Thanks to the dramatic changes in plastic surgery over the past years, Miami eyelid surgery has become an effective procedure yielding outstanding results with the use of minimally invasive techniques. Miami eyelid surgery at Unique Aesthetic Center can dramatically enhance your facial appearance making your eyes look more alert and fresher.
Eyelid surgery procedure
Miami eyelid surgery takes approximately 3 hours when the upper and lower lids are done. A local anesthetic and oral sedative are administered. Some cases may require general anesthesia as advised by the surgeon. Incisions are made around the eye to allow the removal of fat and excess skin. The wound is stitched with fine sutures and bandages are applied following surgery.
Am I a candidate?
Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men or women with good overall health and realistic expectations. This procedure is mostly done on patients over 35. However, younger patients with excessive sagging under the eyes may also qualify.
The presence of any medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, dry eye, high blood pressure, diabetes, and circulatory disorders should be discussed with your doctor before surgery and with your surgeon during your initial consultation.
Patients who wish to undergo eyelid surgery should make the necessary arrangements to ensure a successful eyelid surgery procedure and recovery. Following surgery, your doctor will apply an ointment to keep your eyes lubricated. You need someone to drive you home and provide you with assistance during the initial stages of recovery. Your surgeon may prescribe mild pain medication to ease the discomfort. Apply cold compresses to lessen swelling and bruising for several days and keep your head elevated, especially during the first week of recovery.
You must keep your eyes cleaned and moist. Your doctor will recommend some eye drops and cleaning procedures. Stop wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks and any rigorous exercise for 3 to 5 weeks. Blepharoplasty stitches are removed one week after surgery, and most patients go back to work within 10 days. All swelling and bruising will eventually fade over time.
Financing your procedure
At Unique Aesthetic Center, our patients have access to incredible financing options. Top financing companies allow us to offer loans with instant approval to help you cover your medical expenses. Our prices are among the most affordable in South Florida. With an experienced team of surgeons, caring staff, and a facility that meets safety standards, you are in good hands.
Your consultation at Unique Aesthetic Center is the perfect time to ask questions you may have about this procedure and communicate your goals face to face with your surgeon. Your candidacy will be assessed, and recommendations will be made based on your specific circumstances and goals. Make sure you prepare some questions in advance. Communication is crucial to achieving the desired results.
Blepharoplasty procedure key Faqs
How much does it cost?
The cost can differ based on a variety of factors such as the surgeon’s experience and the amount of skin to be removed. At Unique Aesthetic Center the price starts at $2000 and $5000
Are there any risks?
Complications following surgery are very rare since this procedure is considered very safe. Some potential risks include:
Temporary blurred or double vision
Temporary swelling at the edges of the eyelids
Uneven healing with one eye healing sooner than the other
Difficulty closing the eyes requiring additional surgery (very rare)
What results can I expect?
This procedure is very successful in patients seeking to remove sagging tissue in the eyelids and protruding fat pads.
Can eyelid surgery remove wrinkles of the eyes and dark circles?
Some wrinkles may go away when the skin is tightened, and dark circles may improve in appearance. However, fine lines will remain in addition to the dark appearance of the lower eyelids.
How to decide between an upper eyelid surgery and a brow lift?
Your surgeon will first determine whether the problem is excess skin in the upper eyelids or the eyebrows have changed in position. When the eyebrows have changed in position, an eyebrow lift may be required to raise it to a good level. When the eyebrows are in good position, eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess skin.
Why is eyelid surgery performed years before a facelift?
Age generally takes its toll on the eyes first. Puffy eyelids tend to form way before wrinkles in the face. That’s why most patients need eyelid surgery years before they need a facelift.
Is this procedure performed on both men and women?
This procedure is safely performed on both men and women to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Are scars visible?
Scarring is very minimal despite the techniques used. The incisions are very small and concealed by the eyelids or lashes.
How soon can I go back to work?
Healing can vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the procedure, medical history, and physical health. You can go back to work in just a few days, but you may still look a bit swollen and probably bruised. To ensure optimal recovery, surgeons recommend patients take two weeks off work.