It's for aging, tired eyes that look puffy or saggy
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, removes excess fat, skin, and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids, giving them a much younger appearance. Blepharoplasty is a quick procedure, lasting only around 45 minutes, but the results are long-lasting and very rewarding. Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Matthew J. Trovato MD offers a state-of-the-art office with a welcoming atmosphere. Our dedicated medical staff and surgical specialists are highly trained and experienced. It is important our patients feel comfortable right away.
Beyond cosmetic reasons, blepharoplasty can also be performed to correct functional problems with the eyelids. Specifically, it is done to treat:
Dr. Trovato will administer either location
or general anesthesia
Depending on your discussed treatment plan. On the upper eyelid, the incision is made in the natural crease, hiding it almost completely. Fat is then removed, eyelid muscles are tightened, and excess skin is removed. On the lower eyelid, the incision can be made just below the eyelash line, at the corner of the eye, or even on the inside of the lid. Like on the upper eyelid, fat is repositioned, muscle tightened, and excess skin trimmed. Finally, your incisions are closed with sutures or skin glue. If sutures are used for your blepharoplasty, they will be removed after one week.
As you recover from blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Trovato will give you thorough instructions
They will include cold compresses and lubricating ointments on the eyelids. Recovery after blepharoplasty is very quick in most patients. There will be some swelling and slight bruising, but this passes within a few days after your blepharoplasty. At that time, Dallas blepharoplasty patients can return to their normal activities.
Once the swelling and bruising subside, you will see immediate results.
Most patients take the entire two weeks to heal, but it may take a few months to heal completely. Your blepharoplasty results are permanent. However, natural aging still occurs. Therefore, it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to maintain optimal results.
Learn whether you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Dr. Matthew Trovato will listen to your concerns, evaluate risk factors, and discuss your options for blepharoplasty in Dallas. You will leave your consultation with a recommended course of treatment and the confidence of knowing you made the right choice. Call (214) 827-2873 for our Dallas location, or call (973) 509-2000 for our New Jersey location to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Dr. Trovato will provide a local or general anesthetic so you will not feel any pain during your procedure. However, eyelid surgery is minimally invasive - meaning there are no deep cuts to your eyelid. Your procedure affects only the surface of your skin. You will experience some swelling and minor bruising, but these side effects subside within a few days. Any discomfort is easily managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter medication.
Cosmetic surgery typically involves some risk, but with eyelid surgery, complications are rare. Some risks include bleeding at the incision sites, difficulty closing your eye, or an infection.
Your treatment plan is specific to your surgical needs and results. Therefore, eyelid surgery costs will differ for each patient. During your consultation for blepharoplasty Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato will go over in detail about your procedure and your final fee.
Blepharoplasty is considered cosmetic surgery and is not typically covered by medical insurance. However, it is best to check with your provider about your coverage options. Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D. offers financing and payments options for your convenience.
Dr. Trovato will discuss all of your options during your consultation. Non-surgical Blepharoplasty is becoming quite popular and involves the use of Botox and dermal fillers to give the appearance of an eyelid lift without surgery. The non-surgical eyelid lift option typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes with no downtime. It’s important to discuss with your surgeon your aesthetic goal to determine the best cosmetic approach for you.
Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.