Atlanta Eyelid Lift Surgery

Choosing a Procedure for Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Lift AtlantaFind out about Eyelid Lift Atlanta. Do other people say you look tired when actually you are not? This problem can arise with aging. However, people in their 20′s and 30′s have also benefited from this procedure. Men and woman have had this procedure done to improve their self image and the cost of eyelid surgery seemed minimal compared to the benefits of the surgery.

Conditions for a Good Candidate

Upper

  • Natural fold is not visible due to excess skin
  • Loose skin which hangs from lid
  • Tired look which is created by puffiness
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Bags (puffiness) and dark circles

Lower

Consultation Expectations

Consultation is considered the first step for the patient when considering the cost of eyelid surgery versus the results that are possible from the procedure. Our surgeons will discuss your expectations for your results (including cost of eyelid surgery) as well as assess your physical and emotional health. Come prepared, as there will be many important questions that will be asked of you during your consult. Some examples of this are listed below:

  • Surgeries in past
  • Medical conditions
  • Medications being taken
  • Allergies

During your assessment, our surgeons will observe the amount of excess fat as well as skin around your eyelids. Our surgeons takes into consideration position of the eyebrows, muscle condition around the eyelid and may also suggest some other cosmetic options which will assist in meeting your goals for your final results. For example, a brow lift may help with a sagging brow, whereas a chemical peel or laser resurfacing may help with crow’s feet.  He will also discuss what you feel will be the cost of eyelid surgery with regard to final results versus not having the procedure performed.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery – Eyelid Lift Atlanta

Since everyone has different eyes, our surgeons will determine which method to use for your eyelid(s), geared to your unique situation. This is mainly determined by a person’s features and what you may consider as cost of eyelid surgery- healing time, possible scarring, etc.

Upper Eyelid Surgery:

In most situations, the incision extends across the natural eyelid crease. It begins on the inside corner of the natural crease and extends to the outside corner which is near the crows feet. Fatty tissue and excess skin are removed through this incision. When the incision is healed, it is disguised along the natural contour in the upper eyelid and is therefore not considered a cost of eyelid surgery but rather a benefit of the procedure.

Lower Eyelid Surgery:

Generally, just underneath (below) your lower eyelash is where the incision is concealed. Fatty tissue, excess skin and muscle are removed through this incision. In some cases, the fat in the lower lid is redistributed, which decreases puffiness, bulges or indents. This is another option, depending on your individual case. Muscles can also be tightened if needed.  These are all wonderful benefits of the procedure and should not be considered as a cost of eyelid surgery.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty:

This procedure utilizes an incision along the inside surface of the eyelid and could be a solution for removing excess fat that collects in the lower lid. Because the incision would be on the inside of the lower lid this procedure is considered beneficial by some (rather than a cost of eyelid surgery) because they like the idea of no external incision. However, this technique cannot take away excess skin, which may cause it to be viewed as a cost of eyelid surgery. Chemical peels or laser resurfacing could be used in conjunction to reduce wrinkles on the lower lid thus reducing the perceived cost of eyelid surgery using this method.

Safety of Procedure

There are thousands of people each year who undergo this surgery and no major complications are experienced. However, all risks and benefits, which coincide with this procedure, must be understood and you will need to determine which will be a cost of eyelid surgery for your particular case. Our surgeons will discuss this all of this with you. You also need to express any and all questions and concerns you have regarding the safety of this procedure and what you may consider as a cost of eyelid surgery. The advice given by our surgeons must be followed before and after your surgery in order to minimize your cost of eyelid surgery in so far as results and health are concerned.   Following our surgeon’s instructions will decrease some of the risks.

Preparing for Surgery

Once you select a surgery date for your procedure, your doctor will give you an information package with information about Eyelid Lift Atlanta. This includes:

  • General surgery information
  • Specific risks
  • Specific post op instructions
  • Specific as you heal instructions
  • Surgical consent
  • Day of Surgery

Surgery is performed at our private clinic.  Eyelid lifts are usually performed under a local anesthesia although in some cases general anesthesia is used.  During the eyelid lift, you will remain comfortable and your physical status is always monitored during the operation as well as in recovery.  Your personal safety and comfort will not be considered a cost of eyelid surgery but a necessity of the procedure.

After Eyelid Lift Atlanta Surgery

Immediately after surgery you are brought to the recovery area. The following are all possible effects, which might be experienced and are a temporary cost of eyelid surgery:

  • Blurred vision, which is temporary
  • Tightness around eyes which is relieved as the swelling decreases
  • Discomfort, which is common with all operations. Pain medications are given to relieve discomfort
  • Swelling and bruising, which will vary depending on the person
  • It is important to keep the head elevated and rest
  • Application of cold compresses will aide in decreasing swelling
  • Bruising around the eyes will be at its peak but then starts to fade
  • Mild blurred vision may continue
  • Dryness and/or excess tearing of eyes
  • Itchiness around the eyes
  • Mild sensitivity
  • Makeup can be used to minimize appearance of bruising
  • 1 week post operative sutures will be removed unless they are dissolvable
  • Resumption of regular activities which are non strenuous
  • Final results will be visible
  • Swelling will mostly be gone
  • Resumption of exercise, even lifting and bending
  • Contact lenses may be worn
  • Vision, if affected, will be back to normal

Healing After Eyelid Lift Surgery

1st Day

  • It is important to keep the head elevated and rest
  • Application of cold compresses will aide in decreasing swelling

1st Week

  • Bruising around the eyes will be at its peak but then starts to fade
  • Mild blurred vision may continue
  • Dryness and/or excess tearing of eyes
  • Itchiness around the eyes
  • Mild sensitivity
  • Makeup can be used to minimize appearance of bruising
  • 1 week post operative sutures will be removed unless they are dissolvable
  • Resumption of regular activities which are non strenuous

Several weeks

  • Final results will be visible
  • Swelling will mostly be gone
  • Resumption of exercise, even lifting and bending
  • Contact lenses may be worn
  • Vision, if affected, will be back to normal

Follow-Up Appointments

Post operative appointments are essential to evaluate the progress of your healing and should not be considered a cost of eyelid surgery. Our surgeons will want to continue his assessment with periodic checkups. This is important because our surgeons can monitor your results and answer any of your questions and concerns post operatively and ensure that you are not seeing your healing process as a cost of eyelid surgery.

Results

Most people are very pleased and impressed with their results and do not consider the cost of eyelid surgery as unnecessary. Your appearance will be alert, refreshed and rejuvenated. Self confidence will rise in most cases. Others may comment that you look rested, without knowing you had this procedure. Skin surrounding your eyes needs to be treated for several months with extra care. Sun block needs to be worn during day time. Also, tinted sunglasses should be worn during the day. This protects eyes from being irritated by wind or sun. Results are long lasting and our surgeons can advise you as to the best way to maintain results, keeping in mind that the rest of your face continues the aging process.  When all factors are considered the cost of eyelid surgery can be minimal when compared to the enriching results.

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