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the Medical term blepharoplasty:
greek for eyelid reconstruction
Laser treatments after Blepharoplasty
Following a blepharoplasty, we do laser treatments on some of the incisions on the area around the eyes. We do this to help accelerate scar healing and maturation and then to tighten and tone the skin to get you back to your life as quickly as possible.
A therapeutic massage to relax after surgery
Successful post-surgical recovery means getting your body to relax so that it can heal as optimally and quickly as possible. Our licensed massage therapists bring tender loving care with a series of signature massages to put your body on the best road to recovery.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves removing extra skin, muscle, and sometimes even the fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Your eyelids sag as you get older, and the muscles that hold them weaken. Excess fat may accumulate above and below the eyelid and result in drooping upper and lower eyelids with herniated bags beneath the eyes. It is usually possible to enhance your eyesight by removing extra tissue from your upper eyelids. If drooping or sagging eyelids prevent your eyes from fully opening or dragging down your lower eyelids, you may want to consider blepharoplasty as there is a medical benefit in that situation.
Blepharoplasty on the upper and lower eyelids can rejuvenate your eyelid area so that you seem more youthful. If everyone is telling you or you feel that your eyes look tired, a blepharoplasty will also help you to look more awake and alert.
In summary, if you have the following conditions, an eyelid lift may be an option for you:
- Upper eyelids that are baggy or droopy
- Excess upper eyelid skin that is obstructing your vision.
- Excessive lower eyelid skin
- Under-the-eye bags
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
1. Increased Field of View
While drooping eyelids may be an aesthetic concern, people who carry the gene for sagging eyelids generally have a more prominent droop. The drooping might progress to the point where it blocks vision and gets in the way of the eyes. The effects of drooping eyelids are so mild that they are often overlooked. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that eliminates extra eyelid tissue and restores a more clear visual field.
2. A More Youthful Appearance
Saggy eyelids are seen as a prominent indicator of aging. With time, the skin loses collagen, causing the eyelid skin to sag and droop. For people genetically susceptible to drooping eyelids, this may be a significant condition that begins in their 20s or 30s. Blepharoplasty is a safe and successful procedure for removing droopy eyelids and restoring a more youthful look.
3. Increased Self-esteem
Your insecurities show in your demeanor especially if you're self-conscious about appearing weary and old because of sagging eyelids. Is there always a nagging unease in your mind that makes you feel insecure? If left ignored, this might negatively influence your social and professional life. Blepharoplasty may improve your confidence by improving drooping eyelids and allowing you to engage in more constructive social interactions.
4. It is minimally invasive
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive eyelid surgery that involves creating extremely small incisions. The surgery is most commonly made inside the eyelids' natural folds. The incisions become nearly undetectable after the appropriate healing time. Droopy eyelids may be removed with low to no scarring using advanced methods like laser blepharoplasty.
Risks Involved with Blepharoplasty
All surgical procedures carry a certain risk. Any physician that tells you surgery has no risk is lying to you. Anyone undergoing surgery must understand that even though the odds of a major event are small, risks from any surgery are very real. Whenever the skin is broken there is the possibility of infection, necrosis, swelling, bruising, scarring, discoloration, nerve damage, itching, hematoma, pain, etc. Our goal is to provide maximum safety. We commonly only use a local anesthetic to decrease the risks associated with general anesthesia. However, we work with several surgery centers and hospitals in the Chicago area if you wish to undergo general anesthesia or IV sedation. We support your recovery with several post-op visits to monitor your progress. We are open 7 days each week and are accessible via email. We work together to reduce the risks.
What is The Cost of Blepharoplasty in Chicago
The cost of doing a blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift in Chicago is calculated using many factors. Some of these factors depend from one patient to another. If you would like to get a price quote for blepharoplasty you can contact us now. Our qualified doctors will ask you a few questions to determine the package that suits you best.
