Blepharoplasty Conveniently located to serve Seattle and Bellevue
Your eyes are oftentimes one of the first features people notice about you. As time goes by, however, they may develop excess skin and puffiness that gives off a tired and unapproachable appearance. Having bright and youthful eyes devoid of excess skin and bags are ideal, but due to factors like genetics and the natural aging process, may be difficult to achieve without a little assistance from a trusted plastic surgeon. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can rejuvenate the appearance of wrinkled and droopy eyelids as well as get rid of puffiness along the lower eyelids. Remington Plastic Surgery offers blepharoplasty for patients in Kirkland.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate the excess skin and fat around the eyelids. resulting in a refreshed, youthful appearance. An incision in the natural skin fold of the upper eyelid or just below the eyelash margin of the lower eyelid is used to trim extra skin and remove the fat producing the bulging (“bags” or “pads). It is critical to only remove the appropriate amount of each to have a beautiful, natural result.
Patients may undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic and functional reasons. This procedure is an excellent solution for those who desire more alert eyes and a youthful appearance. In cases where it is performed for functional benefits, patients experience excess skin in the eyelid region that causes an obstruction in vision when it begins to droop down and blocks their sight. The procedure can be used to rectify this issue and help restore optimal vision. You can learn more details about Eyelid Surgery by scheduling a consultation with skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brad Remington during a consultation.
What to Expect from Your Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that requires incisions to make the desired corrections to the eyelids. Every blepharoplasty performed is different, as they are designed to cater to the specific needs of each individual patient. Once the necessary corrections are made, the sutures are placed under the skin to have a very inconspicuous closure. Sometimes a reinforcement of the lower eyelid is necessary for a more youthful appearance. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brad Remington usually performs blepharoplasty under intravenous sedation/local anesthesia or a general anesthetic of about 1-2 hours duration.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty
Recovery is usually ten to fourteen days, and most patients plan to be off work for about a week. During this time, it’s important that you refrain from performing any strenuous activities and to keep your eyes protected from harm. As you heal, your eyelids will begin to look rejuvenated, refreshed, and years younger.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Remington is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. If you’re interested in learning more about blepharoplasty with a plastic surgeon that you can trust, contact Remington Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your blepharoplasty. Dr. Remington can provide you with beautiful and natural-looking blepharoplasty results.