Loose extra skin on the upper eyelids or bags and wrinkles of the lower lids can make you look tired and add years to your appearance. This can be corrected with a safe cosmetic surgery called blepharoplasty. This surgery can rejuvenate your eyes and take away that sleepy, tired look.
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eye lift, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate one’s eyes by getting rid of the excess saggy skin that develops along with the aging process. This surgical procedure involves making incisions in the upper or lower eyelids to remove the excess skin and fat around the eyes. Once the necessary tissues are removed, Dr. Massey will recontour the remaining tissues to give you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Massey has perfected an “electrode blepharoplasty” that can be performed under the safety of local anesthesia, with practically no down time. The procedure take about 45 minutes and patients can usually be back to full activity after one week.
Blepharoplasty comes with both cosmetic and functional benefits. First, patients undergoing the procedure can achieve a more alert, aesthetically pleasing look after removing the excess skin and fat. In some patients, the excess tissue often causes vision impairment, but the surgery can help rectify that problem by removing the skin causing the obstruction.
Prior to your eyelid surgery, it’s imperative that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Massey. During your consultation, he will talk to you about your medical history to make sure that you are in good physical health. During this time, you will also discuss your expectations from the surgery.
Dr. Massey will then perform an examination on your eyes as part of the pre-operative process. This will help him develop a customized surgical plan that suits your individual needs.
You will be provided with pre-operative instructions that will require you to give up smoking if you are a smoker and to give up certain medications. Adhering to these instructions will help reduce the chances of complications arising and promote a faster recovery time.
Contact our office to learn more about blepharoplasty with Dr. Ralph Massey, a cosmetic and skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Massey is a renowned surgeon who proudly serves the city of Santa Monica and the surrounding area. He’ll gladly guide you through the entire surgical process and address any of the concerns you may have along the way.
Loose extra skin on the upper eyelids or bags and wrinkles of the lower lids can make you look tired and add years to your appearance. This can be corrected with a safe cosmetic surgery called blepharoplasty. This surgery can rejuvenate your eyes and take away that sleepy, tired look. Dr. Massey has perfected an “electrode blepharoplasty” that can be performed under the safety of local anesthesia, with practically no down time. The procedure take about 45 minutes and patients can usually be back to full activity after one week.Learn More
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