Treatment For Natural Looking More Youthful Eyes
Eyes are one of the most important features of your facial appearance and attractiveness. Loose skin over or under your eyes can make you look tired, sad, not alert and older than you are. That’s why blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for both men and women. Fortunately, you can get help for your droopy, baggy eyes from Dr. Roxana Barad. She is a board certified Oculopastic Surgeon and has been helping people with eyelid concerns for over 20 years.
Harvard-trained; Dr. Barad has extensive advanced knowledge regarding eyelid rejuvenation and has performed hundreds of blepharoplasty surgeries. She is also an expert on non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation using today’s injectables and fillers.
Causes of Baggy Eyelids
Heredity, age related changes such as loss of skin elasticity and stretched skin, sun damage, and smoking all contribute to changes in eyelid skin, muscle, and fat deposits that result in baggy eyelids.
With age, in particular, your eyelid skin stretches and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat and skin may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes also can impair your vision.
Surgical Procedure Doesn’t Require Hospital Stay or General Anesthesia
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscles and fat. During the procedure, the Dr. Barad makes incisions along the natural folds in the skin so that as they heal, they become difficult or impossible to see.
The procedure typically takes anywhere between one and two hours and is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgery is done at our state-of-the-art surgical center.
Post surgery, the eye area may be bruised and swollen for about two weeks and there may be mild aching or burning. These symptoms can usually be controlled simply with cold compresses, upright positioning and mild analgesics such as Tylenol.
Dr. Barad and the team at the Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center review the procedure, pre-op and post-op concerns extensively with you during your consultation. Our goal is to provide you the look you desire as safely and painlessly as possible.
Functional vs. Cosmetic Surgery
Eyelid problems are common, even in younger people. Correcting eyelid problems that interfere with your vision is considered functional surgery and may be covered by insurance. However, when eyelid surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, it is not covered by insurance. Sometimes the eyelid surgery may be partially covered, for the functional component, but not the cosmetic intent. We will be happy to answer your specific questions.