Blepharoplasty in Los Angeles, CA
Energize Your Eyes
Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is performed on both upper and/or lower eyelids. Dr. Christie is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who delivers comprehensive one-on-one attention to each patient through your entire aesthetic journey. Discover your options to energize your eyes by scheduling a Blepharoplasty consultation in Los Angeles today.
Our eyes are often our most personal feature. When upper eyelids sag or bags under your eyes make you look tired, Blepharoplasty is the procedure of choice. Eyelid surgery removes extra fat, skin, and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids, giving you a much younger appearance. The surgery takes about 45 minutes, but the results can subtly but noticeably improve your appearance.
Non-surgical options are best for patients with mild eyelid laxity or lower lid puffiness. Options for eyelid lift or rejuvenation that do not involve an incision include aesthetic technology that address mild laxity of skin or puffiness of lower lids. Dr. Christie’s in-depth understanding of technologies in combination with her surgical skills gives her a unique advantage in using technology to achieve what appear to be surgical results.
A Delicate Balance
Dr. Christie’s version of blepharoplasty includes surgical options, non-surgical options, or hybrid blepharoplasty that can give you the rejuvenating results you are looking for. Blepharoplasty should also include a balance of Dr. Christie’s Beauty Matrix in addressing skin quality, excess skin and potential volume loss that contribute to the aged appearance of your eyelids. The eyes are a very important facial feature and small changes can be transforming in a positive or negative way. Dr. Christie’s balanced approach yields natural results that maintain your unique identity and look. Understanding and customizing treatments to address signs of eyelid aging while maintaining your unique anatomy is at the heart of Dr. Christie’s rejuvenations.
A Personalized Approach
Eyelid surgery can be done to address functional problems as well as cosmetic ones. The issues commonly addressed by blepharoplasty include under-eye bags, excess skin, drooping upper eyelids that impede your vision, and puffy eyes. During your consultation, Dr. Christie will discuss your best aesthetic and functional results options. No two procedures are alike because Dr. Christie believes in a personalized approach to your aesthetic care. When working with patients with ethnic skin, such as African-Americans or Asians, special considerations related to scarring should be considering when choosing rejuvenation options.
Most healthy adults are acceptable candidates for blepharoplasty. Although the average patient is at least 35 years old, younger patients with inherited eyelid impairments may choose to undergo the procedure. Candidates for eyelid surgery should have realistic expectations for the procedure's outcome. Although eyelid surgery can make you look younger and more confident, the procedure has some limits. If you have dry eyes, hypertension, circulatory problems, thyroid disorders, diabetes, heart disease, or glaucoma, you should consult with Dr. Christie before undergoing surgery to ensure that Blepharoplasty is the proper procedure for you.
Appreciate Your Eyes with Blepharoplasty
One of the first things people notice about your age is your eyes. Whether your upper eyelids are sagging or your lower eyelids are puffy, sometimes being rested and healthy isn't enough to make your eyes look young. Dr. Christie can perform a Blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery is chosen by our patients from all over the world and nearby counties like Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Barbara who want to make changes that look good and make changes that refresh and restore while making their whole eye area look even better.
Change You Can See
Based on the treatment plan you discussed during your consultation, Dr. Christie will administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The incision on the upper eyelid is carefully planned to maintain your natural eye shape and conceal the scar within the eyelid's natural crease. The incision for the lower eyelid could be made immediately below the lash line, at the outer corner of the eye, or within lid (transconjunctival incision). Prominent fat pads can be removed or repositioned. The incision is then carefully closed with permanent external sutures that are removed in 5 days.
Easy on the Eyes
Dr. Christie will give you detailed instructions on how to care for the skin around your eyes and eyelids as you recover from surgery. They will include the application of cold compresses and eyelid lubricants. Blepharoplasty usually heals quickly. Minor swelling and bruising are to be expected, but these side effects will fade in a few days. Within two weeks, you can resume your regular routines. Your stunning results will appear as soon as the inflammation and bruising subside and will also be long-lasting.
Post-operative discomfort is usually minor and often treated with over-the-counter pain medication. It is vital to adhere to all post-surgical instructions for optimal healing.
Minor risks are rare and include dry eyes, weeping, scarring, and difficulty in closing your eyes. Dr. Christie will discuss potential risks and side effects during your consultation.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty requires only small incisions in the natural crease of the eyelids, so the scars should be difficult to see once healed. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty makes incisions on the interior eyelid, so there is no visible scarring. Patients may experience some redness around the incisions immediately following surgery, but this usually fades within a few weeks.
Live Well. Be Beautiful.
As the premier female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Christie's expertise and unique perspective on life-improving operations draw patients from across the globe for her signature consultations. Join the satisfied patients from all around the world who have benefited from Dr. Christie's curated Beauty & Wellness plans. Don't delay — schedule your consultation today if you're ready to take charge of your life and appearance.
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