What is Blepharoplasty?
A person's eyes are a beautiful feature of the face; however, excess skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering look. Known as blepharoplasty, Dr. Jerry Chidester, or "Dr. Chiddy," uses eyelid surgery to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. Patients undergo eyelid surgery to help reduce puffy bulges, which leads to improved function and appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened look and produces natural and striking improvements. If you want to learn more about rejuvenating your eyes by removing excess skin, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiddy in Draper, UT.
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Is Eyelid Surgery For You?
During your first visit, Dr. Chiddy will listen to your concerns and goals, assess your complexion, and determine the best procedure for you. Based on your condition and goals, he will create a personalized treatment plan that works best for you. Generally, ideal candidates have:
- Excess sagging skin
- Folds above their eyes
- Bulging skin below the bottom eyelid
These irregularities can cause functional and vision difficulties and could affect your daily routine. To enhance the appearance of your eyes and improve your vision, Dr. Chiddy may recommend eyelid surgery. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can help you attain a younger-looking appearance and increase your field of vision.
At the beginning of your surgery, we will provide anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Chiddy can perform this cosmetic procedure on the upper eyelid alone, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.
Upper eyelid surgery reduces the hanging skin that droops over the eye, which produces a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise skin and tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve puffy and bulging skin underneath the lower eyelid. The incision is placed along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to create a smoother look. In some cases, Dr. Chiddy combines a nonsurgical laser treatment to help with discoloration or uses dermal fillers for additional smoothness and softening.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours, depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After the procedure, you will need about a week to recover and rest at home. We will also provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and reduce uncomfortable symptoms, such as swelling or bruising. Generally, your blepharoplasty results can last a decade or longer, but even though they last long, aging does not stop. To help maintain your surgical results, Dr. Chiddy can talk to you about using other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers.
If you have a hard time seeing because of skin on your upper eyelids, or if you suffer from bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty could work well for you. This surgery provides a more youthful-looking appearance and addresses your vision impairment concerns. During your appointment at our office in Draper, UT, Dr. Chiddy creates a personalized treatment plan and the billing staff provides information about cost or financing with programs, such as Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. Located near the Greater Salt Lake City area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Chiddy.