Plastic Surgery Upper Eyelid Surgery Chicago
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Upper-eyelid surgery, also known as upper-blepharoplasty, is a facial procedure that can rejuvenate the appearance of saggy, wrinkled, and droopy upper-eyelids. Upper eyelids can begin to wrinkle and sag as a result of aging and other factors. At Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we have provided numerous men and women with natural-looking results from their upper-eyelid surgery in Chicago. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Laurie Casas has been expertly trained in the field of facial plastic surgery and can provide you with the personalized care you need.
Good Candidates for Upper-Eyelid Surgery
A candidate for eyelid surgery may have excess skin of the upper or lower eyelids leading to wrinkling, puffiness, bags, or impaired vision.
During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Casas what you would like to improve so that she can understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved. Dr. Casas will then recommend the procedure to best achieve your desired result.
How Upper-Eyelid Surgery is Performed
The incisions for the procedure are made along the natural creases of the upper eyelid. This ensures that once the incisions have fully healed any post-surgical marks are hidden so that the results look as natural as possible. Excess skin and small pockets of fat are removed, and any loose muscles are trimmed and tightened. The incisions are then sutured shut.
Recovering from Your Upper-Eyelid Surgery
After surgery, you should rest quietly with your head elevated to minimize elevations in blood pressure. Dr. Casas will teach you how to best apply cold compresses to your eyes, which need to be changed every thirty minutes for the first twenty-four hours. The initial swelling will subside within one to several weeks, and bruising typically disappears within one to one-and-a-half weeks. Stitches are usually removed within a week of surgery, but contact lenses typically should not be worn for two weeks after surgery. The majority of patients will be able to resume most of their normal non-aerobic activities within one week. Dr. Casas hides the surgical incisions within natural folds of the eyelids or even on the inside of the eyelid, virtually eliminating visible long-term scars.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.
The Cost of Upper Eyelid Surgery
The cost of your upper-eyelid surgery can vary based on several factors. During your consultation, Dr. Casas will ask about your goals for the procedure and carefully examine your upper eyelids to determine the best course of action for your procedure. She can let you know what the expected cost of your upper-eyelid surgery will be.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your upper-eyelid surgery in Chicago. Our team can help to rejuvenate the appearance of your upper-eyelids and restore the youthful beauty of your eyes and face.