Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D. offers an Upper Eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and eliminate vision issues caused by excessive eyelid skin.
Your eyes are a key component of your facial expressions and often a telltale sign of aging. When your eyelids sag or droop over your eye, your vision can be impaired. Board-certified plastic surgeon Matthew J. Trovato, M.D. offers an Upper Blepharoplasty Dallas patients can utilize as a solution. During your one-on-one with Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato, you can learn more about if an Upper Blepharoplasty is suitable for you. To learn more, schedule your consultation today.
Upper eyelid surgery is designed to surgically remove excess sagging eyelid skin
Resulting from collagen and elastin loss. In some cases, excess eyelid skin causes vision issues, making the procedure medically necessary. Dr. Trovato aims to create a sculpted upper lid with a visible pretarsal strip and slight fullness along the upper lid/brow area.
Combined Upper Blepharoplasty Treatments
Dr. Trovato's Dallas Upper Blepharoplasty is ideal in correcting droopy or sagging upper eyelids and the excess skin of your upper eyelid that interferes with your peripheral vision.
During your one-on-one with Dr. Trovato, he will evaluate your eyelids and determine the precise amount of skin to remove to create your ideal eyelid shape.
It is crucial to make sure some fat is preserved to maintain a rejuvenated appearance. Sagging skin around your eyes is often a sign of age and, in some cases, can reduce your vision. With an Upper Blepharoplasty Dallas patients gain the appearance of younger, more alert-looking eyes.
Dr. Trovato will perform a thorough physical exam before your surgery and include testing of your tear production, along with measurements of your eyelid. You will need a vision exam from your eye doctor with the results of your peripheral vision for insurance purposes. Then your eyes are photographed from various angles so Dr. Trovato can plan your upper eyelid surgery.
You will need to refrain from taking medications or herbal supplements that are associated with increased bleeding. Dr. Trovato will need to approve any medications you are currently taking. In addition, smoking significantly reduces your body’s ability to heal itself, and you will need to quit smoking at least six weeks before your surgery. Your procedure is about a one-hour outpatient surgery. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home. It is also advised that someone stay with you for the first night after returning from surgery.
Dr. Trovato will inject a numbing medication into your eyelids and provide medication to help with anxiety during your treatment. You are then given a local anesthetic. Dr. Trovato begins with an incision along the fold of your eyelid, removes excess skin, muscle, or fat, and places a suture. If your upper eyelid significantly droops close to the pupil, the doctor will do a Ptosis (Toe-sis) approach to give ample support to your eyebrow muscle.
Many patients combine their upper blepharoplasty with other facial rejuvenation procedures. For example, upper and lower blepharoplasty can often be done at the same time. Lower blepharoplasty addresses under-eye puffiness or bags under the eyes and, when combined with an upper blepharoplasty, can be exactly what’s needed to lift the entire area around the eyes resulting in a younger appearance. Blepharoplasty is also often done as part of a full facelift, removing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes as part of rejuvenating the face.
When you meet with the surgeon for your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine the right procedures to help you reach them. Doing multiple procedures simultaneously is often recommended since undergoing one combined operation saves on anesthetic costs and makes it easier on the patient by combining recovery periods.
Dallas upper blepharoplasty patients are taken to a recovery room until you wake from the effects of the anesthetic. You may temporarily experience swelling and bruising around your eyes (similar to having a black eye), your vision may be blurred because of the ointment the doctor applied to your eyes, and you may feel some pain and discomfort.
Dr. Trovato will provide you with a specific post-operative plan to help maximize your recovery. You will want to use ice packs to combat any swelling, avoid rubbing your eyes and protect your eyes from sun exposure. In three to four days, Dr. Trovato will remove your stitches.
You will see remarkable improvements.
Bruising and swelling tend to subside after two weeks, but once your swelling goes down, you will see a remarkable improvement in your appearance. However, it will take a few months for your surgical incision to fade. Your upper blepharoplasty results last a lifetime, but it is critical to protect your eyes and eyelid skin from excessive sun exposure.
If sagging, drooping eyelids interfere with your vision or make you appear older than you are, schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew J. Trovato to discuss your concerns and learn if an Upper Blepharoplasty is an ideal solution for you.
You can expect some post-surgical pain and discomfort. However, your discomfort is mitigated with cold compresses, medications prescribed by your surgeon, or over-the-counter medications like Tylenol. You will need to refrain from medications or supplements that cause excessive bleeding.
It’s important to weigh your options and understand your surgical risks about determining if an Upper Blepharoplasty is suitable for you. While complications are rare, some risks include dry, irritated eyes, problems associated with closing your eyes, injury to your eye muscle, temporary blurred vision, or the need for follow-up surgery.
It is generally considered to be a permanent procedure. While the natural aging process will continue to affect the areas around your eyes, results with upper eyelid surgery can last for 10 to 15 years before patients consider a second operation.
Tightening hooded or drooping eyelids is one of the common reasons patients opt for an upper blepharoplasty. The result is a lifted, tighter look with the formerly drooping, “hooded” skin.
For some, drooping upper eyelids can begin to get in the way and impair vision. Dr. Trovato's Dallas upper blepharoplasty can be the solution, tightening excess skin and removing this as an impairment to your vision. In many cases, if it is determined a medical necessity, the procedure can be covered by insurance.
Yes, it is common for patients to combine these procedures for an overall lifted look in the eyes. This addresses all the effects of aging around the eyes at the same time. During your consultation, your surgeon can help you determine if you are a candidate for both procedures simultaneously.
In determining the cost of an upper blepharoplasty Dallas area inquirers will need to first understand that the procedure is different for each patient because each procedure is tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Dr. Trovato will go over the different upper blepharoplasty procedures and all details pertinent to your specific needs and wants, including the price of your upper eyelid surgery, during your consultation.
An upper blepharoplasty is considered elective or cosmetic surgery and is typically not covered by your health insurance. However, Dr. Trovato does offer upper blepharoplasty payment plans and financing options for your convenience.
You can return to your daily activities within seven to ten days. However, it often takes about two weeks for any bruising and swelling to subside.
After your Dallas Upper Blepharoplasty procedure, it’s vital not to put too much strain on your eyes. It is recommended to limit watching TV, using your computer, or reading from your phone for at least 24-48 hours after your surgery. Instead, you can listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks, but you need to give yourself ample time to heal.
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