Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids (in medical terms, a blepharoplasty) can dramatically reverse the effects that aging has on this area of the face. Bags under the eyes, drooping eyebrows, and loose, wrinkled skin can give you a tired, sad, aging, or angry expression, even when you are feeling rested and vital.
The blepharoplasty operation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed today, and is designed to remove excess baggy skin and fat around the upper and/or lower eyelids. During the surgery, certain wrinkles and folds can be improved in appearance, and our surgeon can re-suspend sagging tissues around the eyes. A blepharoplasty is often combined with other procedures to rejuvenate and restore the face, forehead, cheeks, and chin, to create a rested, more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery is the most requested procedures for both women and men in the USA.
While many patients request eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons, in some cases the procedure is performed to help with vision. Some patients are genetically programmed to have very heavy, drooping eyelids which, as time passes, can become a problem through limiting vision. In these cases, health insurance may approve the procedure, depending upon the type of plan you have.
For those who just want to look younger and avoid the look of “hooded” eyes, heavy undereye bags, or drooping eyelids as an anti-aging procedure, it is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. The results of a blepharoplasty vary from surgeon to surgeon, and is well worth ensuring your procedure will be performed by a highly-respected, board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience. Dr. Vistnes is a distinguished professional and a diplomate of the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery). As a Stanford alumnus and graduate of Stanford University’s Plastic Surgery Training Program, his credentials are impeccable.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation by undergoing eyelid surgery, it is important to us that you understand the procedure, recovery, and have realistic expectations. This is an outpatient procedure performed at our fully-accredited surgical center in Palo Alto. The procedure steps are typically as follows:
After your eyelid surgery, you can be transported home to rest. We provide our patients with full aftercare instructions and discuss what to expect with them personally prior to the procedure. Generally, you can expect the following:
After your healing is complete, the results of your surgery will become evident -- a younger look and more vital facial appearance. It is imperative that eyelid surgery is performed by a respected plastic surgeon, as the removal of too much skin and tissue can give you an unnatural look. You want to be complimented for looking well and rested, without the behind-the-scenes comments about having had “work done.” We strive to create the most pleasing, natural, refreshed look possible through careful surgical techniques based upon a custom-tailored treatment plan.
While the passage of time provides us with experience, knowledge, and even wisdom, it also means aging facial skin. The delicate skin around the eyes is often the first area to begin to sag and droop, and this has the unfortunate side effect of making the entire face look old, weary, or even angry. Restoring a more youthful lift can make a dramatic difference in your facial appearance. When the eyelid surgery is performed by a talented surgeon who focuses on producing a more subtle, natural result, you will be left looking like yourself – but younger and more vital.
We invite you to meet with Dr. Vistnes and discuss what you envision in facial rejuvenation. Rather than running his practice like a production line, he works closely and individually with each person. Patients can expect interactions with our practice to include respect, dignity, and discretion. His attention to detail extends beyond his high level surgical talents, and he has established the most stringent health and safety protocol in his state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center in Palo Alto. Visit with us so we can discuss eyelid surgery and our array of facial rejuvenation treatments.
Visit with us so we can discuss eyelid surgery and our array of facial rejuvenation treatments.
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