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Blepharoplasty FAQ

Is blepharoplasty in Richmond right for you?

Surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty) can remove the excess fat and drooping skin of the upper eyelids as well as minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin. Your eyes are often the first place to show the signs of aging. The result of eyelid surgery is a more alert, rested, and youthful appearance.

What happens during an eye lift?

Upper Eyelids – Typically, for upper eyelid surgery, the incision begins within the natural crease of the eye’s inside corner and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the crow’s feet or laugh lines. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The incision line follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid and is camouflaged when healed.

Lower Eyelids – Usually, for lower eyelid surgery, the incision is concealed just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed. The fat may also be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. In some patients, the underlying muscle will be tightened.

Eyelid surgery usually takes about one hour and can often be done in an office setting to reduce downtime and cost. When both upper and lower blepharoplasty is performed, the upper blepharoplasty is performed first.

What results should I expect?

You should expect a more youthful-looking eye that exudes restfulness. Eyelid surgery offers wonderful results in just a few short days but the improvements get even better with time. Looking over blepharoplasty before-and-after photos can help to develop realistic expectations regarding your potential results.

What can I expect post-surgery?

After surgery, there may be some mild soreness, but this is easily controlled with medication. Any swelling and bruising can be minimized by keeping cold compresses on your eyes, as well as by following post-operative instructions during the recovery process. Most of our patients are up and around one or two days after the procedure and usually return to work in a week or less.

How do I get started?

The best way to get started with your blepharoplasty in Richmond is by contacting the office of Dr. Joseph McKeown and arranging a consultation. During a consultation, Dr. McKeown will ensure that you are right for the procedure and will set a date for your surgical session.

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How much does blepharoplasty cost?

Many factors affect the overall cost of blepharoplasty surgery in Richmond. The techniques involved, the amount of tissue removed, and the amount of time required to perform the eyelid surgery all affect its final price.

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To learn more about rhinoplasty in Richmond, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. McKeown.

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