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Upper Blepharoplasty

Dr. Abbott performs upper blepharoplasty in Dallas. She utilizes cutting-edge surgical techniques to reverse the signs of aging in your upper eyelids, making you look alert and youthful.

Aging of the Upper Eyelids

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes less resilient. Gravity sets in, the upper eyelids gradually start sagging and the eyelid skin stretches. This can lead to sagging folds of skin that obstruct your peripheral vision. Some individuals also suffer from ptosis, a relatively common condition where the levator muscle of the upper eyelid becomes detached, causing the eyelid position to descend below its usual position and sometimes cover the pupil, thus obstructing vision. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair when indicated can help with these problems.

woman during consultation for upper blepharoplasty in Dallas

What is Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery or upper eyelid lift, is an oculofacial cosmetic surgery focused on the upper eyelids. The procedure involves making strategic incisions on the natural creases of the upper eyelids to remove excess skin tissues and fat deposits. Upper eyelid surgery can reverse the effects of aging on the eyelids, making your eyes look more alert. Dr. Abbott customizes upper blepharoplasty in Dallas to your unique conditions and requirements.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Corrects:

  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Baggy upper eyelids
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • Reduced peripheral vision

Benefits of Upper Blepharoplasty:

  • Makes you look more alert and awake
  • Improves peripheral vision
  • Reverses the signs of aging on the eyelids
  • Corrects the drooping and sagging appearance
  • Incisions are concealed within the creases

Candidates for Upper Blepharoplasty:

  • Have unwanted signs of aging on the upper eyelids
  • Have vision impairments caused by ptosis
  • Want to make the eyes look more youthful
  • Are in generally good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking a few weeks before and after surgery
  • Don’t have serious medical eye conditions
  • Don’t have underlying health conditions that preclude surgery
  • Don’t have severe dry eyes, which can be worsened after an eyelid lift
woman after upper blepharoplasty in Dallas

The Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center under “twilight” anesthesia. Either way, local anesthesia is administered and the surgery is painless. After administering local anesthesia, Dr. Abbott will make a small incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelids to hide the scar. She will carefully trim excess skin and remove medial fat deposits from the upper eyelids, after which the two ends of the skin are sutured. Upper blepharoplasty in Dallas takes approximately 60-80 minutes.

The Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery

The recovery process after upper blepharoplasty can take around 2-6 weeks with improvements noted for up to 6 months. Common side effects include mild bruising and swelling but recovery is typically pain free. Most activities can be resumed within one week, but we usually recommend avoiding strenuous workouts for 2-4 weeks. Contact lens wear should be avoided for 2 weeks; eyelid makeup can be worn 10-14 days after surgery. The rest of your makeup may be worn even the next day after surgery as long as care is taken to keep the surgical incisions clean. Following these instructions should help you quickly and safely recover from your upper blepharoplasty.

Upper Blepharoplasty FAQs

What are the side effects of upper blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty is extremely safe, but you can expect mild bruising, swelling, redness, tightness around the eyes, increased sensitivity to light, and/or dry eyes. The risk of infections is rare, especially when performed by a reliable and reputable surgeon. Dr. Abbott takes all necessary precautions to prevent infections before upper blepharoplasty in Dallas.

How can I ensure optimal recovery?

Rest is important—get enough sleep and rest your eyes when tired. During recovery, you must keep your face clean and avoid getting any water, soap, or other substances in or around the eyes. You should also skip strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting, for four weeks after the procedure. Additionally, protect your eyes from direct sunlight and wear sunglasses when out and about. Following these simple steps will ensure your recovery is smooth and successful.

When can I return to work?

Recovery time after this procedure varies from person to person, but most people can generally return to work within one to two weeks after their surgery. However, if your work involves strenuous physical activities, you may need around four weeks of downtime. Your doctor will provide more specific guidance on when you can return to work following your procedure.

Are there scars after upper blepharoplasty?

Dr. Abbott hides the incisions within the eyelid’s natural contours, making them hardly noticeable once healed. Once the redness from the incision fades away after a few weeks, the scar will be virtually invisible.

Is the procedure painful?

Your upper eyelids are numbed using local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during upper blepharoplasty in Dallas. At most, you may feel mild discomfort when the anesthetic needle first enters your skin, but the numbing effect will be immediate. Following surgery, there may be some minor itching and tenderness, but these sensations usually dissipate within a few days.

Contact Dr. Abbott

Dr. Abbott is a Fellowship-Trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon and Board-Certified Ophthalmologist. She uses advanced technologies and treatments tailored to fit each patient’s needs. With her extensive experience and keen aesthetic instincts, you can trust Dr. Abbott for a successful upper blepharoplasty.

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