Michael Echavez

Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco

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(aka Blepharoplasty)

Surgery of the upper and lower eyelids is done to remove excess fat and skin and give the face a more rested and youthful appearance.

Upper Eyelid Surgery
This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat on the upper eyelid. The incision for the surgery is hidden in the eyelid crease and generally heals very quickly with little or no pain.

Lower Eyelid Surgery
This procedure removes the bags under the eyes. Generally, there is little or no pain involved and the results can be seen almost immediately.

How to Reveal a Younger Face with Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco or Seattle with Dr. Echavez.

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of eyelids. It can be performed on either the upper lids or lower lids, or on both. If you want to improve the appearance of your eyelids or are experiencing functionality problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery just might be the perfect solution to rejuvenate the area around your eyes.

Eyelids are a part of your face and the appearance of a drooping upper or lower lid can be due to the relaxation of the skin surrounding it like the forehead or the eyebrow. It can also be caused by stretching of the upper eyelid muscles.

Who Can Benefit From Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is very beneficial to those who:

  • Have loose or sagging skin that disturbs the natural contouring of the eyelid
  • Have excess fatty deposits
  • Suffer from bags under their eyes
  • Have drooping lower eyelids

A great candidate for eyelid surgery in San Francisco or Seattle is someone who:

  • Is healthy and doesn’t suffer from any life threatening illnesses or medical conditions that can interfere with the healing process
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Does not have a serious eye condition

If you are unsure about whether or not eyelid surgery could benefit you your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate you and help you make a good decision about what procedures, if any, are best for you based on your evaluation.

What is the Procedure Like?

When you go in for blepharoplasty in San Francisco you will be given anesthesia and then the incision lines are designed and placed and the surgeon removes any fat deposits you may have and tightens the skin and muscles before closing up the incisions. Once the surgery is finished you will be able to see some results but to see the final results you will have to wait until the bruising and swelling has gone down.

What is Recovery Like?

During recovery you will have lubricating ointment and cold compresses applied to your eyelids and your eyes will be covered with gauze once your procedure is done. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow about how to care for your eyes and give you any medication you need to deal with any pain you may have and to prevent your body from developing an infection.

What Are the Risks?

Just like every type of cosmetic surgery, eyelid surgery has risks. Some of them include:

  • Having a bad reaction to anesthesia
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bleeding from the incision lines
  • Dryness to the eyes
  • Sensitivity to sun or other bright light

Before having any cosmetic procedure performed take a moment to consult with your physician and make sure you are fully aware of the risks that come with cosmetic surgery. Make sure you have all your questions answered because you should never leave feeling like all your questions weren’t answered. So if you are tired of looking in the mirror at droopy eyelids or dark under-eye circles know that eyelid surgery is the perfect solution to your problems.

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