An Updated View on Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly called “eyelid surgery,” has been a tried-and-true option at my Orlando-area practice for refreshing saggy or tired-looking lids for quite some time. For many years, it’s been among the top 5 most popular surgeries nationwide, and there are a number of reasons for its enduring popularity.

These days, surgeons around the world are making regular advancements in the surgery, refining the techniques that make the procedure safer and more effective than ever. Today’s eyelid surgery patients enjoy results that are exceedingly natural-looking thanks to our advanced understanding of the facial anatomy. By respecting the eyelids as parts of a larger whole, we can ensure that results harmonize with your entire face.

Orlando facial plastic surgeon shares his view on eyelid surgery.

I’m also proud that my patients typically experience a rather brief recovery period, thanks to some of my preferred techniques. For example, I offer a technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, or TCB, for patients undergoing the surgery on their lower lids. With TCB, I make incisions within the inside of the lids, and I can create beautiful results without using sutures or stitches. This improves patients’ overall comfort while they heal.

Of course, even the latest techniques are only as good as the surgeon providing them. If you’re considering eyelid surgery, or any other sort of facial rejuvenation, it’s incredibly important to do plenty of research before you commit to anything. Look for surgeons who are board-certified, especially by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Having an active board certification means a doctor has undergone rigorous testing to prove his or her competence.

Also keep an eye out for additional credentials, including membership in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Finally, browse the surgeon’s website for before-and-after photos. He or she should showcase a variety of patients so that you can get a good sense for his or her approach and better visualize your potential results.

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