyelids. The muscles of the eyelids also droop over time, and excess fat forms.

These changes lead to problems like puffy eyelids, drooping lids, and fine wrinkles, all of which can create a constantly tired, angry, or sad appearance. Eyelid surgery can revitalize a person’s appearance, making them look more youthful and alert.

Though blepharoplasty is often a purely plastic surgery procedure, it can also be a functional procedure. Upper blepharoplasty can improve eyesight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in their way of vision.

It is important to remember that lower blepharoplasty does not remove dark circles under the eye. This is the reason why it is often done in addition to other procedures like filler injections or laser resurfacing.

The Right Candidate

The best candidates for these procedures are people looking for an effective and long-lasting way to rejuvenate their eyelids and facial appearance. The best candidates are generally healthy and do not have any chronic illnesses that could hamper their recovery. Non-smokers are preferred, along with patients who have realistic expectations in terms of results.

The Blepharoplasty Consultation

Prior to upper or lower eyelid surgery, the patient will need to come in for a consultation. A physical is required, and the doctor will examine the patient’s eyelids. The patient will tell the doctor about their goals for the procedure. Additionally, the surgeon will look over the patient’s complete medical history, including allergies and current medications.

The consultation will involve a discussion with the surgeon regarding pre-operative instructions that need to be followed before the surgery. Post-operative instructions will also be reviewed, along with the details of the procedure itself. Patients should feel free to ask questions.

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The Procedure

Eyelid surgery takes around two hours if both the upper and lower eyelids are being addressed together. In such cases, surgery is first performed on the upper lids, followed by the lower lids.

For upper blepharoplasty, a small incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, one of two incision locations may be chosen. One is right below the lash line of the lower lid. This is called the transcutaneous incision. The other option, inside the lid, is called the transconjunctival incision and is chosen specifically to address excess fat.

Once the incisions have been made, excess skin is removed. Muscle tissues are tightened, and excess fat is removed and/or repositioned. Finally, the incisions are closed with very small stitches.

Blepharoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

After an eye lift, patients must be driven home by a friend or a family member. Remember to arrange for this in advance. Patients must take time off from work to rest, and physically taxing activities must be avoided. There may be swelling or bruising in the treated area; however, these are completely normal and will clear up within a week or two.

During the recovery and healing process, it will be vital to protect your eyes and eyelids from wind and sun exposure. Sunglasses are quite helpful, as is application of a proper sunscreen. Patients must also apply moisturizing eye drops as directed, because eye dryness is common.

Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty Cost

To determine the cost of upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures, factors like anesthesia fees are taken into account. Additionally, price can be impacted by the treatment techniques employed and the total time needed for the doctor to perform the surgery.

The cost of plastic surgery blepharoplasty is not covered by health insurance providers. Functional blepharoplasty to restore one’s field of vision may be covered by health insurance. If you are undergoing this procedure, contact your insurance provider to learn more.

Contact Us

Are you considering coming in for an upper or lower blepharoplasty in Troy, MI? If so, the best way to get started is by arranging an informative and helpful consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Contact us today to set up your appointment.

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