Blepharoplasty in San Diego, CA
Nothing makes an individual look more exhausted and aged than drooping and sagging eyelids, and bags of fatty deposits around the eyes. For men and women who want to correct this condition, Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, provides Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery for residents of San Diego, La Jolla, Alpine, and nearby communities in California.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. This procedure requires small incisions through which the surgeon trims away loose, sagging skin that may cause hooding over the eye and tightens muscle tissue around the eye area, creating a fresher and more alert appearance.
Why consider Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty eliminates sagging, loose skin from the upper and lower eyelids as well as sagging skin underneath the eyes, which, in many patients, convey an aged and exhausted appearance. In some cases, sagging eyelids may also impair an individual’s sight by obstructing vision.
How can Blepharoplasty improve my appearance?
Blepharoplasty tightens the skin around the eyes and trims away excess bags of skin and fat, rejuvenating the entire facial appearance.
Will Blepharoplasty eliminate dark circles under the eyes?
Blepharoplasty may effectively eliminate dark circles under the eyes when caused by fatty deposits or excess skin folds; however, if the dark circles are a result of hyperpigmentation, you may obtain better results with a light chemical peel.
Can Blepharoplasty be combined with other procedures?
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the lids and will also improve wrinkles at the corners of the eyes such as crow’s feet. Very often, patients elect to combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift to correct loss of skin elasticity in the entire upper facial region.
What can I expect during Blepharoplasty recovery?
You should have someone drive you home after surgery, as you may experience discomfort, such as blurred vision, tightness or numbing around the eye area, as well as bruising and swelling immediately following the surgery. These symptoms will subside naturally in a few days.
We recommend complete rest for about a week, after which your stitches will be removed. After two weeks, you may resume light physical activities, and you may resume wearing contact lenses if needed. It is important that you follow our detailed post-op care instructions in order to protect and nourish the delicate skin around your eyes for several months after surgery. We also recommend that you wear sunglasses and use sun block on the entire area around the eyes to protect the area from sun damage.
What is the cost of Blepharoplasty in San Diego, CA?
The cost of a blepharoplasty will vary between patients depending on the extent of tissue to be removed. In cases where folds of skin are impairing a person’s ability to see properly, health insurance may cover a portion or all of the costs of the procedure. To manage costs not covered by health insurance, Pollack Plastic Surgery provides flexible financing options and accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards for your convenience.
If you want to eliminate saggy eyelids and bags under your eyes that make you seem older than you really are, then contact us for a consultation. Pollack Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, serves residents of San Diego, La Jolla, Alpine, and surrounding communities in California.