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BLEPHAROPLASTY BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
33 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper blepharoplasty picture. Notice the nice natural improvement of her upper eyes. Again, no fat was removed which avoids the skeletonized and hollowed-out look frequently seen after this procedure (most patients think that looks worse than the aging skin they had before surgery). She did not want anything done to her lower eyes at this time.
33 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper blepharoplasty. Notice the recaptured youthful appearance.
33 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper blepharoplasty. She had no other procedures.
54 year old male before and after a Midface lift or Cheek lift (which includes lower blepharoplasty), 1 cc Juvederm and a Mini Facelift. Notice the dramatic rejuvenation of the region right under his lower eyelid with correction of his tear trough. He has a natural look with an inconspicuous scar.
68 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the rejuvenated appearance. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other facial procedures.
68 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the nice improvement of his lower eyelid excess skin and crow's feet.
68 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery. Notice the smoother lower eyelid skin.
83 year old female patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty. Notice the rejuvenated appearance without any other procedures at all. There was no fat removed.
83 year old female patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty surgery. Notice the smoother lower eyelids achieved with this simple 30 minute procedure.
55 year old female patient before, 3 days postop and 6 weeks postop after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after surgery. The patient will undergo a forehead lift at some point in the future but was not concerned about her forehead and her eyebrow asymmetry at this time. The newer techniques for eyelid rejuvenation do not get rid of the periorbital fat because a common complaint after removing it is a skeletonized look - especially in the upper eyelids. This problem is seen more frequently in thin patients such as this one. The goal is to look natural and reshaping and repositioning accomplish this.
58 year old female before and 3.5 months after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Patient noticed a dramatic improvement on the heaviness and weight of her upper eyelids. Notice from this lateral view, the patient's upper eyes are much more open and there's less skin hanging over.
62 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and midface lift. Notice the correction of his tear trough deformity. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other procedures.
56 year old female before three months after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice how well her incision has healed on closeup and there's minimal redness and hardness at three months after surgery. She still has some swelling especially on the upper eyelid and her aperture will be even more open as this continues to go away. Patient is very happy. No fat was removed. You would rather have a little bit of bulge and fat recur and be apparent, than to look skeletonized and bony by removing fat aggressively. In fact, in some patients we inject fat injections or use fillers for volume when necessary.
24 year old Indian male before and 6 months after correction of left droopy eyelid with ptosis surgery. Patient is happy with his correction with a simple procedure done in the office under local anesthesia that took 14 minutes.
58 year old female before and 3.5 months after bilateral upper blepharoplasty and Midface or Cheek Lift (includes lower blepharoplasty). Patient's scars are healing uneventfully. The thing that bothered her the most was her midface descent, malar bags, and prominent nasojugal grooves and tear trough. All of these were corrected with only a mid facelift. Patient hasn’t had any fat injections, Botox, fillers or other procedures yet which could further improve her results.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Scars Before and After
Anytime a human being gets cut (with surgery or trauma), scars heal the following way: Initially they are red, raised and hard. Within 6-12 months, they are flat, white and soft. Younger people ( <18 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for up to 2 years. Older people (>65 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for less than 3 months.
65 year old female patient before and 4 months after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the closeup image showing well healed scars that are already almost imperceptible. Normally you do not see the upper eyelid scars when the patient has their eyes open.
44 year old male patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral lower blepharoplasty. The scars are healing wonderfully.
39 year old female patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower Chicago Blepharoplasty Surgery. Notice the maintained rejuvenation. There was no fat removed. Notice she does not have a skeletonized look - which she would have been especially prone to given her anatomy. She has had no midface or facelifting procedures and no fat injection. Her nasojugal groove (trough under the eyes) correction is excellent.
53 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper and lower Chicago blepharoplasty. Notice the nice improvement of her periorbital area. No fat was removed (usually not in Dr Speron eyelid procedures). There were no other procedures done.
53 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the eyelid rejuvenation achieved without a forehead lift.
