The skin around the eyes can reveal your age as time, emotions, (lack of) sleep, and a myriad of other factors take their toll. Dr. Anu Bajaj performs eyelid surgery in Oklahoma City to help patients achieve a more rested, youthful appearance.
If the appearance of your eyes bothers you, and you have a desire to look more rested, refreshed, and alert, aesthetic eyelid surgery at Bajaj Plastic Surgery may be right for you.
Start by contacting our office and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bajaj today!
About Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can make you look tired and older. For the lower eyelids, some patients may have large bags under their eyes, which can add to their aged appearance. Dr. Bajaj offers upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures to help correct inevitable signs of aging around the eyes.
Depending on your condition, Dr. Bajaj may recommend combining a blepharoplasty with a brow lift to raise your eyebrows for a more significant lift to the upper eyelids. For patients that have hollowness under their eyes, she may also recommend a dermal filler or facial fat transfer. She will be able to provide her expert opinion upon evaluation you.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
- Removing excess skin that obstructs the natural fold of the upper eyelid.
- Tightening loose skin that hangs down from upper eyelids and may impair vision.
- Removing bags from under the eyes.
- Reducing a “puffy” appearance from the upper and lower eyelids.
- Treating the “crepe paper type” wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
- Correcting “eye droopiness”.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Bajaj offers a few different types of eyelid surgery techniques to ensure that each and every one of her patients receive optimal treatment for their particular concerns. The blepharoplasty procedures that she offers are listed in detail below.
Upper blepharoplasty addresses concerns such as “eyelid droopiness”, excess skin, fine lines, and puffiness of the upper eyelids. Excess upper eyelid skin can cause you to appear tired, can make applying eye makeup difficult, and can also impair full range of vision. Through this procedure, Dr. Bajaj will remove the excess skin (and possibly fat) through an incision made in the crease of the upper lid. The incision will be closed with thin sutures.
Lower blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin, and fat from the lower eyelids. Dr. Bajaj performs this technique by making a small incision on the lower eyelid lash line, through which she will remove fat or redrape it to smooth the appearance of the lower eyelid. She will also remove excess skin, if necessary, to diminish wrinkles and lines that have formed below the eyes.
To provide her patients with the most cost-effective, convenient, and comprehensive eyelid surgery, Dr. Bajaj offers combination blepharoplasty. This procedure is best suited for patients who are looking to treat their upper and lower eyelids at the same time.
Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who have excess eyelid skin, under-eye bags, and are seeking to correct these issues with long-term results. Blepharoplasty can allow you to appear younger by making your eyes “pop.”
The aforementioned cosmetic concerns can be a result of sun exposure, age, genetics, or skin care.
Patients considering this surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations. Men and women interested in blepharoplasty are typically 40 years of age or older; however, there may be specific circumstances where the patient may be younger. To find out if you are a candidate, we encourage you to contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bajaj.
You will have a personal consultation with Dr. Bajaj to determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you.
During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bajaj, she will ask you what your concerns are and what you are looking to achieve by undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure. She will then review your medical history, taking into consideration your current health, routine medications, and prior surgeries to help determine if you are a good candidate.
The last step of determining candidacy is performing a physical evaluation. Dr. Bajaj will look at the eyes and the surrounding skin to ensure that this treatment will be right for you. Once you are deemed a good candidate, you and the doctor will work together to build a customized treatment plan, tailored to your concerns.
Depending on your skin’s current condition, you may require additional treatments or procedures in conjunction with the eyelid procedure; these will be discussed during the consultation. You will be given the option to schedule your procedure before leaving our office; however, there is no obligation to do so. We understand that this is a life-altering decision that should be discussed with your loved ones.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and is typically performed under general anesthesia, although it can also be done under local anesthesia. The surgery typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on your specific needs.
Dr. Bajaj will continue to monitor you after your eyelid surgery. Recovery varies among patients, but the first few days after surgery you’ll need to rest quietly,elevate your head, and apply ice packs frequently – these will help minimize bruising and swelling. You’ll be prescribed oral medications to help with any discomfort. Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising the first few weeks, while others have swelling subside within a few days. Any bruising you may have will start to diminish within a week to ten days. Most women wear makeup to conceal discolorations the first few weeks following surgery.
You may experience blurry vision and light sensitivity, as well as tearing and dryness. Sometimes eye drops can help relieve any burning or itching.
The final results tend to be visible once swelling and bruising have fully subsided; on average, this takes a few months.
The small scars along the eyelids will fade with time. The outcome of this procedure will leave the eyes looking alert and youthful. The patients that have chosen to undergo this procedure with Dr. Bajaj have been very satisfied with their long-lasting, age-defying results.
This procedure does not prevent the aging process. Therefore, patients should keep a healthy lifestyle and skincare regime to maintain these results in the future.
The cost of blepharoplasty varies in price depending on which technique is performed and if you require any additional treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. During the consultation, you and Dr. Bajaj will work together to build a customized treatment plan and quote. To determine the cost of this transformational eyelid procedure, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation. A more youthful you is only a phone call away!
Do you desire bright, more youthful eyes? Let your eyes reflect your desired image. We encourage you to find out more about eyelid surgery in Oklahoma City. Plastic surgeon Dr. Bajaj and her staff are eager to speak with you about the benefits of these procedures. Please email Bajaj Plastic Surgery or call us today at 405.810.8448 to set up your consultation.