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Eyelid Surgery FAQ's

The eye area is often the first area to reveal signs of our true age. An eyelid lift (or blepharoplasty) from Plastic Surgery Seattle is the perfect solution for younger-looking eyes. A blepharoplasty is great for removing bags, correcting sagging eyelids, removing excess skin, and minimizing eye wrinkles. Many men and women benefit from this effective procedure.

Common questions about eyelid surgery.

How Long Does the Blepharoplasty Procedure Take?

A routine blepharoplasty generally takes 1 to 1-1/2 hours to complete. Any scars should be almost invisible in 2 weeks, and final eyelid surgery results are noticeable within 2 months. Remember, everyone heals at their own pace. Dr. Gottlieb will discuss your expected recovery progression with you during your confidential eyelid surgery consultation.

What Are the Risks Involved With Blepharoplasty?

At Plastic Surgery Seattle, we strive daily to reduce our patients' degree of risk with blepharoplasty through updated technology, ongoing doctor and staff training, and careful adherence to safety regulations. We take every precaution necessary to make sure each patient is in a safe and sterile environment. Our patients are comforted by Dr. Gottlieb's skill, experience and professionalism and feel good about entrusting their blepharoplasty expectations to us. Dr. Gottlieb will be happy to discuss any risks involved in this procedure during your cosmetic consultation.

Although serious complications are rare following an eyelid lift, potential risks include temporary downward displacement of the lower eyelid, unfavorable healing, excess scar tissue, infection, excess swelling and discoloration, corneal abrasion, anesthesia reaction, tearing, and scarring.

What Happens During a Blepharoplasty Procedure?

During a blepharoplasty procedure at Plastic Surgery Seattle, Dr. Gottlieb will place small incisions around the eyes in facial folds. The doctor then removes the excess eyelid skin, muscle tissue and fat tissue for a firmer, younger appearance. Drooping eyelids and tired, puffy eyes are instantly rejuvenated with the excision of the extra skin and tissue. Depending on your goals, Dr. Gottlieb can perform an upper eyelid excision, or lower eyelid excision, or both if needed.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Removal of excess skin and fatty tissue corrects droopy, sagging eyelids.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Removal of fat deposits and loose skin corrects bags under eyes.

At Plastic Surgery Seattle in Washington, we specialize in amazing blepharoplasty results. Call or email us today to schedule your FREE confidential blepharoplasty consultation.

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