Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an eye lift, addresses droopy eyelids that can make you appear tired all the time. Saggy eyelids can also be more than a cosmetic concern. Excess fat and skin may impede your vision. That’s one of the most common reasons men and women get eyelid surgery in San Jose.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Chase Lay, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids. He has performed more than 2,000 of these surgeries, in addition to numerous eyelid reconstruction procedures.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Although cosmetic eyelid surgery, also sometimes called undereye bag surgery, can be performed on women and men of any age, eyelids typically start sagging as we get older. This is when the muscles controlling the eyelids begin to weaken, and extra skin and fat start accumulating, causing the eyelids to droop and appear puffy.
If you’re in generally good health and sagging eyelids are making you look older or are affecting your vision, blepharoplasty is an appropriate procedure. Dr. Lay performs upper and lower blepharoplasty with almost equal frequency and he often combines the surgery with a brow lift or facelift for a complete facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Lay also specializes in Asian eyelid surgery, also called double eyelid surgery, for women and men who want a more defined upper eyelid crease.
What Should I Expect?
Upper or lower eyelid surgery can be performed using local anesthetic in Dr. Lay’s comfortable surgical suite. Dr. Lay offers various blepharoplasty procedures and techniques, depending on your anatomical, functional, or cosmetic needs. Incisions are hidden in the natural folds and creases of the eye, so they are unnoticeable once healed.
Sutures are removed anywhere from 5 to 7 days after surgery, and patients typically experience only mild discomfort after surgery with moderate swelling and bruising. Some patients may have visible swelling, while bruising is less common. The recovery time after blepharoplasty depends partly on whether you prefer to wait until all signs of the surgery are gone. People who are more private will probably want to wait between 10 and 14 days before being in social situations. Best results can be seen once all healing is complete.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
To determine the price of blepharoplasty surgery, many factors are taken into account. Factors that impact eyelid surgery cost include the techniques chosen, the time required to perform the surgery, and the type of anesthesia used. Functional upper blepharoplasty to resolve vision obstruction may be covered by your health insurance provider.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’ve been looking for a plastic surgeon to perform eyelid surgery in San Jose, request a consultation online with Dr. Lay. Or call his office at (408) 728-8887 to schedule an appointment.