Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is available to residents of Santa Rosa CA, as well as those from out of town, at the office of Dr. Barry Silberg, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate your eyes by removing the sagging skin of your upper eyelids and/or minimizing the bags under your eyes. It can also resolve problems with obstructed vision due to sagging lids. Your eyes are one of the most noticeable features about your face and they often the first place to show signs of aging. This procedure alone can make a dramatic difference by by taking years off of your appearance.
To learn more about blepharoplasty, schedule your complimentary consultion with Dr. Silberg today by calling (707) 528-0911 or fill out our convenience online form.
Candidates for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
You are a good candidate for upper blepharoplasty if:
- you are troubled by the look of sagging or drooping upper eyelids
- your vision is obstructed by sagging lids
You are a good candidate for lower blepharoplasty if:
- You have puffy bags or excess skin beneath your eyes
As with any surgical procedure, it’s a big plus for candidates who are non-smokers and who maintain good habits for nutrition and fitness.
Procedure for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
When you opt for eyelid surgery at our accredited surgical facility in Santa Rosa CA, you will be given conscious sedation administered by an anesthesiologist or local anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used will be determined on a case-by-case basis.>
During the procedure, incisions are made in the upper or lower lids, but are well concealed by the natural structures of the eyelid region. For the upper lids, the incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid. Fat may be removed or repositioned, muscles tightened and excess skin removed. For the lower lids, the incision is made just below the lash line. Excess fat may be removed or repositioned. Excess skin is removed. Alternatively, an incision may be made on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival), where excess fat may be repositioned or removed. No skin is removed. Eyelid incisions are typically closed with either removeable sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. Dr. Silberg will determine the best option for your situation.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
During your eyelid surgery recovery, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze, after your procedure is completed. There will be some swelling and bruising and it will be important to keep moist compresses on your eyes throughout the first day.
You must have a ride home after your surgery and you should plan on having someone stay with you through the first day.
Before leaving, you will be given specific instructions for aftercare and follow-up and a follow-up appointment will be made. Following the surgery, Dr. Silberg will be on call 24/7 to respond to any concerns should they arise.
You should plan for restricted activity for at least two weeks post-surgery.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case Studies:
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Schedule an Appointment
When you are ready to learn more about undergoing eyelid surgery in Santa Rosa CA, contact the office of Dr. Barry Silberg to schedule an appointment for your free consultation by calling (707) 528-0911 or submit our convenient online form. Everyone around the area is welcomed, whether from Sebastopol, Cotati or surrounding areas, give us a call today!