Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure for the upper and/or lower eyelids; it reduces signs of aging and produces a youthful, rested and pleasant look around the eyes. Because the eyes are one of the most expressive features of the face, rejuvenating them requires a remarkable surgeon who respects the unique attractiveness of each individual patient.
Dr. Valladolid has elevated eyelid surgery to an art form. With his strong sense of artistry and leading-edge techniques, Dr. Valladolid helps his patients recapture a youthful, vibrant expression. The surgical journey begins with a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s eyes and facial anatomy and involves a customized treatment plan taking into account his or her concerns and desires. Dr. Valladolid carries out the treatment plan with the highest attention to detail and technical finesse to create results that look naturally beautiful. Patients appreciate Dr. Valladolid’s warm, thorough approach from the initial consultation throughout the recovery.
Candidates for eyelid surgery wish to correct any of the following imperfections:
Some candidates have vision problems due to excess skin of the upper lids spilling over the lash line and obscuring the visual field. In these cases, eyelid surgery improves not only the appearance of the eyelids but also vision.
To qualify for surgery, candidates should be in good general health and not smoke (or be able to temporarily quit in preparation for surgery). Candidates should understand what can be achieved with eyelid surgery and desire improvement, not perfection.
Eyelid surgery is highly individualized to reflect the unique physical attributes and goals of the patient. During pre-operative consultation, Dr. Valladolid carefully crafts a surgical plan that takes into consideration the patient’s natural eyelid shape.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure performed with local or general anesthesia. Dr. Valladolid can treat the upper eyelids and lower eyelids individually or together in one operation.
When treating the upper eyelids, Dr. Valladolid creates the surgical incisions in the natural folds and creases of the lids. When treating the lower eyelids, he creates the incisions just below the lower lashline or inside the lower lid. Scarring from the incisions is extremely discreet.
After eyelid surgery, the eyes are normally swollen and bruised. Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription painkillers can minimize discomfort. The worst of the swelling and bruising should resolve within a week to 10 days after surgery; at that point, patients can resume work, socializing and most of their normal activities. Light exercise can be resumed as soon as the patient feels ready, with more strenuous activity permitted after four to six weeks.