Eyelid Lift

The eyes are one of the most expressive facial features and are often the first thing someone will notice when looking at you. With this in mind, it is easy to understand how this feature can make a difference not only in how you see but also in how you are seen.

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure to reduce excess fat or skin from the eyelid area. The objective is to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of the area and improve vision, which droopy and aged eyelids may obscure. Eyelid surgery in San Luis Obispo County may be performed by a plastic surgeon on the upper or lower eyelids.

Excess heaviness on the eyelids can also be worsened by a sagging eyebrow position.  A brow lift can also be considered and discussed with the doctor to determine if appropriate and can usually be completed at the same time as eyelid surgery. For more information, reach out to our practice to speak with one of our skilled team members.

Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for blepharoplasty are people in good health with realistic plastic surgery goals. Many people who decide to have this procedure are over 35 years old, but if baggy eyelids are hereditary, you may choose to have the surgery sooner. Eyelid surgery in San Luis Obispo County can reduce a number of aesthetic and functional concerns, including:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Extra skin on the upper eyelids that make it hard to see
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Loose lower eyelids
  • Droopy or baggy upper eyelids
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for eyelid surgery is by having a consultation at our office. At this visit, Dr. Chalekson will review your aesthetic goals, anatomy, and health history to individualize a treatment plan for you. We pride ourselves on taking a personal and honest approach with every patient interaction to ensure optimal results that keep you looking and feeling your best for many years to come.

Preparing for an Eyelid Lift

Before you opt for eyelid surgery in San Luis Obispo County, there are several factors to be aware of. These include:

  • Blepharoplasty does not eliminate dark circles under your eyes which can be caused for pigment in the skin or tissue underneath.
  • Plastic surgery may not qualify for rebates from Medicare or private health insurance organizations, so be prepared for the cost
  • Some costs may be covered if the procedure is done for medical reasons, so ensure you ask about any out-of-pocket expenses
  • If you smoke, there is more risk for complications, so try to quit smoking if you are serious about eyelid surgery
  • Notify the doctor if you have any other previous eye surgery or diagnosis such as cataracts, previous lasik surgery, glaucoma, dry eyes, thyroid problems or other issue

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure. After the surgery, patients are typically placed in a recovery suite to be monitored. You may be released later in the day to go home and heal.

It is normal to experience some tearing, dry eyes, blurry vision, and light sensitivity. Sleeping with your head raised above your chest for a few days can help with swelling. You should avoid rubbing your eyes, wearing contact lenses, or participating in any strenuous activities for the first one to two weeks.

Consider Charles Chalekson M.D., Inc for Your Eyelid Surgery in San Luis Obispo County

Charles Chalekson M.D., Inc. offers a fully customized patient experience that focuses on your satisfaction, comfort, and safety. We measure our success on client satisfaction and the quality of the results, not the number of blepharoplasty procedures performed. When visiting our state-of-the-art facility, you receive the highest levels of quality, honesty, service, and compassion.

If you are considering eyelid surgery in San Luis Obispo County, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We happily serve patients from across California and the U.S., in addition to Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Cambria, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.


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