What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as an eye-tuck, eye lift, or simply eyelid surgery, is a procedure designed to target the “bags” or “hooding” around the eyes that can make a person look and feel older.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
There are many different methods to perform eyelid rejuvenation and this may cause patients some confusion. Dr. Saunders is an expert in plastic surgery and performs all types of eye-tuck operations. After consulting with the patient, Dr. Saunders will discuss which technique will give the best results. Some physicians may claim one surgical procedure is the only way to do it. This is simply not true as each patient is unique and the operation is tailored to them and their needs. The cosmetic surgery results after eye-lifts tend to be long lasting, safe and proven effective.
Dr. Saunders closely evaluates and examines the entire eyelid area and the surrounding face. The best results are achieved by maintaining facial balance and maximizing a natural appearance. Over done looks are avoided by this careful and meticulous approach.
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How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty surgery involves small incisions in the eyelid creases. It is very important to understand that these incisions are extremely “privileged” meaning that they fade extremely well, probably better than any other place on the body. Dr. Saunders uses the incision to either remove or reposition fat, adjacent skin and tissue. The incisions are closed and recovery begins.
Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?
There is insignificant or minimal pain during recovery. Significant bruising and swelling should be expected to last for 5-14 days. This surgery is done on an out-patient basis so recovery is done at home.
It is important that patients have realistic expectations of what an eye-tuck or eye lift can offer. The aging process will continue and nothing is permanent. However, the results tend to be long-lasting, safe and proven. Dr. Saunders believes it is one of the best cosmetic operations available.
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Dr. Saunders performs this surgery in his state of the art cosmetic surgery center located in Chadds Ford, PA.
Dr. Saunders is the author of ‘The Tricky Fountain of Youth: Understanding Cosmetic Surgery’ and ‘A Woman’s Guide to the “Real-Reality” of Cosmetic Surgery’. In his books, Dr. Saunders sorts through a myriad of plastic surgery information in an easy to read and informative manner. Dr. Saunders presents cosmetic surgery topics that focus on realistic options, realistic recovery, and realistic results. Both are a must read if you are considering cosmetic surgery.