SF Eyelid Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Bermudez
A tired, aged, or angry facial appearance can be improved with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). At our cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can reduce the appearance of drooping upper eyelids and puffiness under the eyes with this effective procedure. Eyelid surgery can make your entire face look younger and more vibrant. Read on to learn more about eyelid surgery with Dr. Bermudez.
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- The Procedure
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, entails the removal of excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This serves to correct a number of aesthetic imperfections of the eyes, including puffiness and droopiness. These common problems not only make you look tired or unhappy, they can even interfere with your vision. One thing to note: Although eyelid surgery can help make the entire face look younger and more refreshed, it is not designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles or crow's feet. However, when performed in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox or laser skin resurfacing, blepharoplasty can provide a more enhanced makeover and a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Contact our plastic surgery offices for more information on this effective, minimally invasive procedure.
Imperfections around the eyes such as bagginess and puffiness can be addressed with either upper or lower eyelid surgery, or both, by our blepharoplasty physician in San Francisco. The procedures can be performed separately or in one surgery.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin that is affecting vision or giving you a tired appearance is trimmed away by our cosmetic surgeon. The remaining skin is lifted and reattached to provide a more rejuvenated look. Incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid, so any visible scarring should be minimal. The procedure can be performed while the eyelid surgery San Francisco patient is under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia may also be used.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids is performed to remove fat deposits and extra skin, with focus on bags underneath the eyes. In performing lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez makes an incision discreetly under the lower eyelashes and removes excess fat, muscle, and skin. The procedure makes the skin smoother and firmer, leaving it with a much younger-looking surface. Lower eyelid surgery is also typically performed using local anesthesia.
Upper and/or lower eyelid surgery generally takes from one to three hours per procedure, depending on the extent of surgery.
After your eyelid surgery is complete, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will most likely lubricate your eyes with ointment. Any residual pain and discomfort can be controlled with medication. Some bruising and swelling should be expected for the first two weeks after the procedure. You may also experience tearing, light sensitivity, and temporary blurring or double vision. Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines after about 10 days.
Although blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery, as with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks involved. These risks include:
- A drooping effect of the lower lid
- Blood accumulation under the skin
- Retinal detachment
- Difficulty keeping eyes closed while sleeping
- Reaction to local anesthesia
You and Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will weigh all the risks and benefits of eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at your initial consultation here in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the consultation, Dr. Bermudez will explain all aspects of the procedure, and you can determine if it is right for you.
Eyelid surgery can restore a pleasant expression on your entire face, as well as correct longstanding imperfections around your eyes. Some of eyelid surgery's major benefits include:
- More alert, youthful appearance
- Reduction of bagginess and puffiness
- Better vision
- Increased self-confidence
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is highly skilled in performing eyelid surgery procedures, and he has made it one of the focal points of his practice.
Contact Our Blepharoplasty Surgeon
Eyelid surgery is an effective way of providing a dramatic improvement to signs of aging and stress in the areas surrounding the eyes. It can also be combined with procedures that address the signs of aging in the lower face, such as neck lift and facelift. Other procedures that can be combined with eyelid surgery include brow lift and facial implants. To schedule an appointment for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), please contact the offices of Kenneth Bermudez, MD, today. Our plastic surgeon looks forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.