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As we get older, the upper eyelids often begin to droop. This can cause a tired or aged facial appearance. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer can often resolve mild sagging in this area with non-surgical treatments. However, patients with considerable upper eyelid drooping may need an upper blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills to restore a more youthful facial appearance.
What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the upper eyelid area. This facial plastic surgery is also called upper eyelid surgery or an upper eyelid lift. Upper blepharoplasty targets the sagging skin, weakened muscles, and fat deposits that cause the upper eyelids to droop.
Upper eyelid surgery should only be performed by surgeons who specialize in facial surgery. Facial plastic surgeons have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and use refined surgical techniques that allow them to achieve a natural looking lift with upper eyelid surgery.
At Dr. Emer’s medical practice in Beverly Hills, upper blepharoplasty is performed by Dr. Akshay Sanan. Dr. Sanan is an experienced, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients take years off their facial appearance with this procedure.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?
If you have heaviness or drooping in the upper eyelid area, you may be a candidate for an upper eyelid lift. If you have very mild skin laxity and/or concerns about early signs of aging in the upper eyelid area, you may be a better candidate for non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation.
Dr. Sanan will need to assess your facial structure and tissue in order to determine if upper blepharoplasty is ideal for you. He will also review your medical history as candidates must be in good health and free of any medical conditions that interfere with the body’s healing process.
How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Upper blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that typically takes 45-60 minutes. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be used to keep you comfortable during the surgery.
A small incision will be made in the crease of the upper eyelid. Dr. Sanan can then reposition or remove fat deposits and tighten muscles. Excess skin can also be removed. To complete the procedure, the incisions will be closed.
Patients should plan for a week or two of downtime after upper eyelid surgery. Bruising or swelling can occur in the initial stage of your recovery. These symptoms usually resolve within two weeks of your surgery, and most patients feel comfortable resuming social activities at that point.
Complete healing can take a few months or more, depending on the patient. You must be especially careful to protect the treatment areas from excessive pressure, motion, and force during this time.
Upper blepharoplasty patients can enjoy a rejuvenated facial appearance for many years. The natural aging process may change the appearance of the eye area over time, though there are many non-surgical treatments that can help you maintain your upper eyelid surgery results.
Dr. Emer can create a personalized anti-aging protocol to support healthy, firm facial skin long-term. His recommendations often include advanced sun protection and anti-aging skincare products, as well as minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing.
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Our Approach to Upper Blepharoplasty
Successful facial rejuvenation outcomes require consideration of the whole face, even if a patient is only concerned with one area. Dr. Emer and Dr. Sanan often advise combining upper blepharoplasty with complementary procedures to ensure a natural looking, harmonious result.
Upper eyelid surgery is frequently combined with lower eyelid treatments. Non-surgical skin tightening and/or skin rejuvenation treatments may be recommended to create balance between the upper and lower eyelids. In other cases, lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid surgery may be paired with an upper eyelid lift for comprehensive rejuvenation of the eye area.
Drooping upper eyelids can be a result of skin and muscle laxity in the forehead and brow. A combination brow lift and upper blepharoplasty may be advised in order to achieve an aesthetic look in the upper face.
What Is the Cost of Upper Blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills?
The cost of upper eyelid surgery differs from one patient to the next based on the complexity of the procedure. As part of your consultation, Dr. Emer and his team will develop a targeted treatment plan for accomplishing your cosmetic goals. All fees associated with your upper eyelid surgery will then be reviewed with you.
Learn Your Options for Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation
Dr. Emer and his team are passionate about helping patients love how they look, and they strive to provide the best upper blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.