Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

There is an old saying that the eyes are the gateway to the soul, and if that’s true, the tissue around the eyes is what defines the curb appeal. The region around the eyes is one of the first things people notice in one another—one’s mood, perception of alertness, age, and a number of other things held in high esteem are automatically put into question according to how the eyes appear.

Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin from around the eyelids giving one a more youthful and alert appearance. This is also one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, and across the country. When seeking a plastic surgery center offering the best blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, patients will book their consultation and procedure at Grossman Medical, just a short drive over the canyon in West Hills.

Dr. Peter Grossman is known all over California for his caring manner and customized approach to every surgery. As the President of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons with decades of experience in mastering blepharoplasty surgery, patients turn to Grossman Medical to have their blepharoplasty surgery performed by one of the country’s leading specialists in cosmetic eyelid surgeries.

Why Do People Require Blepharoplasty Surgery?

As people age, the muscles supporting the eyelids will weaken and cause stretching. When this happens, fat and excess skin can collect below and above the eyelids which causes droopy upper lids, sagging eyebrows, and unsightly bags under one’s eyes. In addition to making people look their age (or in some cases, look older than they actually are) these effects can impact one’s side vision and other regions of one’s visual field. Blepharoplasty surgery can eliminate vision problems while also giving the eyes a more alert appearance, and enable one to look younger.

What Are the Risks of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Like any type of surgery, there is always some form of risk. However, when it comes to a blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, being highly knowledgeable in these risks is the leading factor for reducing any complications during surgery when it comes to this particular procedure. According to a March 2010 research paper by Dr. Gary J. Lelli and Dr. Richard Lisman, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, careful evaluation with a heightened understanding of potential vision-threatening emergencies saw a significant reduction of blepharoplasty complications such as corneal abrasions and retrobulbar hemorrhaging. When cosmetic surgeons who specialize in eyelid surgeries have an advanced education of the potential complications that surround a blepharoplasty, risk factors are greatly eliminated, as the research paper’s conclusion states: “A thorough knowledge of potential complications of blepharoplasty surgery is necessary for the practicing aesthetic surgeon.”

When it comes to being deeply versed in potential complications with a blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, Dr. Peter Grossman is regarded as a national expert knowing how to avoid these risks by mastering the delicate work involved in this procedure.

What Takes Place During Blepharoplasty Surgery?

In most blepharoplasty surgeries, the surgeon begins by making a small incision along the eyelid’s fold. He then removes any excess muscle, fat, or skin before closing the incision. For the lower lid, an incision is made just below the natural crease of the lashes or inside the lower lid where excess fat, muscle, and skin is removed and the incision is closed. In the event the upper eyelid droops down close to the pupil, Dr. Grossman may perform an additional procedure along with the blepharoplasty called ptosis, which is designed to lift the eyelid and eliminate any extra skin that the eyelid may have. When you have your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Grossman, you will learn if this additional procedure (or any other) is recommended.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Blepharoplasty Surgery?

The experiences people have recovering from a blepharoplasty will vary, as each person has their own unique health profile, skin condition, and other factors that play a direct role in recovery. When you have your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Grossman, you will get a more accurate idea of what the recovery process will look like for you.

Although each person has their own recovery experience, most people will experience swollen eyelids for usually one to three weeks after surgery. In some cases there may be slight bruising, and the eye’s appearance can continue to improve over the frame of one to three months. Most people who have a blepharoplasty eyelid surgery report that they go back to work or resume public engagements in 10 to 14 days after having the surgery. This can also be predicated on the type of work that you do, and your personal comfort level in regards to people knowing you had the surgery.

Dr. Peter Grossman schedules follow-up appointments to ensure the eyes are properly healing, and he will make sure you are as comfortable as possible with pain management prescriptions.

Contact Grossman Medical to Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Surgery and Consultation Today!

If you have considered blepharoplasty surgery as a way to obtain a more youthful, alert appearance, or if you seek this procedure to improve your vision, call Grossman Medical so that our staff of experts can schedule you for a consultation with one of the country’s leading experts in cosmetic eyelid procedures. Dr. Peter Grossman is known all over Beverly Hills and West Hills (and has a respected national reputation) for his caring manner, advanced knowledge in the art and science of blepharoplasty surgeries, and is a board-certified surgeon who gives his patients amazing results that truly transform their lives. Call today and learn more about this procedure and how it can improve your life.


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