Blepharoplasty Los Angeles
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, can take years off your appearance. There is no single part of your body that is more expressive than your eyes, and yet is it natural for eyes to become tired-looking as you get older. Excess skin or fat, fluid retention or bulging muscles can all add to this heavy, sagging appearance, but Dr. Aminpour’s meticulous and exacting approach to eyelid rejuvenation can erase these unsightly features and restore a youthful look.
Is It Right for Me?
Some people interested in blepharoplasty in Los Angeles meet with Dr. Aminpour and discover it’s not necessary. Chemical peels, carbon dioxide lasers, Botox, or injectable fillers may be sufficient for some patients. Nevertheless, for other patients, blepharoplasty may be the most prudent course of action. For some, upper eyelid surgery is for health-related reasons. For example, excess upper eyelid skin can extend beyond the eyelashes and diminish peripheral vision. For many patients, however, the goal is purely cosmetic. Before proceeding to surgery, Dr. Aminpour will consult with you, take to heart all your aspirations and anxieties, and carefully explain your options.
Dr. Aminpour’s Approach
When it comes to cosmetic eye surgery, a little goes a long way. Removing too much skin or fat leaves patients with eyes that have a hollow or tight appearance. Patients recommend Dr. Aminpour for blepharoplasty in Los Angeles because he has a reputation for an artist’s subtle touch. As with any effective plastic surgery, eyelid rejuvenation should result in a natural, harmonious look.
The operation should take between one to two hours. Local anesthesia is commonly employed, though in some cases Dr. Aminpour elects to use general anesthesia. Incisions are usually made along the natural creases of the upper lids and under the lashes of the lower lids, so as to easily camouflage any residual scars.
Dr. Aminpour’s patients for blepharoplasty in Los Angeles can typically go home the same day as the surgery, but it is prudent to have someone watch over you for the first 24 hours. After about a week, sutures and steri-strips can be removed, swelling has mostly faded, and cover-up make-up can effectively camouflage the little bruising that remains. Within ten days, you should be fully recovered.
During the recovery period, pain and discomfort should be minimal. In most cases, over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol is sufficient. Ointment treatments and iced eye pads can also serve to keep incisions lubricated and keep bruising down.
If you have additional questions about blepharoplasty, contact Dr. Aminpour for a FREE consultation.