Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Jacksonville, FL
You look tired on the outside, but feel great on the inside. Chances are the problem isn’t your facial expression, it’s the way the eyelids hang over your eyes causing that weary look. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Obi, Dr. John Obi, can help with blepharoplasty for men and women in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach and surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, referred to as an eyelid lift, is performed at Jacksonville Plastic Surgery by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Obi. The eyelid lift procedure is done to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle, from the upper and lower eyelids. It’s performed at our on on-site surgical facility, on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation, and is usually completed within 1 to 2 hours. Jacksonville Plastic Surgery Center is an accredited ambulatory surgery center.
What are the Benefits of a Blepharoplasty?
The decision to have blepharoplasty is a very personal one and some of the most common benefits include:
- Correcting drooping upper lids
- Correcting puffy bags below the eyes
- Enhancing the youthfulness of the face
- Improving vision hindered by sagging skin around the eyes
- Adding an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes
Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, in addition to giving your face a more alert and youthful look. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift. Many people find the eyelid lift procedure to be a most rewarding and beneficial experience.
What Happens During a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Eyelid lift surgery involves making incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Bear in mind, blepharoplasty will not remove crow’s feet. The skin is then separated from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, excess fat is removed, and often sagging skin and muscle is trimmed. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be performed if you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but do not need to have any skin removed. In this procedure, the incision is made on the inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. It is usually performed on younger patients with thicker, more elastic skin.
There are risks involved with any surgical procedure and the specific risks and restrictions after surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation with Dr. John Obi. Before the surgery, patients are advised to avoid smoking and taking any medications (aspirin, Vitamin E, etc.) that may affect bleeding.
What is the Downtime of a Blepharoplasty?
There are physical restrictions immediately following the surgery. Patients are usually able to return to limited activity within a week and full physical activity within three weeks.
If You Look Good, You Feel Good. Schedule Your Consultation Today.
Few people recognize the effects of sagging eyelids, but the issue is common among men and women in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach and surrounding areas of Florida. Contact Jacksonville Plastic Surgery today to schedule a complimentary aesthetic consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Obi, to learn more about blepharoplasty.