Miami Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What is Blepharoplasty?
Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty addresses concerns with both upper and lower lids. Eyelid surgery gives the eyes a rejuvenated, fresh look.
During this procedure, Miami Plastic Surgeon, Deirdre Marshall improves the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelid by removing excess tissue. While the lower lid is typically enhanced for cosmetic reasons, the upper lid may be necessary to remove an obstruction to peripheral vision.
Who Should Consider Blepharoplasty?
- People in overall good health without life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions
- People with healthy eyes and no serious eye conditions
Eyelid surgery should improve the overall cosmetic appearance of the eyes, however, as with all cosmetic procedures natural aging will continue. Dr. Marshall recommends consistent sun protection to maintain your results.
What to Expect?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Marshall evaluates you particular case at our Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center, Marshall Cosmétique in Miami and will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
- Glaucoma, dry eye or detached retina
- Thyroid disorders
- Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
On the day of your rhinoplasty, your procedure will involve the following steps:
Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
When you receive your blepharoplasty at Marshall Cosmétique, your incision will be concealed within the natural creases of your eyelid.
Dr. Marshall will tighten and reshape your eyelids to present a fresh, youthful aesthetic, removing excess skin and tissue. Once this is complete, the incisions are closed using sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape.
Immediately after the procedure, your eyes will be tender, swollen and possibly bruised. Dr. Marshall may give you lubricating ointment and cold compresses to apply to your eyes to control dry eyes and general discomfort.
***Please Note*** You must use darkly tinted sunglasses until you are fully healed to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
When Can I Return to Work?
Compliance with your post-surgery instructions helps aid in faster recovery. Typically, patients are able to return to work within two weeks.