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Our eyes convey the emotion and meaning behind the words we speak. Beautiful, expressive eyes are assets worth taking care of. Puffy pockets of fat and droopy or sagging eyelid skin have an aging effect that can make you look tired or angry and affect the way you express yourself to others. Board-certified plastic surgeon Kouros Azar, M.D., offers eyelid surgery in Thousand Oaks to help Simi Valley, Westlake Village, and Newbury Park women and men restore a well-rested and refreshed look. If you are wondering if eyelid surgery is right for you, request a consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073, and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
When skillfully performed by Dr. Azar, eyelid surgery can have a subtle yet significant effect on your eyes. This procedure can renew the eye area in a variety of ways, which include:
Eyelid surgery tightens and lifts saggy-looking eyelid skin and can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids.
The procedure may also include removing or redistributing fat beneath the skin, giving the eye area a tighter, less puffy, and more youthful appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed separately or simultaneously using local or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes between one and three hours. Dr. Azar will need to do a complete history and physical exam of the eye and eyelids to determine the best procedure for you. Thousand Oaks eyelid surgery provider, Dr Azar may also discuss your goals and if making the eyes look more awake or open, he may discuss a browlift procedure to be done at the same time to achieve what you are looking for. This can be done with natural results and not a “surprised look”, please see the browlift section of the website.
Look Refreshed and Awake
In addition to achieving a more youthful appearance, patients who have had eyelid surgery may experience other benefits, such as improved vision and a reduction in headaches. Depending on which procedure(s) you choose, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed in under an hour under local anesthesia, significantly reducing your recovery time. A more complicated eyelid surgery procedure will require general anesthesia. Overall, this is a relatively simple procedure with minimal discomfort or pain to the surgical site. Usually, the only pain a patient will experience during eyelid surgery is from the anesthesia shot if done awake.
Look Better, See Better, Feel Better
Non-smokers with drooping or puffy skin in lower eyelids or hooded, heavy-looking, or asymmetrical upper eyelids make great candidates for this procedure. In addition, if you experience headaches due to problems with your vision—you may benefit more than cosmetically alone—and may be a great candidate for eyelid surgery. Severe cases of eyelid drooping with very loose lower eyelids may require additional procedures to tighten the lower eyelid. This will be determined by Dr. Azar at the time of your consultation
Life-Changing Results, Fast
Eyelid surgery usually involves the removal or adjustment of the eyelid skin, muscle, and fat. It can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids or both. For the upper eyelids, Incisions are concealed along the crease of the upper eyelids The incisions are closed, leaving only very thin scars that will fade over time.
When correcting the lower eyelids, Dr. Azar uses the transconjunctival technique, where he removes the pockets of fat that cause puffy under-eye bags through an incision inside the lower eyelids. Some of the lower eyelid fat may also be repositioned (orbital fat repositioning) to treat hollowing of the inner aspect of the tear trough or lower eyelid volume loss. When appropriate, Dr. Azar combines the procedure with a pinch eyelid surgery, which removes a “pinch” of skin along the lower lash line. This technique reduces skin laxity under the eyes. Dr. Azar prefers the pinch technique over other types of lower eyelid surgery because it does not impact the eyelid supporting structures and keeps the eyes looking natural.
Experience the Rejuvenation You Deserve
Some Westlake Village eyelid surgery patients may experience swelling and bruising for a week after the procedure. You should limit strenuous exercise during this time and wear sunglasses to protect the eyes as the skin heals. Most people find the swelling and bruising decrease enough to feel comfortable going out in public about 10 to 14 days after the procedure.
A Refreshed Outlook
Eyelid surgery can give a more youthful, tight appearance to the skin around the eyes, helping you look refreshed and alert. eyelid surgery incisions are minimal and difficult to detect once healed because of their location in the creases of the skin. Dr. Azar will provide personalized aftercare instructions to help you achieve and maintain the procedure results.
Get Ready to Look Your Best
Call our office at (805) 373-7073 to schedule a consultation and find out if eyelid surgery is right for you. All surgeries are performed by Dr. Kouros Azar, MD, at his high-quality, accredited surgery center in Thousand Oaks. Treating patients like family by maintaining close communication throughout the process, Dr. Azar and his well-trained, compassionate staff have been recognized for their top-notch care before, during, and after surgery.
Eyelid surgery can be performed using local anesthesia, so the only pain you’ll feel is from the anesthesia shot itself. There may be some pain or swelling following the procedure, which will diminish in a few days.
While complications are rare, the anatomy of the eye is delicate, and there is a risk of injury to muscles, nerves, and eyelashes.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.