What is Blepharoplasty?
When you have an excess of skin on top or around the eyes that can sometimes obstruct your vision, this is called dermatochalasis. Thankfully, that can be fixed. Our team at Koch Eye Associates offers blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid. Believe it or not, it is a very common procedure at Koch Eye Associates. Many men and women undergo blepharoplasty to eliminate this condition, as well as ptosis (saggy eyelids), creating a more natural appearance to their face. We perform both lower or upper eyelid surgeries, and improvements are noticeable soon thereafter. If you want to learn more about blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation at Koch Eye Associates located in the Greater Rhode Island area.
"I first went to Koch Eye many years ago after being referred there for a follow up appointment after being treated at the emergency room for an eye injury, That was the only time I actually saw Dr. Koch himself (who was very nice by the way) It is only in the last few years (since my old lady eyes have begun to need reading glasses) that I have come in regularly for my eye exam and glasses prescription. I never have any problem with wait time because there are several optometrists. Really the only thing I am not crazy about is their hours. I wish it was possible to get an evening appointment or that there was an occasional Saturday. The office staff is pleasant and courteous"- I.C. / Yelp / May 09, 2019
"I have been going to Koch Eye for years. The girls at the front desk are always nice and knowledgeable. I had a new doctor that I haven’t had in past appointments Dr. Vania Bea. From the time she walked in the room she completely put me at easeShe listened to my concerns and i felt confident in her answers. Everyone at Koch in Johnston are great."- M.J. / Google / Feb 10, 2020
"I dont hand out 5 stars all to often, but koch earn it, from the moment you call them you know your dealing with a professional outfit. Your eye sight is very important, and as far as I can see, Koch is top knotch."- C.T. / Google / Feb 10, 2020
"I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone there from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors went above and beyond. I was extremely nervous and everyone went out of their way to make me feel relaxed. Surgery was a success, back in a week for my second eye."- C.B. / Google / Dec 31, 2019
"The staff was great good exam. They took the time to explain what and why the we’re doing"- A.R. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2020
Eyelid Surgery Ideal Candidates
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are clients impaired by excess, hanging skin and folds that exist on the top of the eyelid, or puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder everyday activity. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to provide you with a softer, more natural appearance. During the initial consult, our team will discuss treatments based on your specific conditions and needs.
Eyelid Surgery Surgical Technique
Depending on the nature of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or a type IV sedation will be provided. Eyelid surgery may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or both eyelids if necessary. This is an outpatient procedure.
- Upper eyelid surgery assists in reducing the loose skin that droops down, usually impairing vision. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to remove tissue and fat. Our clients often see immediate improvements to their vision and overall appearance.
- Lower eyelid surgery is performed to improve puffy and bulging skin under the lower eyelid. In most cases, an incision is placed below the lash line to surgically remove fat and the skin is gently lifted to produce a softer look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be implemented to help with discoloration while dermal fillers may be used for more volume and smoothness if necessary.
What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery
The procedure can take up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the surgery, you will be able to go home and rest. You should plan on taking a few days to recover and avoid any strenuous activities. Use cold compresses when needed. This will assist in reducing any pain, discomfort, swelling, and bruising that may occur. The results from eyelid surgery can last a decade or even longer. Although the aging process does not stop, you may want to come in for facial rejuvenation treatments at Koch Eye Associates to maintain your youthful-looking appearance.
If you are suffering from puffy bags underneath your eyes or having a hard time seeing due to folds of skin on your upper eyelids, then you may want to consider cosmetic eyelid surgery at Koch Eye Associates. Blepharoplasty can offer a fairly quick and long-lasting solution to your vision impairment concerns while also giving you more youthful-looking eyes. We invite you to call our office in the Greater Rhode Island area and schedule a consultation with our experienced team.