Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA

Blepharoplasty Could Be Your Fast Track to a Younger You!

Age brings changes to our appearance. We all expect this. When these changes begin, we may even take them with a smile on our face. However, there comes a time for some people when the effects of collagen and volume loss transform a once-energized and vibrant face into one that appears angry and unfriendly. This is when many people begin to feel concerned. This is the time when blepharoplasty may be considered.

Blepharoplasty is the cosmetic eyelid surgery that has the power to refresh the entire face. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and often needs only a local anesthetic to maintain full comfort. Surgery may take just about an hour. The recovery from blepharoplasty is typically no longer than 10 to 14 days. Each procedure is customized to refine the upper or lower eyelids just enough to bring about substantial, natural-looking change.

If the loss of volume and collagen in the upper or lower eyelids has caused you to appear tired all the time or has diminished the friendliness of your face, you may be ready for a change. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that many people only have once. Through this procedure, they can see a significant improvement in:

  • The curve and tightness of the upper eyelid. When the tissue of the upper eyelid is degraded due to a lack of collagen and other vital chemicals, it sags. As laxity worsens, tissue can obscure the natural crease and, for some, make it difficult to apply makeup. Severe laxity of the upper eyelid can involve tissue covering the eyelashes or even drooping into the field of vision. Upper blepharoplasty precisely trims tissue to allow the eyes to close fully while restoring the natural crease.
  • The smoothness of the lower eyelid. When we’re young, there is a smooth transition between the upper cheek and the lower eyelid skin. With age and a decrease in tissue firmness, thanks once again to a drop in collagen, the lower eyelids can begin to look puffy. This puffiness can eventually turn into significant creases and sagging or bulging of the fat pads under the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty, performed through hidden incisions, gets rid of the crease under the eye and tightens skin to adequately secure the fat pads of the lower eyelid.

Blepharoplasty is one of the leading plastic surgery procedures for many reasons. Discover what this procedure can do for you. Call (760) 610-8990 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lombardo.

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