About Eyelid Surgery
A person's eyes are a beautiful aspect of the face that deserve to be seen, but sometimes an excess of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering facial appearance. Our experienced doctors at Nevada Eye Physicians in our nine Nevada locations perform eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating an awakened appearance. So many men and women have eyelid surgery at Nevada Eye Physicians to correct sagging skin, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet noticeable improvements.
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is popular among both women and men. During the initial consult, treatment options will be provided by your physician based on your conditions that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates suffer from excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause functional problems that can get in the way of everyday activities. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate treatment for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or puffy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to provide you with a softer appearance.
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"Dr. Vincent Gassen is an extremely efficient and highly skilled Opthamologist and truly shows that he cares for his patients. He is knowledgeable and takes the time needed to answer any questions patients have and to fully explain what is happening when we have vision problems. He has the needed tests done and his staff is kind as well. I am thankful to have Dr. Vincent Gassen as my Opthamologist since I have diabetes and trust him in every way! May God bless him and his assistants always!"- C.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 21, 2018
Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be used. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a blend of both treatments.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in reducing the loose skin that impairs vision to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to improve bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is made below the lash line to surgically remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be performed to help with discoloration, while injectable fillers can be used for additional volume and smoothness if needed.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. Cold compresses can assist in reducing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The outcomes from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but while they are long lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Nevada Eye Physicians such as injections, fillers, and lasers can be added to create a glowing appearance.
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Look More Awake
If you have vision impairment due to excess skin protruding from the upper lid, or suffer from bulging bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at Nevada Eye Physicians may be the answer for you. This treatment can allow you to look and feel younger and more alert. We welcome you to call one of our nine Nevada locations to schedule a consultation today.