53 year old female patient before and 3 months after bilateral upper and lower Chicago blepharoplasty surgery. Notice the terrific improvement of her nasojugal groove - especially considering she did not have a midface lift done!
56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty or Chicago eyelid surgery. Her eyes have been nicely rejuvenated. No skin care program, Botox, peels or laser have been done. To me, this is a below-average result. There is some minimal left upper eyelid skin that can be excised, but the patient is happy and does not want a revision.
45 year old female Asian eyelid surgery patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral upper Chicago eyelids surgery. Notice the nice natural improvement of her upper eyes. She wanted to retain her ethnic features and did not want to achieve a Westernized eyelid. She did not want anything done to her lower eyes at this particular time.
45 year old female Asian eyelid surgery patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral upper Chicago blepharoplasty eyelid surgery. Notice the retained fullness and youthfulness of her upper eyes. No fat was removed which avoids the skeletonized and hollowed-out look frequently seen after a standard upper blepharoplasty procedure. Most patients think that a skeletonized look does not appear aesthetically pleasing. They also think it looks worse than the aging skin they had before a surgical intervention.
58 year old female patient before and 1 year after bilateral upper blepharoplasty & correction of ptosis with Chicago Eyelid Surgery. Notice the rejuvenated appearance and improved symmetry. The patient had no other facial procedures.
65 year old female patient before and 4 months after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the dramatically rejuvenated appearance and natural look. There was no fat removed. The patient has a lot of sun damage and pigmentary changes and will undergo laser photorejuvenation treatments to address that.
68 year old male patient before and 13 years after bilateral lower blepharoplasty with Chicago Eyelid Surgery. Notice the smooth lower eyelid appearance. There was no fat removed explaining why there is no "hollowing" of the eyes. Over time, there will be some recurrence of the fat even though the muscle and ligaments were tightened. However, most patients still prefer this over the unnatural hollowed appearance. This is considered an average result. Also notice that with only a lower blepharoplasty, there is no improvement in the nasojugal groove - a mid face lift would be needed to correct this.
45 year old female patient before and 8 weeks after a Short-scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Her periorbital area has been nicely rejuvenated. No skin care program, peels, collagen injections or laser treatments have been done. Notice the much improved skin tone and "eyelid-lift" effect achieved. The lids look natural and the eyelid aging is much improved. This is an average result.
59 year old female patient before, 2 days after and 7 days after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the nice periorbital rejuvenation evident even early on. The maximal swelling after any surgery is typically 2 days after a procedure. Most of the swelling is gone by 1-2 weeks. 90% of swelling is gone by 6 weeks with the final result evident 3-6 months after the surgery. Scar maturation is complete about 12 months after the surgery.
48 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and midface lift. Notice the correction of her tear trough deformity and nasolabial folds. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other procedures.
48 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and midface lift. Notice the smoothness under her eyes in this close-up. She still has some edema of her lower eyelids above her scar and her scar is still hyperemic (red). Patients are not usually as swollen and red as she is at this point. However, she can still easily conceal this with make-up.
51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the rejuvenated eyelid appearance.
51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the correction of his malar ptosis, tear trough deformity and nasolabial folds. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other procedures, Botox or collagen.
51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Because of his eyelid laxity, his ligament and muscles were tightened.
41 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty. Notice there was nothing done to her upper eyelids because she did not want anything done at this time.
62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the improved eyelid aesthetics and smooth, full, natural appearance. No fat was removed. Notice the chronic skin irritation (especially on the right) due to the patient taping herself before surgery because of her significant eyelid drooping.
67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. She did not have any Botox which would help her procerus wrinkle (horizontal wrinkle between her eyes). She also stated this wrinkle did not bother her.
67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the shortenen lid-cheek junction.
57 year old female patient before and 6 months after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the rejuvenated and very natural appearance.
48 year old male patient before and 2 years after bilateral lower blepharoplasty picture. Notice the maintained natural result. There was no fat removed explaining why there is no "hollowing" of the eyes.
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