The Eyes Have It
Droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes can give even the most active, vibrant people the look of being tired and haggard. At Baker Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve the appearance you desire with eyelid surgery. Miami is fortunate to have two of the leading plastic surgeons in Dr. Tracy Baker and Dr. Jackie Yee. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a popular option for people who, through aging or heredity, have excess tissue and fatty deposits on their upper or lower eyelids, or both.
Tired of people asking if you're tired? It's time to online to meet with Dr. Baker or Dr. Yee about blepharoplasty in Miami. Or call our office at (305) 670-9995 to schedule an appointment.
Who are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?
Most patients choosing blepharoplasty are 35 or older, but younger patients with a family history of sagging eyelids or puffy lower lids also opt to have surgery. Good candidates for cosmetic surgery have realistic expectations about the results. During your consultation, your surgeon may discuss the option of a brow lift instead of - or in combination with - upper eyelid surgery.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure best performed by surgeons with years of experience. The technique of a skilled surgeon is important whether you are getting upper or lower blepharoplasty, or both. Strategically placed incisions are made that result in scars that are virtually invisible. In some cases involving patients with a hollow look beneath their eyes, Dr. Baker and Dr. Yee use fat transfer or injectables, such as Restylane®, in the groove sometimes called the tear trough. The surgery usually takes about an hour and is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and mild sedation. If it doesn't appear eyelid surgery is necessary, your doctor may recommend injectable treatment. Using an injectable filler in the periorbital area around the eyes improves your appearance until eyelid surgery is needed.
Post-operative pain following blepharoplasty is relatively mild and can be controlled with prescribed medication. Bruising and swelling will typically last no more than a week to 10 days and can be minimized by keeping your head elevated as much as possible.