Refresh Your Appearance With Eyelid Surgery
Your eyes are often referred to as the windows to your soul. They express your emotions, showcase your personality and captivate the attention of others. However, as we age, the delicate skin around our eyes can begin to sag, causing us to look older, more tired, and less vibrant than we feel. Thankfully, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can help restore a youthful, refreshed appearance to the eyes. At Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, our Philadelphia, PA facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Spalla offers the latest in eyelid surgery techniques to help you achieve the look you desire.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This procedure can correct drooping upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, and puffiness in the lower eyelids, which can make a person look tired or older than they really are.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Removes excess skin and fat, creating a youthful look.
Improves vision by removing obstructing skin.
Reduces appearance of eye bags and puffiness.
Corrects drooping upper eyelids for a more alert look.
Boosts self-confidence and appearance.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The eyelid surgery procedure typically takes between one to three hours and is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Your Philadelphia plastic surgeon will make incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize scarring. Dr. Spalla will then remove excess skin and fat and tighten the remaining skin to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
After the procedure, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two, although it may take several months for the full results of the procedure to be visible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is eyelid surgery covered by insurance?
Generally, eyelid surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, in some cases where the procedure is performed for medical reasons, such as vision obstruction, insurance may provide coverage.
Can anyone undergo eyelid surgery?
Candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. The surgeon will evaluate each patient individually to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure.
Can eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?
Yes, eyelid surgery can be combined with other procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or non-surgical treatments like Botox or dermal fillers to enhance overall facial rejuvenation.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Spalla Today!
Eyelid surgery can be a highly effective way to improve the appearance of the eyelids and help patients feel more confident and refreshed. If you’re considering this procedure, be sure to consult our qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your options and determine if you’re a good candidate. Contact Philadelphia Facial Surgery & MedSpa today at 215-273-3223 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.