EYELID SURGERY

Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Derby and Dr. Buchanan can give you a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

Typical conditions treatable with eyelid surgery include:

  • Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
  • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
  • Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

Is a Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

A blepharoplasty procedure at Spokane Plastic Surgeons is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles, and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.

Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

You must tell the doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:
• Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
• Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
• Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes

Eyelid Surgery Results

Your final eyelid surgery results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your results.

Contact us today for more information about eyelid surgery.

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