If you’re considering Blepharoplasty in Miami, you may be frustrated with droopy eyelid skin, a “tired” frowning appearance, or undereye bags that never seem to go away. 

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is the
surgical fix for these cosmetic issues and more.

So, when will you know if it’s the right time to consider
this correction?

Understanding what the procedure can (and can’t) improve,
plus a few qualifying factors could help you take the next steps to book a
blepharoplasty consultation.

Miami, FL, is home to Dr. Kallman’s cosmetic surgery
practice, Face Miami. He’s specialized in natural-looking interventions and
results, including eyelid surgery for men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.

Here we’ll outline a few considerations for patients seeking
refreshed, rested looking eyes and renewed confidence.

Why Do People Seek Blepharoplasty In Miami?

With age or heredity, eyelid skin stretches, and fat pockets bulge due to lax muscles and skin. Many people find a change in the delicate, thin-skinned eye area is the first noticeable aging effect they see in the mirror.

And they often dislike what they see. Aged eyes can make a person seem older, or more tired than they are. We tend to look directly at people’s eyes when we talk with them, and it’s hard to cover cosmetic issues in this area.

Numerous eye creams and antiaging treatments claim to target wrinkles and fine lines. Still, if the problem is quite noticeable, most people find that nonsurgical options don’t treat the problem effectively.

Blepharoplasty In Miami - What Can It Achieve?

Eyelid “lift” surgery is considered cosmetic. However, it can provide functional benefits as well. It’s designed to remove excess skin and sometimes fat from upper or lower eyelids.

A cosmetic “eye lift” will help smooth the eye area and remove sagging or hooded lids the patient considers unattractive.

Comparatively, upper eyelid ptosis (drooping), surgery raises the position of upper eyelids through excision and muscle/tendon tightening. In the case of extreme ptosis which impairs a person’s vision, Blepharoplasty can be considered functional, and may be partially covered by medical insurance.

The only way to truly tighten loose skin and remove fat is to have a skilled facial surgeon do so through small incisions. The result is a smooth, more toned under eye area, reduced upper eye hooding, a more visible eyelid margin, and defined crease.

The eye area often appears wider, brighter, and younger.

Ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgeons perform this procedure. The key is choosing someone with plenty of blepharoplasty experience whose results appeal to you.

Are You A Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

Now that you know what Miami Blepharoplasty procedures do, are you wondering if you’re a candidate?

The best way to learn what specific treatment will suit you best is to meet your surgeon for an in-person consultation. They’ll custom-tailor feedback and surgical planning to address your particular needs, preferences, and expectations.

You’ll want to be clear on the benefits, requirements for recovery, blepharoplasty cost, pros and cons of the procedure.

Your surgeon will consider factors like overall health, skin and muscle quality, brow shape and position, and your stated goals.

The Following Are Possible Indications That You're Ready For A Blepharoplasty:

  • If you notice you lift your eyebrows to see better, you might consider upper eyelid blepharoplasty. You could also benefit from a brow lift
  • You are age 35 or over
  • You have excess, loose skin hiding your upper lid crease
  • Loose eyelid skin impairs your vision
  • ‘Puffy’ upper lids that make you look tired or ‘sad’
  • You see fine, lower eyelid wrinkles
  • Undereye ‘bags’ or circles cast a shadow
  • ‘Hooded’ upper eyelids, or a monolid with no defined crease

How is a Blepharoplasty Performed?

This surgery is carried out under IV sedation in many cases. Using local anesthetic to numb the area and medication to sedate them, the patient avoids lingering effects of a general anaesthetic.

Your treatment areas will be marked beforehand while you’re sitting in front of your surgeon. You may plan adjustments to the upper eyelids, lower, or both together.

The entire process may take as little as 45 minutes.

Eyelid surgery can involve fat removal where there are protruding fat pads, or some of that fat can be repositioned to create a fuller look where volume is depleted.

Depending on your aesthetic needs, a browpexy to lift the central eyebrow region may be done through the upper eyelid incision.

Incisions are very fine, and the resulting scars are often nearly invisible once healed.

Do You Need a Functional Blephoraplasty?

This type of Blepharoplasty is done for practical, medical reasons.

A functional eye lift will remove loose skin from your upper eyelids if they impair your vision during daily tasks, like driving. Some people with ptosis find it difficult to wear contacts or glasses too.

Typically, the patient’s previously functional eyelids have drooped with age, and the tendons that lift the lids must be tightened to restore function.

There can be a cosmetic improvement along with the functional benefits, though this is not the primary goal.

Additional Considerations:

  • You should be in good health, with adequate skin tone/elasticity
  • Non-smokers have the best chance of healing quickly, without complications
  • You should be concerned with the eyelids alone (improving surrounding tissue and the rest of the face will require a more comprehensive treatment plan
  • A positive, realistic attitude is ideal for those considering blepharoplasty. The aging process continues after any cosmetic surgery, so at some point, you might consider additional treatments

You Might Not Be A Candidate For Blepharoplasty If:

 

If you have pre-existing medical conditions, you might not be ready to undergo elective surgery. Each specific case and circumstances are considered, so please let your plastic surgeon know about any conditions you have and medication you take.Your treatment areas will be marked beforehand while you’re sitting in front of your surgeon. You may plan adjustments to the upper eyelids, lower, or both together.

The entire process may take as little as 45 minutes.

Eyelid surgery can involve fat removal where there are protruding fat pads, or some of that fat can be repositioned to create a fuller look where volume is depleted.

Depending on your aesthetic needs, a browpexy to lift the central eyebrow region may be done through the upper eyelid incision.

Incisions are very fine, and the resulting scars are often nearly invisible once healed.

Blepharoplasty in miami - your next steps

You’re welcome to schedule your private consultation with one of Miami’s leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Kallman has over 27 years of expertise in Aesthetic, Cosmetic, and Board-Certified Plastic Surgery. He understands the subtlety and artistry of personalized eyelid surgery and the many transformational benefits it has for his patients.

This procedure boasts a high satisfaction rate and incredibly fast recovery. We’re happy to answer your questions, and we welcome you to call or write to us today. Discover for yourself how eyelid surgery could change how you feel about your appearance.

DR. BRANDON KALLMAN

Face Miami’s Dr. Brandon Kallman, MD. brings over 27 years of experience as an Aesthetic, Cosmetic, and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to his prestigious practice. Miami men and women trust his extensive expertise in a diverse range of facial cosmetic procedures, and he’s renowned as a rhinoplasty specialist.

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