Besides making you appear older, sagging skin on your upper eyelids can reduce your vision and make you less confident. Board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Baron, MD, uses blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to fix droopy eyelids. At her office in San Jose, California, Dr. Baron uses advanced surgical techniques to restore the youthful, more alert look of your eyes and upper lids. Call to make an appointment or book an appointment online today.
A blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, is a procedure to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids.
Dr. Baron may recommend blepharoplasty to improve your vision as a major eyelid droop can reduce your peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty also improves the aesthetics of your eyes, helping you look awake and more youthful.
If your upper eyelids are severely drooping and hindering your vision, insurance may cover your blepharoplasty.
During your eyelid surgery consultation, Dr. Baron reviews your family history, health history, takes photographs of your eyes at various angles, and discusses what you would like your eyes to look like to determine the proper course of treatment.
Once you have decided upon a blepharoplasty, Dr. Baron explains how the procedure works and what you can expect afterward. She then performs a thorough examination of your eyes and a vision test, including peripheral vision.
During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Baron makes an incision in the middle of the eyelid to allow for the removal of skin and fat. She then uses fine sutures to bring the eyelid together and create a new upper eyelid crease.
To keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure, Dr. Baron provides anesthesia. She follows a custom surgical plan to address your specific goals for eyelid surgery and minimize your risk for post-surgical complications.
Upper eyelid surgery requires a minimal five-day downtime. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising soon after the procedure, which usually diminishes within a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
During the first week after surgery, you should avoid any activities that may dry up the eyes, like reading or wearing contacts.
Dr. Baron removes the stitches within five days of your procedure, depending upon your individual healing process. You may feel well enough to resume normal activities like shopping or going to the office around three to five days after a blepharoplasty.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, call the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, or request an appointment online today.