Blepharoplasty in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
If you suffer from sagging eyelids and/or puffy eyes, you are familiar with the discomfort and self-consciousness it can cause. At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we offer a solution! Blepharoplasty or Eyelid surgery procedure will help you feel and see better. We offer this procedure to the residents of Fayetteville, Sanford, Holly Springs, Lumberton, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty or Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure which improves the appearance and functionality of the eyelids. This procedure repairs droopy eyelids and may even involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your peripheral vision (side vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision, but also the bottom eyelids as well. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate vision problems and help make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
How is Blepharoplasty performed?
Blepharoplasty procedure is performed at an accredited facility and takes less than an hour to perform. Medications are administered during procedure and usually performed using local anesthesia combined with sedation, through general anesthesia can be used as well. If you are having surgery on your upper and lower eyelids your surgeon will generally work on the upper eyelids first. He or she will remove excess skin, muscle and possibly fat. For the lower eyelids your surgeon will redistribute fat along with muscle and sagging skin and this can be done without making an incision on the outside of the face.
What is the recovery like following Blepharoplasty?
Typical recovery following Blepharoplasty procedure does not require you to be on best rest, but you will need to plan to relax and stay home. You will need to use cold compresses after the procedure and the day after as well. Recovery time varies so it is vitally important that you follow your surgeons post-operative care instructions. This will include information on taking antibiotics if prescribed, bandages, and the levels and types of activity that is safe for you. You will also receive information on normal symptoms you may experience along with potential signs of complications.
How long do the results of Blepharoplasty last?
Results of surgery may last a lifetime. There are many who express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty. Including better vision, a more rested and youthful appearance, and more self-confidence which ultimately improve your quality of life.
How much does Blepharoplasty procedure cost?
Blepharoplasty is one of our insurance services offered at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics. It is typically covered by insurance providers, meaning that patients have to pay little to no out-of-pocket expenses to receive this treatment, contact us to schedule a private consultation. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for treatment and the amount of coverage you are eligible for. We accept many forms of payment and insurance, and also offer flexible financing options for our patients’ convenience.