Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery in Northern VA
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of your eyelids by removing excess, wrinkled or aged skin.
Droopy eyelids are the result of factors such as age, sun exposure or genetics. This cosmetic procedure can be addressed by a skilled plastic surgeon. Find the best blepharoplasty Northern VA and make the change you’ve been meaning to do.
“I had upper eyelids that were a little droopy which made me look very stern. After my eyelid lift, my eyes are much more feminine and my face has a happier more approachable look to it. I can't thank Dr. Feledy and his staff enough. Best decision ever!” - N.G.*
Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery faqs
1) What is eyelid lift surgery?
An eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty is a procedure to address:
- Puffy bags beneath your eyes
- Sagging or hooded upper eyelids
- Eyelid skin that is excessive
- Physical obstruction to your vision
2) Why do people get an eyelid lift surgery?
The results you’ll get from an eyelid surgery will create a change in your appearance making you look younger. It’s remarkable what one decision can lead you to an improved quality of life and more self-confidence. An eyelid lift can be combined with brow lift and neck lift surgeries and be performed simultaneously. Dr. Feledy has more than 20 years of experience performing eyelid surgery Northern VA area patients routinely praise.
3) Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Anyone can be a candidate for blepharoplasty as long as they do not smoke and in good health. Most patients tend to be above the age of 35 since this is when sagging or drooping eyelids begins to be a problem.
4) Is the eyelid lift surgery safe?
Yes, an eyelid lift surgery is safe. The risks associated with eyelid surgery include injury to the facial nerves, infection, bleeding, and potential scarring. Dr. Feledy and his staff take every precaution to minimize any risks. You may be required to see your optometrist and get a complete a visual eye exam before you undergo your eyelid surgery.
5) What happens during the surgery?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that typically takes up to two hours under IV sedation. Dr. Feledy begins by making an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid to ensure that the scars will be as invisible as possible. He removes excess skin, muscle and fat before closing the incisions.
6) What should I expect after surgery?
You will receive a lubricating ointment to protect your eyes from damage and, especially, dryness. The initial redness and numbness usually passes after several days. Swelling and bruising can be experienced for up to two weeks after surgery. Dr. Feledy can prescribe medication to deal with any discomfort.
7) When will I see the results?
It takes between one to two months to fully recovered from an eyelid surgery when your new look should be evident. Your scar should be nearly invisible thanks to the targeted nature of the incisions. Your eyelids should appear smoother and firmer.
What to expect in your consultation:
If you are thinking about getting eye lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Feledy in our Chevy Chase, Maryland, which serves the greater DC area or our Northern VA office in Stafford, Virginia. In your consultation, Dr. Feledy will discuss what you would like to achieve with your eyelid lift, give you a thoroughly examination in relation to the procedure, and review his recommendations.
Belmont Plastic Surgery will answer all your questions you have regarding the surgery and its financing implications. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of best Northern VA plastic surgeons. Dr. Feledy has earned a reputation by performing an industry leading eyelid lift Stafford VA residents have regularly recommended him for.
A person’s eyes are the window to their emotions and feelings. They say a lot about a person and are a special feature many individuals correctly value a lot. They are the most looked at portion of your body and any surgical procedure related to them must be performed with extraordinary care. Dr. Jules Feledy
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