What is Blepharoplasty?
As the skin around the eyes ages, it appears less firm and may even begin to sag. This results in eyes that appear older and more tired. Sometimes these drooping eyelids can even interfere with a patient's vision. Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is an elective procedure where any excess skin, muscle, and fat is removed from the eyelids in order to make the eyes look younger and less tired. Good candidates for an eyelid lift in Napa, CA, have significant bags or droops on their upper eyelids or under their eyes, do not smoke, are in good general health, and have realistic expectations about what the surgery can accomplish for their aesthetic and vision goals. Discuss your candidacy with a board-certified ophthalmologist at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley today.
What Are The Benefits of An Eyelid Lift?
If you're looking into getting blepharoplasty in Napa, CA, there are a variety of benefits. For starters, an eyelid lift can drastically help with vision impairment due to drooping eyelids. Additionally, it has the added benefit of helping the eyes look more youthful, and you may even look more alert and awake. Some other common benefits include:
- Reduced bags under the eyes
- Reduced irritation from folds rubbing together
- Reduced dark circles under the eyes
- Reduction of some wrinkles
Who is an ideal candidate for an eyelid lift?
The ideal candidates for eyelift treatment in Napa, CA, have sagging upper eyelids caused by skin losing elasticity due to aging. For some patients, this drooping on their upper eyelids may even impair their vision. Candidates for blepharoplasty may seek to freshen their appearance by making their eyes look more alert and youthful. Patients with significant bags under their eyes may have an under-eye lift. It is important that candidates for blepharoplasty understand what the surgery can realistically accomplish and discuss all the possible risks and benefits with their eyelid lift surgeon. Candidates should be in good general health and not suffer from any other significant ocular conditions.
What to expect with Blepharoplasty
Prior to eyelid lift surgery, patients will have to have a full consultation with their surgeon to discuss their goals for surgery, any medications they may be taking, and realistic expectations for what the surgery can achieve. The eyelid surgeon will likely need to perform a physical exam to look at the eyes and the skin around them. Blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley. As vision may be impaired due to swelling around the eyes, patients undergoing blepharoplasty will require a ride home and several days to recover directly following surgery. In the weeks following surgery, the patient will be closely monitored by the surgical team for signs of complications.
What Is Eyelid Lift Surgery Recovery Like?
Blepharoplasty recovery lasts a few weeks, with results becoming visible a few months following the surgery. Immediately after your surgery, some swelling, bruising, and redness are normal. It is important to keep your eyelids clean and to avoid rubbing your eyes. Your surgical team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your optimal healing. You may require 2 – 3 weeks before you can return to work and your normal activities.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"Cataracts - Appears to have all the latest tech equipment that is necessary tomeasure my eyes and make recommendations to do the surgery...More appointments scheduled...time will tell 😊"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 17, 2019
"Dr Bosetti preformed Cataract surgery on both my eyes recently. I am a retired architect and my vision became cloudy to the point I had trouble driving at night because of the glare and was easily blinded by contrasting bright sunlight and deep shadow. Dr Bosetti diagnosed cataracts in both eyes and recommended lens transplants. He was thorough in testing, clearly answered all questions. The surgery was a overwhelming success. I highly recommend him . "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 22, 2019
"My eyes are in good hands - Dr. Bosetti likes to joke with me at the start of the visit but when he gets down to business he gets very serious and I can tell he really cares about my health. When I needed cataract surgery he explained all of the options to me, and provided his recommendation--not the most expensive option, the one that he thought was right for me!! I followed his advice and the results were great. Very grateful for my improved sight."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 12, 2016
"Five Stars - Dr Bosetti is the best eye doctor!! He and his staff are very professional and helpful. He is observant and funny and friendly, and just a great listener and all-around guy. I am so grateful to have him looking out for my vision. (hah! get it?) Seriously, though--I recommend him highly. He always does what is best for me in terms of treatment options for my eyes, and is careful to explain to me all the pros and cons of different methods, so I can make an informed decision."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 15, 2012
"Appears to have all the latest tech equipment that is necessary tomeasure my eyes and make recommendations to do the surgery...More appointments scheduled...time will tell 😊"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 17, 2019
Eyelid Lift FAQ
What should I not do after an eyelid lift?
It's important that you do not rub or put pressure on your eyes for about a week after your surgery. Other things you should avoid for about 10 days or until otherwise instructed by your doctor include:
- Dying your hair
- Perming your hair
- Bending over
- Strenuous activities (like biking, weight lifting, and more)
Where are the incisions made for the upper blepharoplasty?
In most cases, blepharoplasty incisions are made in the crease of the eyelid. There are some cases where the incision will extend a bit outside of the eyelid and into the crow's feet crease.
Will eyelid surgery remove crow's feet?
As the skin tightens with your blepharoplasty, you may notice that some wrinkles go away. However, it will not likely minimize all wrinkles.
More Lifted Eyelids with Blepharoplasty
If your eyelids have begun to impair your vision and you feel your eyes look tired, contact our Napa, CA practice to schedule a consultation with a board-certified ophthalmologist. Our practice is dedicated to creating the safest, most optimal patient experience with the most ideal surgical outcome. For your best vision with eyes that appear more youthful and alert, consider blepharoplasty at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley.