Our various facial procedures offered here at Accent On You provide our patients with a youthful look that they can feel confident about. Your eyes are one of the first features people notice. When our eyes begin to show signs of aging, we tend to look tired and older than our we actually are. One of the best ways to regain a more youthful appearance is by getting a blepharoplasty. Dr. Nakamura and Dr. Mohan have years of experience dedicated to giving patients their ideal look through their blepharoplasty techniques. Accent On You offers many different facial procedures to residents in Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding communities in Texas.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, rejuvenates sagging and droopy eyelids. This surgery can be done on either the upper or lower eyelids, but often in combination as well. For some people, the loss of skin elasticity can cause bags under the eyes which make for an undesirable appearance. Having excess skin and fine lines is just one of the reasons that many patients come to Dr. Nakamura and Dr. Mohan for a blepharoplasty procedure.
Who is a Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
Patients who have loose skin or bulges of fat on their eyelids are usually the best candidates for blepharoplasty. Some may feel as if their eyelids are too heavy or they have actual visual obstruction from drooping eyelids. Suitable candidates for a lower blepharoplasty have excess fat pads under the eyes, which do not improve even when well rested. To know if this procedure will be beneficial to you, talk with one of our plastic surgeons here at Accent On You in Arlington, Texas.
What to Expect at Your Consultation?
During your consultation, at Accent On You, your surgeon will want to go over many things in preparation for choosing a blepharoplasty procedure. A thorough examination of your bone structure, muscle structure, eyebrows, and eyes will be done in order for the surgeon to determine what technique needs to be used. They will also discuss with you your complete medical history as well as your concerns and desires for this procedure. Based on your individual situation, your custom treatment plan for blepharoplasty will be created. For your complete comfort and confidence, we will address any questions or concerns that you may have about undergoing the blepharoplasty procedure.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery gives patients a refreshed appearance. It helps to make your eyes shine again by getting rid of any skin concerns surrounding them. Based on your aesthetic goals, one of the following eyelid surgeries can be performed:
This removes excess skin from the upper eyelid. During the procedure, your surgeon trims just the right amount of skin and excess fat needed to obtain your desired aesthetic result. Incisions are hidden in the natural folds of your upper eyelids. Recovery is quick with only mild bruising that subsides several days to a week after the surgery.
For patients suffering from sagging or excess fat pads under the eyes, this type of blepharoplasty benefits them greatly. During this procedure, excess fat and skin are removed, then, if needed, the muscle is repositioned. The incisions are hidden in the lower lash line within the natural creases. In cases where there is excess fat, the best approach may be through a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This is where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid.
At Accent On You, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible during each procedure. You can have local anesthesia with a mild sedative or general anesthesia during blepharoplasty. These sedation techniques are designed to help you relax while minimizing any pain or discomfort. Typically, the procedure will last between two and three hours, depending on your specific treatment. Speak with Dr. Nakamura or Dr. Mohan about the sedation techniques we offer and what you would prefer during your blepharoplasty procedure.
After surgery, it’s normal for your eyes to feel sticky and dry. Your vision may be slightly blurry as well (from swelling and the healing ointment), so it’s best to have someone take you home. Some Inflammation and bruising will occur and may last from a week to a month, however, there should be minimal discomfort. To minimize swelling and accelerate the healing process, the application of cold compresses is recommended, as is keeping your head upright. You may be given eye ointments or drops to apply. Follow up is usually between three to seven days after the procedure to have your stitches removed. At this time, you can apply makeup to hide any residual bruising.
Dr. Nakamura and Dr. Mohan will provide complete instructions for care during the healing process. When you’re ready to start your journey towards a more youthful, refreshed appearance, contact Accent On You if you are interested in a consultation.