Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that many people in the United States opt for each year. For some, the surgery addresses some cosmetic concerns, while for others, it can resolve issues that cause vision impairment.
Dr. Anthony Farole, a leading board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Bala Cynwyd, PA, conducts blepharoplasty procedures at his facial cosmetic surgery center. Learn more about whether blepharoplasty is the right treatment to address your concerns.
Blepharoplasty is a medical term that describes eyelid lift surgery. It primarily refers to surgical procedures conducted for aesthetic reasons; however, it can also apply for medical reasons.
When a person opts for blepharoplasty for cosmetic reasons, they do so to correct specific concerns related to the aging process. Examples include wrinkles, puffy eyelids, and dark circles.
Dr. Farole also conducts blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery for medical reasons. One of the top reasons for doing so is when loose or sagging skin creates folds or changes the natural contours of the upper eyelids.
When that happens, it can cause some people to have vision impairments. Dr. Farole can carry out an upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, or a combination of both procedures under local anesthesia.
Upper vs. Lower Blepharoplasty
There are two distinct types of blepharoplasty surgery that Dr. Farole conducts from his practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Upper blepharoplasty, also known as an upper eyelid lift, is a cosmetic procedure that primarily corrects sagging eyebrows and hooded eyelids. It’s also done to correct vision impairments caused by excess fat and skin.
A lower blepharoplasty or lower eyelid lift addresses cosmetic concerns like heavy undereye bags and drooping skin.
With both procedures, Dr. Farole rearranges the muscles underneath the skin and removes excess fat and skin, resulting in a more natural and youthful appearance.
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Ideal Candidates for Blepharoplasty
You could be a candidate if you have cosmetic or medical concerns relating to excess skin and fat on your upper or lower eyelids (or both).
Ideal candidates are also people that are otherwise healthy and have no underlying medical conditions.
You should ideally be a non-smoker, as smoking can significantly delay the healing process. Blepharoplasty procedures should get avoided by individuals with severe eye conditions or who might be pregnant or nursing.
Dr. Farole will evaluate your cosmetic and medical concerns to determine if a blepharoplasty is the best option to address your concerns.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty can offer people many benefits. For example, the surgery can eradicate drooping eyelids, get rid of bags under the eyes, and result in a more rested and youthful appearance.
Eyelid surgery can even help restore your field of vision if excess skin and fat are prominent over your eyes.
The results of blepharoplasty are immediate, and any swelling or bruising after the surgery typically subsides within 10-14 days.
Dr. Anthony Farole is the best. I came in very scared and afraid. Dr. Farole and his wonderful staff were very patient with me and helped calm me down. They reassured me that i would be fine and took very good care of me. I felt no pain and the procedure went very smooth. Thank you so much for a job well done!
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in learning more about blepharoplasty? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.