A blepharoplasty is a medical term for an eyelid lift. It’s a surgical procedure that’s often performed for cosmetic reasons to improve the look of upper or lower eyelids (or both).
Patients typically have eyelid surgery to remedy cosmetic issues like puffy eyelids, droopiness, and wrinkles. In Bala Cynwyd, PA, Dr. Anthony Farole performs eyelid lift procedures on patients seeking to address these problems and more.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a popular surgical procedure that addresses cosmetic concerns surrounding the eyelids. While many patients opt for a blepharoplasty purely for cosmetic reasons, others have the surgery to remove droopiness that impairs their vision.
When addressing eyelid cosmetic concerns, you can have blepharoplasty to remove unwanted fatty tissue that causes puffy eyelids. The surgical procedure can also tackle wrinkles around the eyelids and dark circles and tighten up the skin around your eyelids.
Surgery on your upper eyelids is usually simpler to complete than changes made to your lower eyelids. In either case, the blepharoplasty surgery gets conducted under local anesthesia.
Blepharoplasty repositions or removes muscle and fatty tissue, resulting in a more youthful look. All incisions get made in the natural fold of the eyes so that any scarring isn’t visible.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
While it’s true that you can purchase many topical solutions to address cosmetic issues on your eyelids, blepharoplasty is the ultimate way to deal with any concerns you have. Dr. Farole, a leading facial cosmetic surgeon, helps his patients achieve the following goals:
Remove Drooping Eyelids
Have you noticed that your eyelids have been drooping as you get older? And do you find that it impairs your vision? A blepharoplasty is a perfect way to resolve that problem once and for all.
Get Rid of Eye Bags
If you’ve got permanent ‘bags’ under your eyes, it will ultimately impact your self-confidence. An eyelid lift from Dr. Farole will instantly transform your look, giving you a more flattering appearance and boosting your confidence.
Rested and Youthful Appearance
Arguably one of the most significant benefits of blepharoplasty is how patients end up with a rested and more youthful appearance. What’s more, a blepharoplasty combined with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift can transform your look.
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Restore Your Field of Vision
Upper blepharoplasty focuses on removing excess eyelid skin. This procedure is perfect for individuals experiencing a reduced field of vision due to the excess skin hanging over their eyes. For this medical reason, upper blepharoplasty tends to be covered by some insurance plans. Lower blepharoplasty is only done for cosmetic reasons, so that will not be covered by insurance. Reach out to your insurance provider to learn more about their policy when it comes to blepharoplasty.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Adult men and women, regardless of age or skin tone, make good candidates for blepharoplasty. Patients generally want blepharoplasty to address wrinkles, dark circles, puffy eyelids, and sagging skin.
Patients primarily choose blepharoplasty to fix cosmetic problems, but you can also be a good candidate for the procedure for medical reasons. The most notable medical reason is when drooping eyelids affect your vision.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure you should avoid if you’re pregnant, nursing, or have a medical reason why you should avoid surgery. If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to stop smoking several weeks before and after the procedure.
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!