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Our eyes are windows into how we feel and who we are. Unfortunately, they’re also among the first facial features to convey signs of aging—something our blepharoplasty patients from the Walnut Creek, Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon areas know all too well. Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon Dr. Prem Tripathi performs blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Livermore to lift drooping upper eyelids and smooth puffy lower eyelids to create smoother, more refreshed-looking eyes that reflect the youthfulness you feel inside.
Blepharoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates the eyes by addressing concerns such as drooping or sagging upper eyelids, puffy fat deposits or “bags” in the lower eyelids, and crepey or wrinkled skin around the eyes.
Dr. Tripathi performs 2 forms of blepharoplasty:
These procedures can be performed separately or together, depending on the correction you’re looking for. Dr. Tripathi may include fat transfer to enhance the results.
Ideal blepharoplasty candidates are nonsmokers who are in generally good health without existing health issues or eye conditions that may pose risks for complications. Though eyelid surgery is typically performed as a rejuvenation procedure, it may be right for younger patients with naturally hooded or puffy eyelids.
Dr. Tripathi performs your blepharoplasty while you are under either local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of your procedure.
He closes incisions with tiny sutures that will be removed within a week of your procedure.
Most people return to work within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, as this is typically when bruising and swelling subside. You may experience temporary dryness or eye fatigue during this time. The Silhouette team will provide you with detailed instructions and any medications you may need to recover as quickly and comfortably as possible. You’ll need to avoid vigorous exercise and other strenuous activities for 3 to 4 weeks.
The cost of blepharoplasty varies depending on factors such as the approach, the complexity of the procedure, and whether you choose to combine your eyelid surgery with other treatments. Following your consultation with Dr. Tripathi, we will provide you with a personalized pricing estimate. Financing is available through Enhance Patient Finance.
Blepharoplasty is typically the most effective solution for concerns such as drooping eyelids and undereye bags. However, injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce wrinkles around the eyes, while dermal fillers can disguise bags and fill in hollows on a temporary basis.
Yes. Dr. Tripathi often performs other procedures along with eyelid surgery to provide a more complete facial rejuvenation. Popular options include:
While swelling and bruising are expected after eyelid surgery, most patients don’t experience pain or discomfort significant enough to require pain medication.
Blepharoplasty helps patients look refreshed and more youthful for many years; however, it won’t stop the aging process. You can extend the life of your results by limiting sun exposure, living a healthful lifestyle, and keeping yourself hydrated. Some patients have secondary eyelid surgery to address subsequent aging of the eye area.
Patients can choose to have eyelid surgery while under general anesthesia; however, many have the surgery performed with local anesthetic when it is not combined with other procedures.
Whether you are awake or not during the surgery, Dr. Tripathi ensures you feel no pain by using injections of a local anesthetic around the eyes.
If you are bothered by heavy upper eyelids and/or puffy lower eyelids, you are probably a good candidate for blepharoplasty regardless of your age. Patients in their 40s and older benefit from the procedure to address aging. For younger patients, blepharoplasty can correct eyelid concerns caused by genetics.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, or elsewhere in the East Bay, please request a consultation with Dr. Tripathi using the online form or call (925) 579-2510. We look forward to hearing from you.
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