How Long Does Blepharoplasty Last?
Cosmetic surgery in the hands of a skilled practitioner can seem to dial back years off your face. A blepharoplasty in Miami works wonders for tired, sad, or angry-looking eyes and can brighten a person’s whole appearance.
Realistic expectations are essential, and Blepharoplasty is no exception. However, the benefits of this eyelid-smoothing treatment happen to be long-lasting.
This may explain why it remains such a satisfying procedure and a top choice for men and women.
Before planning yours, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons, including how long you can expect to enjoy your results.
Time always marches on, and our faces inevitably show it, but there are a few powerful tools plastic surgeons like Dr. Kallman use to combat unwanted signs of aging.
Here, we’ll outline what a Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can do for you.
What Makes Blepharoplasty In Miami So Popular?
As we age, skin loses hydration and elasticity, causing fine
lines and sagging. Our eyelids can be particularly vulnerable to these natural changes, and hooded eyes or undereye bags are hereditary for many.
The tiny muscles surrounding your eyes help hold back the
underlying fat pads, creating a firm, smooth surface. When skin thins and muscles stretch, sagging
and drooping in the upper and lower lids occur. For many men and women, this is the first sign of age they notice.
Eyelid ptosis (drooping) can present a functional problem,
as well. If the upper eyelid skin lowers to the point that vision is negatively affected, eyelid surgery to correct ptosis may be advised.
The excision of skin and tissue tightening required for the
delicate eye area is subtle. Through small incisions, a minimal amount of skin or fat removal will have a significant impact.
It took many years in most cases for that noticeable
drooping to show up. Once a small section of skin excess is reduced, changes are dramatically reversed and can last an exceptionally long time.
Any fat removed will not grow back in that spot, and bags under the eyes or severe hooding doesn’t usually reappear either. This is a case where intricate changes create lasting effects with a relatively minimally invasive procedure. No wonder patients love it!
Are You A Candidate? Choose The Right Procedure For You
Blepharoplasty can remove excess eyelid skin and fat pads
contributing to upper or lower lid sagging.
Candidates will have a few things in common:
- Extra skin on upper or lower eyelids
- Difficulty applying eyeshadow and liner due to
- Puffy, protruding under eyes
- A chronically tired or angry appearance
might be developing horizontal forehead lines. Sometimes, people think they need a blepharoplasty when, in fact, a brow lift will address stretched, lowered eyebrow position. Or they seek a consultation for a browlift and discover that their eyelid skin itself is sagging while the brows are positioned ideally.
A consultation helps pinpoint the exact cause of your
concerns and will reveal one or more options to improve them.
Cosmetic surgery candidates should be healthy, non-smokers,
and have realistic expectations for the possible outcomes.
Understand How A Miami Blepharoplasty Works
During Blepharoplasty in Miami, excess skin will be removed from your upper eyelids, lower, or both. In some cases, lower Blepharoplasty can be performed through the transconjunctival route, which means a small incision on the inside of lower lid allows access to remove fat with no external scar. This option suits those with good elasticity and no excess skin under the eye.
MAC IV sedation allows the treatment area to be numbed, and the patient sedated without the use of general anesthetic. Dr. Kallman often uses this approach, and the process can take as little as 45 minutes.
Treatment areas are marked while you’re sitting up before surgery to ensure the most natural adjustments are made. Incisions can be placed in the upper eyelid crease or under the lower lashes, where they blend in well.
In some cases, removing or repositioning eyelid fat helps restore volume depletion or reduce a puffy appearance.
How Long Will Results of Your Eyelid Surgery Last?
Most people see dramatic and pleasing results shortly after their Blepharoplasty In Miami. There’s no doubt a small change in the eyelids can be very satisfying. However, you’ll want to see the benefits for many years to come.
Thankfully, Blepharoplasty before and afters even ten years later often show consistent results.
Once skin is removed it doesn’t grow back, and daily care reduces significant stretching. You will, of course, continue to age. Fine lines, crow’s feet, and other concerns can be treated with lasers, cosmeceutical skincare, and dermal fillers.
Other facial areas may continue to sag as well, so some patients schedule a brow lift or facelift after Blepharoplasty.
If you wish to target multiple issues at once, Blepharoplasty can be combined with other treatments in many cases.
Blepharoplasty Scars - Signs of Surgery Don't Last Long
Eyelid surgery happens to come with one of the fastest recovery times and comes with a bonus of minimal scarring.
The incisions are delicate, and edges are carefully pulled together without tension. That means once they heal, you can expect them to be thin and faint.
Additionally, their placement means they blend in. Most people find their blepharoplasty scars seem “invisible.”
Additional Considerations: You can ensure you have the best possible recovery and barely - there scars if you:
- Follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions carefully
- Eat a well-balanced diet and stay fit
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Avoid sources of infection while healing and don’t smoke
- Follow a quality skincare routine to nourish and protect your eye area in the long run
Are you ready for your personal miami blepharoplasty consultation?
Many people see the confidence-boosting effects of their Blepharoplasty for 10, 15 or more years. You might even have this treatment once and never need to do it again. It’s a leading facial cosmetic surgery in Miami, and the lasting results are a good reason why.
Dr. Kallman has over 27 years of experience performing precision eyelid surgeries, and he’ll be happy to customize a plan just for you.
We welcome you to discover for yourself whether eyelid surgery can help you reveal a brighter appearance and love how your eyes look again.
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.