Upper Eyelid Surgery in Atlanta, GA
Over time, the skin of the eyelids can lose its elasticity, causing it to sag and appear loose, giving the eyes an older and tired appearance. Also, starting in one’s 40s, the prominence of the fat pads around the eyes can increase, lending a puffy appearance to the eyes.
Dr. Aaron Fletcher uses cutting-edge techniques in his upper blepharoplasty surgeries in Atlanta to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and take years off your appearance. Read on to find out whether you could benefit from upper blepharoplasty and learn more about the procedure.
The Upper Eyelid Procedure
Upper blepharoplasty, also referred to as upper eyelid surgery, refers to several surgeries targeting the dropping, excess skin of the upper eyelid, as well as the increasingly prominent fat around the eyes. Upper eyelid surgery reduces the hooded appearance of the eyelids that develops with age and restores the natural function of the eyelids, giving the eyes a more youthful appearance.
Although upper blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed on the face, Dr. Fletcher understands that no two pairs of eyes are the same. For this reason, Dr. Fletcher uses his extensive knowledge to develop an individualized plan to meet the needs of his patients and provide the desired results. This knowledge also helps Dr. Fletcher identify whether additional procedures, such as, an eyebrow lift, or a midface or cheek lift, are needed to provide the most esthetically pleasing appearance to the eyes and face.
What To Expect From the Results
As we age, the skin of the eyelids loses its elasticity, causing drooping of the upper eyelid, which can impair vision and obstruct the application of eyeshadow. The upper blepharoplasty procedure reverses these signs of aging, giving the eyes a more rounded appearance and amplifying their youthfulness.
Although results may vary, Dr. Fletcher aims to create a natural appearance to the eyes that appears more youthful and vibrant. In many cases, the results may be subtle while also dramatically improving the look of the eye area.
UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Who Is a Good Candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?
Good candidates for upper blepharoplasty are men and women who have unwanted excess skin above the eyes, as well as an excess of fat along the nasal bridge. Ideal candidates are generally healthy non-smokers who have realistic expectations of the procedure.
As the majority of the signs of aging around the eyes begin to occur in the late 30s to early 40s, many patients who undergo an upper blepharoplasty are over 35. When determining whether you are a candidate, it is important to be honest and forthcoming with any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking, as these factors can impact the results of the procedure.
If you are unsure if you are a candidate for an upper blepharoplasty in Atlanta, make an appointment with Dr. Aaron Fletcher. This will allow you to discuss your concerns, explore your options, and determine if an upper eyelid surgery is right for you.
What To Expect Before, During, and After Your Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure
Before the Procedure
During the initial consultation, Dr. Fletcher will evaluate the upper eyelids and face to determine whether upper eyelid surgery would be an appropriate option. In addition, a review of your medical history will be performed to ensure that the procedure is safe for you. Finally, after a discussion with you, a customized plan will be formulated to provide the best results and achieve the desired youthful, healthy appearance.
During Your Upper Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid surgeries can be performed in the office using local anesthetic or in an operating room, depending on the complexity of the surgery and if any additional procedures are planned. Dr. Fletcher will make an incision along a natural eyelid crease to hide the scar. Using this incision, the excess skin and fat are removed, and the customized plan is performed. The incision is then closed with stitches.
The Recovery Process
During the first few days following the procedure, bruising and swelling should be expected, with the maximum discomfort experienced during this time. Minimizing activity, sleeping with the head elevated, applying cool compresses to the eyes, and taking the medications prescribed will help to reduce these symptoms. The sutures will be removed five to seven days after the upper blepharoplasty surgery.
After the first few weeks, light exercise and activities can resume, but any strenuous exercise should be avoided for two to three weeks. Typically, patients are able to return to work after 10-14 days. Of note, if you wear contacts, you should avoid using them for two weeks after your upper eyelid surgery.
The Cost of an Upper Blepharoplasty in Atlanta
The cost of upper blepharoplasty depends on a number of factors, but the procedure typically ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. However, the surgeon’s experience, the extent of surgery required, any additional procedures, and any associated support staff and surgical fees play a role in determining the overall cost.
Going to an experienced surgeon with expertise in upper eyelid surgery is essential for obtaining the best results. These surgeons are in high demand and often have higher prices. To maintain their expertise in the constantly changing field of medicine, expert surgeons often attend additional training and educational opportunities, which can increase costs.
The overall cost of upper blepharoplasty can vary, depending on the need for additional procedures and the type of anesthesia required. The total cost may include any fees associated with the facility, or the support staff needed during and after the procedure. The costs associated with and financing options for your upper blepharoplasty are explained at the initial consultation to help eliminate any confusion and reduce the stress of undergoing the procedure.
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The eyes play an important role in facial expressions and help to draw attention to the face. However, the effects of aging can prematurely impact your youthful look and give you a tired appearance. Fortunately, blepharoplasty surgery can reverse these signs of aging and give you the younger, more confident look you desire. Dr. Aaron Fletcher is a board-certified head and neck surgeon with expertise in eyelid surgeries. Dr. Fletcher understands the complex anatomy of the eye area and uses his knowledge to give you the best results possible.
If you are unhappy with the look of your eyes, call our office to schedule a consultation at (678) 902-9495 now.
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