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How Blepharoplasty Can Take Years Off Your Face

At the end of a long day, your eyelids naturally begin to droop. The muscles that keep them open while you’re awake, staring at computer screens and reading, get fatigued just as other muscles in your body do. That’s why it’s easy to see when someone is tired just by looking at their eyes. 

But what do you do if your saggy lids make you look tired and old all the time? The answer is blepharoplasty, or plastic surgery for your eyelids 

At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, Yaqub Baraki, MD, is an expert Cosmetic surgeon known for his ability to artfully rejuvenate your unique facial features while preserving a natural, aesthetically pleasing look. If your upper or lower eyelids are causing you vision or self-image problems, Dr. Baraki can help. He uses the most advanced technology and techniques to perform your blepharoplasty, so you experience very little pain and walk away with beautiful new eyes and a fresh new outlook. 

How your eyes can age you

If you happen to have extra skin and fat in your lids thanks to your family genes, it becomes harder for your muscles to keep them lifted over the years. As you age, you also lose collagen and elasticity in your skin. If you have allergies or infections, they compound the situation even further. 

Eventually, you may come to the point where part of your vision is blocked, or you feel you look older than you are due to droopy lids and puffy bags. 

How blepharoplasty makes you look younger

By removing the excess fat, stretched out skin, and lax muscles above and below your eyes, blepharoplasty turns back the clock and helps you reclaim your youthful look. Here’s how it works.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

First, Dr. Baraki makes sure you’re completely comfortable. Because blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, you don’t need general anesthesia, but he does numb the area so you don’t feel a thing.

Then he makes a tiny incision in the natural fold and crease of your eyelid and removes the extra tissue that is causing your eyelids to droop. Once clear, he closes up the incision.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

In much the same fashion, Dr. Baraki makes a very small incision, but this time it’s behind your lower lid, so the scar will be hidden completely. Again, he removes any excess fat that may be forming the baggy pockets under your eyes, there are no sutures or an incision on the skin.   

How to prep for blepharoplasty

Although blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure with few risks or complications, preparing for it properly helps your outcome and recovery. Here’s what we recommend:

Manage your blepharoplasty expectations

Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to rejuvenate your eyes and give your face a more youthful look. 

Discuss with Dr. Baraki about what you hope to accomplish. Depending on your goals, he may suggest other procedures in addition to blepharoplasty. For instance, if reclaiming your youth includes banishing fine lines and wrinkles, you might want to consider Botox injections or dermal fillers and or laser procedures as well. 

A face-lift is another way to get rid of loose, sagging skin and muscle that occurs with age. 

Dr. Baraki can tighten your skin tone, improve your jawline, and enhance the contours of your face without changing your expression or leaving a scar. 

If surgery is not for you, talk to Dr. Baraki about Renuvion™ J-Plasma® for your face. This revolutionary procedure is minimally invasive and works by applying energy under the surface of your skin to rejuvenate your face and neck without surgery. It leaves you with tightened, contracted skin and a younger-looking face. 

Recovering from blepharoplasty

Dr. Baraki completes your blepharoplasty in about an hour. It may take up to two hours if you have both lids done together. After the procedure, you’re free to go home with a friend or family member. 

You may feel some discomfort for a few days that over-the-counter pain medications should ease nicely. If you do feel you need something stronger, Dr. Baraki can prescribe a pain reliever. Most people notice the swelling and bruising subsiding after a week. Cold compresses or ice packs can ease your discomfort and inflammation faster. 

When you’re ready to change the way you look and the way you see, call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baraki, or click the “Free Consultation” button to request an appointment.

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