What is a Blepharoplasty?

Are You a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

How Long Will Your Blepharoplasty Results Last?

What Are Your Blepharoplasty Options?

How Long Does it take to Recover After Blepharoplasty?

Can I See Your Results?

How Do You Make a Consultation?

What is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, also called and eyelid lift, is a procedure that can get rid of loose skin on both your upper or lower eyelids, eliminating under eye bags or drooping upper lids. Aging patients as well as those with hooded lids or dark circles can benefit from a blepharoplasty.

Are You a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

You may be a candidate for an upper or lower eyelid lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, if you have loose, drooping skin on your eyelids, want to smooth the looser, crepey skin, or have bags under your eyes.

A good candidate may have aging skin, with loose skin and fat pockets. A blepharoplasty can also diminish the look of dark circles under the eyes.

If you have noticed your lower eyelid starting to sag at the corners, then the canthopexy and canthoplasty portion of your blepharoplasty can be done to help tighten up your eyelid sag, and give your eyes a more youthful appearance.  

If your eyebrow position is too low compared to the rest of your face, then a blepharoplasty will not help. You may need a brow lift to correct this specific issue.

How Long Will Your Blepharoplasty Results Last?

Your blepharoplasty results should last for years. Of course, I can only slow down and slightly reverse the hands of time, but I can’t completely stop the hands of time!

What Are Your Blepharoplasty Options?

Fat grafting has revolutionized my results in blepharoplasty, and with micronized fat/nanofat/liquified fat, I can get rid of the hollows of your eyes and also rejuvenate your eyelid skin. I harvest a small amount of fat, usually from your abdomen or inner thigh, process it, and then inject it into the hollow areas around your eye to give you a rejuvenated, youthful look.  

Another common option that I offer is removing the ligament that causes the deep and dark half circle under your lower eyes. Most plastic surgeons do not do much to this area, but releasing this ligament allows your lower eyelids to finally be rid of the anatomic ligament causing edema, swelling, and dark circles under your lower eyelid.

Finally, some patients may only need an upper eyelid lift, or a lower eyelid lift. Everyone is different, so your eyes may be aging at different rates. Perhaps your genes make you have dark circles under your eyes at a young age, but your upper eyelids look fine. So, choosing just an upper eyelid lift or a lower eyelid lift is an option.

How Long Does it take to Recover After Blepharoplasty?

Regarding pain control, you should be able to take only mild pain relievers within 1-2 days after surgery. Blepharoplasty is not a painful procedure.

In terms of swelling and your overall appearance, I would recommend taking about 1 week off. There will be swelling which will need time to subside, and I will need to remove your sutures.

Most of my patients are able to return to work with minimal or little makeup 7-10 days after surgery. All of the healing will take 6-12 months to occur, which is typical of most plastic surgery procedures.  

Can I See Your Results?

Of course! You can see my results here: https://drkim.com/before-after/eyelid-lift/

How Do You Make a Consultation?

Call my office at (415) 362-1846 or email info@drkim.com, and my Patient Care Coordinator will get you started!

Consultations typically take 45-60 minutes, and I do the entire consultation personally, without the use of a nurse or helper to vet your questions and concerns without me present. Consultations are $150, and the cost of the consultation goes towards the cost of surgery when you decide to book your procedure.  

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