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FAQs: Eyelid Surgery in Monterey

Published on February 25, 2024

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a specialized procedure aimed at rejuvenating the upper and lower eyelids to restore a youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. David T. Morwood, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Monterey, California, offers his expertise in answering frequently asked questions about eyelid rejuvenation.  

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, known medically as blepharoplasty, involves the removal or repositioning of skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure aims to correct drooping upper eyelids and remove under-eye bags in the lower eyelids, resulting in a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are individuals looking to correct excess skin and bags around their eyes due to aging, genetics, or lifestyle factors. Candidates should be in good general health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

How Should I Prepare for Eyelid Surgery?

Preparation for eyelid surgery involves a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Morwood. The doctor will review your medical history and discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. You may be advised to stop taking certain medications or supplements that can increase bleeding and should arrange for someone to drive you home post-surgery. Having a comfortable recovery space prepared in advance is always advised.

What Is the Procedure For Upper And Lower Eyelid Surgery?

The procedure for upper eyelid surgery typically involves making incisions along the natural crease of the eyelid to remove excess skin and fat. Lower eyelid surgery may involve incisions just below the lash line or inside the eyelid to remove or redistribute excess fat. Dr. Morwood uses precise techniques to minimize scarring and ensure natural-looking results.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from Eyelid Surgery?

Recovery from eyelid surgery varies among patients, but you can expect mild to moderate bruising and swelling for the first week or two. Dr. Morwood provides detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and may recommend cold compresses and elevation to help reduce swelling.

Are There Risks Associated With Eyelid Surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with eyelid surgery, including infection, bleeding, and changes in vision. Dr. Morwood’s expertise and careful surgical techniques significantly reduce these risks, ensuring patient safety and satisfaction.

How Long Do The Results Of Eyelid Surgery Last?

The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting, with many patients enjoying the benefits for years. While the procedure does not halt the aging process, it can significantly improve the appearance of the eyes and overall facial aesthetic. Diligent use of protective eyewear to protect delicate skin around the eyes from excessive sun exposure is always recommended.

Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Yes, eyelid surgery is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts, or skin resurfacing treatments for enhanced facial rejuvenation. Dr. Morwood can discuss the best approach to meet your aesthetic goals during your consultation.

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about upper and lower eyelid surgery and whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morwood. Contact us today to arrange your appointment and tour of our fully accredited ambulatory surgery center, where unparalleled expertise and top tier care converge for exceptional outcomes for your eyelid surgery in Monterey.

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