Nobody likes to hear that they look tired, especially when they are not. Aging and droopy eyelids with excess eyelid skin can lead to an old or tired appearance and may also impair vision for men and women living in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC). Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can make your appearance more in tune with the way that you actually feel by correcting these problems and removing the associated puffiness and bags under the eyes. Dr. Houtan Chaboki focuses solely on facial plastic surgery procedures and is skilled at working with the delicate skin and facial structures involved in an upper or lower blepharoplasty.
Dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging eyebrows may not be altered with eyelid surgery; however, these can be improved with other procedures such as a brow lift, or face lift. On the other hand, if you are not ready for surgery, non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, facial fillers, and chemical peels can provide a significant, although temporary, improvement. Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to reduce the signs of aging and will discuss your options with you.
To discuss your goals for blepharoplasty near Maryland and the areas that you would like to improve, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 741-3409. If drooping eyelids or eyebrow impair your vision, it is possible that your health insurance may cover a portion of the cost for blepharoplasty or brow lift surgery. For more information, please visit our fees and financing page.
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How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty can address the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. The procedure, which may be performed under sedation or general anesthesia, requires carefully-placed incisions to ensure that any scars will be hidden in the natural contours of the eye. Through the incision, Dr. Chaboki will remove excess fat and tighten muscles and skin. If you are also interested in a brow lift or face lift, it is possible that these procedures may be performed at the same time.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Like most other cosmetic or reconstructive procedures in Maryland and Northern Virginia, eyelid surgery requires you to avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks so that your body can heal. For the first few days after surgery, you should keep ice on your eyes while you are awake to control swelling. You should also keep your head elevated at all times by not bending over and sleeping on top of several pillows or in a chair.
When swelling has fully resolved after several weeks, you might be hearing, "Wow, you look fabulous," instead of "You look tired." No matter what other people say, what's important is that you are happy with your fresh, younger-looking eyes.
If you still have questions about eyelid surgery near Maryland, please be sure to view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.