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Blepharoplasty in Pittsburgh and Wexford at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Has the passage of time brought changes to the skin around your eyes? Sagging skin, puffy fat deposits, and fine lines in the upper and lower eyelids can dull your sparkle. The procedure known as blepharoplasty focuses on reducing excess tissue and smoothing away puffiness or hollows in the upper or lower eyelids to restore a more youthful, alert, open gaze. Specializing in cosmetic procedures of the face and body, our board-certified plastic surgeons are recognized for their deft surgical skill, years of experience, and individualized care model. Schedule your consultation today, and learn why we’ve developed a reputation for delivering exceptional care and confidence-inspiring outcomes to patients from Pittsburgh, Wexford, and beyond.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

At Aesthetics Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh Blepharoplasty, sometimes referred to as eyelid surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure that focuses on refreshing the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids—or both. By skillfully addressing concerns such as excess skin, puffiness, or fat deposits that may detract from the eyes' natural beauty as the tissues in this delicate area age, blepharoplasty offers a revitalizing touch. Through meticulous incisions and precise adjustments, our skilled surgeons design bespoke approaches to create a more youthful, alert, and harmonious look.

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What are the benefits of Blepharoplasty?

The results of blepharoplasty are subtle yet impactful, helping to refresh the appearance of the entire face and highlight the beauty of your eyes. Individuals wishing to address signs of sagging, bags, or wrinkles above or below the eyes may benefit from upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both. For people who have experienced reduced field of vision or physical discomfort due to sagging skin, a lower eyelid that turns inward (entropion), or a lower eyelid that turns outward (ectropion), blepharoplasty can provide functional as well as cosmetic benefits.

Upper Blepharoplasty Benefits

Upper blepharoplasty primarily targets the upper eyelids. It addresses concerns such as:

  • Drooping or Sagging Skin: Reduces excess skin that may hang over the upper eyelids, creating a heavy or hooded appearance.
  • Puffy or Bulging Fat Deposits: Reduces or repositions fat deposits that cause puffiness or bags above the eyes.
  • Firmer Eyelids: Tightens muscles and tissues to create a more youthful and alert look.

Lower Blepharoplasty Benefits

Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the lower eyelids and is beneficial for:

  • Under-Eye Bags: Removes or repositions fat deposits or tissues that create a bulging or baggy appearance beneath the eyes.
  • Excess Skin: Eliminates and smoothes out loose or wrinkled skin in the lower eyelid area.
  • Improved Contour: Smoothes out the transition between the lower eyelids and cheeks for a more refreshed appearance.
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Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

Ready to learn about your options for rejuvenating your eyes and restoring your most confident appearance? Get started by scheduling your consultation with one of our leading plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh. Conveniently located to serve patients from Pittsburgh, Wexford, and beyond, our team has a reputation for excellence developed over decades of experience, always staying at the forefront of aesthetic care. Schedule a consultation with our experienced surgeons, who will listen to your goals, guide you through your options, and tailor a customized plan to unveil the vibrant and youthful gaze you desire. Your journey to captivating, revitalized eyes begins here.

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Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. For upper blepharoplasty, incisions are made along the natural creases of the eyelids, allowing the surgeon to access and remove excess skin, adjust muscles, and reposition or remove fat deposits. For lower blepharoplasty, incisions are often made just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival), enabling the surgeon to address fat deposits or excess skin. The incisions are meticulously closed with fine sutures or surgical adhesive, ensuring minimal scarring and promoting optimal healing.

More Than Meets the Eye

Blepharoplasty Results

Blepharoplasty helps to reduce sagging or hooded upper eyelids, sculpt smoother lower eyelids without puffiness or bags, and create a more rested, rejuvenated overall look. Many individuals experience increased confidence and satisfaction with their appearance post-surgery, feeling more comfortable and positive about their appearance. In some cases, if sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs vision, blepharoplasty can improve sight by removing this excess tissue. Typically, the benefits of blepharoplasty are enduring, and although the eyes will continue to age naturally, the improvement from the surgery tends to be long-term. Taking care of your skin, wearing sunscreen, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the procedure's results.

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Blepharoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

After a Blepharoplasty Pittsburgh patients can resume light activities within a few days to a week after surgery. Swelling and bruising typically peak in the first few days and then gradually subside. Right after the procedure, there may be some swelling, bruising, discomfort, and possibly blurred vision. Cold compresses and prescribed medication can help manage these symptoms. Between two and four weeks post-procedure, the most noticeable swelling and bruising should diminish significantly. We will check your healing at post-operative visits. Our commitment to patient-centered care includes attentive support throughout the recovery process to pave the way to excellent results.

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Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Our surgeons use precise incision techniques along the natural creases of the eyelids for upper blepharoplasty or hidden within the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach). This helps to conceal scars within the natural contours of the eyes. The fine lines created by the incisions tend to heal well and fade to become virtually undetectable. To minimize the risk of noticeable scarring, you should carefully follow all aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon and reach out whenever you have questions or need additional support.

Blepharoplasty primarily focuses on rejuvenating the eyelids by addressing excess skin, fat, or muscle, improving the appearance of the upper face. In contrast, a brow lift targets the forehead and eyebrow region, lifting and repositioning the brow to correct sagging or drooping, smoothing forehead wrinkles, and reducing the appearance of frown lines. While both procedures can rejuvenate the upper face, a brow lift primarily addresses concerns related to the brow position and forehead, while blepharoplasty concentrates on enhancing the appearance of the eyelids and surrounding areas. Our surgeons can assess your facial anatomy and skin quality to recommend tailored treatment plans.

You might be a candidate for blepharoplasty if you have concerns about sagging or drooping eyelids, excess skin, puffiness, or bags around the eyes that affect your appearance or your vision. Ideal candidates are generally healthy and have realistic expectations about the procedure's outcome. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will help determine if blepharoplasty is suitable for addressing your specific eyelid concerns.

Insurance will not cover blepharoplasty that is performed for cosmetic reasons. In cases where sagging skin leads to vision obstruction or other medical symptoms, the procedure may be eligible for coverage. If you believe that sagging eyelid skin is causing you vision problems or discomfort, we will recommend that you consult an ophthalmologist to determine the medical necessity of blepharoplasty and check for other health problems that could be affecting your vision.

Asian blepharoplasty, often referred to as "double eyelid surgery," is a cosmetic procedure aimed at creating a supratarsal crease in the upper eyelid of individuals of Asian descent who typically have a single eyelid without a natural crease. The surgery involves the creation of a defined upper eyelid fold or crease. For individuals in this category, we focus on enhancing the eyelid contours without compromising the unique beauty of your ethnic heritage.

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