About Eyelid Surgery
A person's eyes are an appealing component of the face that deserves to be shown, but sometimes an excess of skin above or under the eyes can create an aging facial appearance. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman offers eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to remove excess skin and lift the lower or upper eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. So many men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. In addition, eyelid surgery is often combined with a CO2 laser treatment or brow lift to create even more dramatic results. If you're interested in refreshing your profile with an eyelid lift to remove excess skin, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Z at his practice in Las Vegas, NV.
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Eyelid surgery is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both women and men. During your private consultation, treatment options will be discussed with Dr. Z based on your symptoms that need to be corrected. In most cases, ideal candidates wish to correct excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes, or bulging skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause vision impairment that can get in the way of daily activities. For a more awake appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to provide you with a younger appearance.
Depending on the complexity of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be given. Eyelid surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both upper and lower.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that impairs vision to produce a more appealing eyelid appearance. The incision point is often placed along the lash line or crease to trim away tissue and fat.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed to improve puffy skin under the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is placed just under the lash line to surgically remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be applied to help with discoloration, while dermal fillers can be used for added smoothness, if necessary.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty can take up to two hours based on whether both eyes or one is treated. After the procedure, you should expect a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, aging does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas, such as CO2 lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be added to create a fresh appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you're getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. As soon as your surgical plan is developed in your initial consultation, Dr. Z can then discuss cost estimates. For results that look natural and last for many years, it's better to concentrate on selecting an experienced cosmetic surgeon whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Z, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas takes several payment methods, including low-interest financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When loose skin is limiting your sight, your insurance might cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Z in your initial consultation if you might be applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas can help you submit the required paperwork and information to your provider to consider your claim. Typically, you will require a letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to restore your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift doesn't just help to rejuvenate your face, but it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your vision field is greater once loose, hanging skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It is also easier to put on eyeshadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet might be better addressed with a brow lift or facelift since the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be performed with a nonsurgical treatment, like BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, may help to add volume for a fuller appearance. In your initial consultation, Dr. Z will develop your custom treatment plan to fit your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Skin tightening without surgery, plus injectable treatments (such as Juvéderm, BOTOX, and Restylane) may give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see results that last a long time, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. When you tell Dr. Z about your needs and goals, he will give you his suggestions for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan.
If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on your upper eyelids, or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas may be the answer for you. This surgery can allow you to look and feel youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to schedule a consult today.