WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Dr. Zamora and his team of KYMA eyelid surgery experts are skilled in handling all types of blepharoplasty cases.
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty surgery) helps to improve the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Zamora’s work helps to create a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Blepharoplasty can be both a functional or cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper or lower eyelid by the removal of fat and/or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by the reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both the upper and lower lids. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with younger, firmer eye area.
When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, Dr. Zamora and his team of KYMA eyelid surgery experts perform upper eyelid blepharoplasty to improve peripheral vision. For patients with a less severe amount of excess skin, Dr. Zamora may suggest a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always done for cosmetic reasons, to improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of skin. Sometimes your insurance company can cover eyelid surgery, if it can be determined that it interferes with your vision. Please call our office anytime and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our team at KYMA will assist you with all of the information you need for exceptional results with your blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Zamora will address all of your concerns ahead of time and discuss what your desired results are. He will also explain his techniques and anesthesia options.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Zamora recommends you discontinue the use of products containing aspirin, garlic, ginseng, green tea and vitamin E for two weeks, as they may increase the risk of bruising.
Dr. Zamora and expert his team can perform your eyelid lift procedure very simply as an outpatient procedure.
Blepharoplasty is performed through incisions made along the skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids, or from inside the surface of the lower eyelid. Working through these incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very precise stitches.
Post Treatment Information
Dr. Zamora or someone from his team will check in with you after your surgery. It is normal for your eyelids to feel a bit tight or sore after the procedure. Minor discomfort can be treated with over the counter Tylenol. However, if you pain is unbearable, please call our office immediately.
Initial swelling and bruising can take one to two weeks to lessen. However, full results will not be seen for several months. Bruising can vary from one person to another and it may reach it’s peak during the first week. Dr. Zamora reminds each of his patients that healing from a blepharoplasty procedure is a gradual process but that the end result is exceptional. He will provide detailed care instructions and is always happy to answer any questions you may have about your procedure.