Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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The eyes are the most captivating feature of your face. As we age, the skin above our eyes droops or sags over time, either making you look old and tired, or possibly even impairing your ability to see. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, surgically removes excess skin or fat above and below the eyes. This eliminates the tired or “hooding” affect of the eyes that develops with age. Blepharoplasty restores your youth, instantly making you look rested and years younger.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy men and women who do not suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions. Patients with an overactive thyroid gland may not qualify for eyelid surgery due to the increased risk of swelling and other problems around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is perfect for patients of any ethnicity who are seeking to reduce the appearance of aging around their eyes. Most often, candidates are patients whose vision becomes limited due to drooping skin of the upper eyelids. These patients are often told they “look tired” or “look angry” even when they are not.
Dr. Yu’s San Antonio Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is performed in the office using local anesthesia or under moderate sedation in an operating room. Small incisions are made in the natural creases of your eye. Dr. Yu then carefully removes excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The incisions are closed and the scars become practically invisible, healing in the natural creases of the eye.
The San Antonio blepharoplasty procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually one to two weeks, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first week or two after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-10 days. Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
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