What is Blepharoplasty?
The eyes are the accessories of your face, and the eyelids are the platforms that feature your eyes and allow them to express yourself to the world. Changes to the eyelids that occur over time, however, may be displeasing to you. Common concerns about the upper eyelids are excess skin or hooding, and for the lower eyelids, drooping or bulging of the bags under the eyes. Changes in the shape and volume of the eyelids are more noticeable than other parts of the body because the skin is very thin and delicate.
After listening to your concerns and performing a thorough evaluation of the brow, eyelids, and cheeks, Dr. Kim will discuss the possible options to achieve the best aesthetic result. By contouring the skin, muscle, and fat, the eyelids can become a stunning platform for the eyes to shine through. Call Dr. Kim’s office today at (703) 705-2100 to schedule your Blepharoplasty Fairfax, VA consultation! You can also schedule your appointment online.
BLEPHAROPLASTY Fairfax, VA Common Questions
For upper blepharoplasty, the incisions are made on the thin upper eyelid skin. They are carefully placed and sutured so that the resulting scar heals very well. For lower blepharoplasty, incisions are made just below the eyelid margin or inside the eyelid in the conjunctiva. If there is no excess skin, the incision in the conjunctiva is preferred. Both types of incisions heal very well.
Yes, it is safe. However, comprehensive ophthalmology evaluation prior to eyelid surgery is recommended.
A full diagnostic evaluation by your ophthalmologist or optometrist is recommended to assess the health of your eyes and identify any possible reason that eyelid surgery may not be healthy.
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