Arrows show the planned blepharoplasty surgery to lift and correct the skin and swelling.

What You Should Know About Eyelid Surgery

Arrows show the planned blepharoplasty surgery to lift and correct the skin and swelling.Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished in a number of different ways. Where we once only had the facelift to turn to when we wanted to address the signs of aging, we now have techniques that target specific areas that need a boost in rejuvenation. Blepharoplasty is one of them. Because the eyes are such a prominent facial feature and because the skin on the upper and lower eyelids is so fragile, eyelid surgery has become a very common procedure. Here, we discuss some of the points you should know if you’re considering blepharoplasty to rejuvenate your eyes.

Your Choice in Doctor Matters

The best doctor to perform your blepharoplasty will be a board-certified surgeon with years of training and clinical experience. Several types of doctors perform eyelid surgery today. These range from ophthalmologists to plastic surgeons. Dr. Regina Rosenthal is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been treating patients in the San Jose area for over twenty years. Her procedures are curated to meet the needs of the individual and planned only after a thorough consultation in which expectations and desired outcome are discussed at length. In addition to choosing a properly-trained, board-certified, and experienced surgeon for blepharoplasty, you also want to feel extremely comfortable with your doctor. You want to feel like your concerns matter and that you are heard and respected. The level of trust between you and your doctor is paramount to your overall experience, so choose wisely.

Nerves are Normal

Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive, conservative procedure that can be performed using a local anesthetic. That doesn’t mean we expect you to be completely at ease when you arrive for your procedure. It is absolutely normal to feel some nervousness before having any kind of surgery, even one as common as blepharoplasty. How you feel on surgery day, to some extent, comes back to the professional relationship you have established with your surgeon. Before surgery, Dr. Rosenthal can review the procedure and answer any last-minute questions you have. As we proceed toward surgery, your comfort and peace of mind remain a priority.

You’ll Still Look Like You

Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is intended to restore your appearance to a younger version of yourself. It is not done to change the shape of your eyes or make them appear larger than they naturally have in the past. After your blepharoplasty procedure, you can expect to see yourself in the mirror, but you’ll look several years younger.

Post-Op Care is Not Optional

To get the best results from blepharoplasty, it is essential that you follow every last care instruction on your post-op paperwork. If you have questions, contact the office so you can stay on track throughout your recovery. To reduce swelling and bruising, sleep with your head elevated. To reduce the risk of infection and poor wound healing, clean your eye area as directed and, if part of your post-op plan, apply antibiotic ointment or other products as instructed by the doctor.

Getting eyelid rejuvenation surgery can be an exciting endeavor. If you’re ready to explore what this procedure has to offer, contact us at (408) 559-4700 or schedule an appointment here.