Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, was the third most common cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017, which was an increase of more than 26% over the previous year. The reason for these rising numbers is that eyelid surgery is an extraordinarily effective procedure that brightens your face, and your outlook. At Eye Associates of Orange County, Dr. Omar Krad has extensive experience with surgical blepharoplasty, allowing his patients in Mission Viejo, California, to look more alert and see better. To learn more, call or use the online scheduler.
If your upper eyelids are drooping or you have increasing bags under your eyes, it can create a tired look, no matter how well-rested you may be. Aside from always making you look fatigued, drooping eyelids can also interfere with your vision as you age and your skin begins to fold over into your field of vision.
A blepharoplasty effectively remedies these problems. With a blepharoplasty, Dr. Krad corrects sagging upper eyelids, and he can also take care of excessive bags under your eyes or tighten your lower lid if it’s pulling away from your eye.
Dr. Krad performs a blepharoplasty on an outpatient basis, which means you’re free to go home on the same day. Before he begins, he gives you an anesthetic for your comfort, the strength of which you and he determine beforehand. Once you’re settled in, Dr. Krad makes a small incision along the crease of your upper eyelid in order to:
Once he’s finished, he sutures the area back up.
If you opt to have the areas under your eyes addressed as well, Dr. Krad makes an incision along your lower lash line and uses the same technique described above to tighten the area, eliminating excessive bagginess.
When you return home after your surgery, you should expect to take it easy for a couple of days. While a blepharoplasty isn’t a terribly invasive procedure, it’s still surgery and your body needs time to heal properly.
Dr. Krad gives you thorough post-operative instructions, which typically include applying special ointments and changing your dressing. You can have some swelling and bruising after the surgery, which is perfectly normal and gradually clears over the following weeks. Most patients are “public-ready” after 10-14 days, but you’re free to resume your normal routine beforehand.
Everyone heals at their own pace, but most patients enjoy optimal results after 3-4 weeks, allowing them to see more clearly and the world to see them more clearly right back.
If you’d like to learn more about blepharoplasty, please call Eye Associates of Orange County or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.