Restore youthful expression to your eyes through this simple surgery
Drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes, impaired peripheral vision… all of these are symptoms of aging. Dermatochalasis can occur in younger patients as well, and is frequently a genetic problem that one sees when looking at their parents. Dermatochalasis refers to the redundant and lax eyelid skin and muscle that creates a baggy eye appearance. These visual cues create an impression of fatigue, stress and even sadness. In some cases, drooping eyelid skin can actually impede vision and make simple tasks such as driving difficult. Dr. Joshua Lampert has performed thousands of hours of surgery on the face and has earned the trust and gratitude of his many patients who now have a refreshed youthful appearance. With his vast experience, he performs among the best eyelid surgery Miami has available.
Eyelid surgery is becoming one of the most popular procedures performed by board certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Lampert. This is due to the fact that many people notice early signs of aging in the eyes causing a loss of youthful expression and facial vitality.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, treats puffiness, protruding fat pads, and sagging in the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid. Surgery can also be performed to create a crease in the upper eyelid for Asian patients. This can also create a more open eye and improve vision in some cases.
Upper Eyelid Surgery – Correcting Vision, Restoring Youthful Expression
Upper eyelid surgery addresses the sagging skin, fat and muscle of the upper eyelid that can impair vision. Proper surgical technique creates the aesthetic open eye that is associated with youth. A natural, rejuvenated appearance is the goal. In this surgery, Dr. Lampert makes a small incision along the natural folds in the eyelid. Through this incision, excess fatty tissue will be removed and the soft tissue will be tightened. Excess skin will be removed and the incision will be carefully closed. Scars are well hidden in the natural eyelid crease.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Removing the pouches that form under the eyes is the chief benefit of lower eyelid surgery. The lower lid can also droop and this can be corrected by tightening the muscles in the lower lid.
An incision is made either behind the lid or under a natural fold on the exterior of the lid, just below the eyelashes. Scarring is invisible if the incision is done on the interior surface of the lid (or transconjunctival). This transconjunctival technique is best when the patient has mostly redundant and herniating fat pads. When the patient has significant excess skin, a well-hidden incision is placed on the lower eyelid in a natural crease just below the eyelash margin. This typically results in a virtually undetectable scar on the lower lid in a natural crease when fully healed. If there is also discoloration, or darkened skin on the lower eyelid, surgery will not address that problem. However, judicious surgical removal of excess fat can improve the dark bag appearance and restore a natural, refreshed and more youthful eye. For skin pigment issues, Dr. Lampert in Miami can recommend additional procedures to help minimize or eliminate the discoloration.
Before & Afters
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If there is no crease in the upper eyelid, a surgical procedure can create the crease in the lid which will make the eye appear more open and expressive. This surgery is more popular with Asian patients, but many find their appearance will be enhanced through creating a definite crease in the upper lid.
Blepharoplasty is among Miami’s top cosmetic procedures
Eyelid surgery, also called an eye lift, is a relatively fast and simple surgery that is performed on an outpatient basis. Depending on the severity, some cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia and mild sedation such as Valium. Patients requiring more extensive procedures may require greater anesthesia.
If doing upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time, Dr. Lampert will typically do the upper lids first and then finish with the lower lids.
Patients can return home a few hours post-surgery to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
Patients will experience some swelling and bruising, but in most cases it is minimal. Using ice packs or ice gauze on a regular basis will greatly reduce swelling and aid healing. Dry eyes can be a concern during the weeks following surgery. Dr. Lampert will recommend the right type of eye drops to use if this is a problem. There is typically little pain connected with his Miami blepharoplasty patients which is easily controlled with pain medication.
Products that have a tendency to promote bleeding (usually those containing ibuprofen) are not recommended. Patients should avoid heavy lifting and strain postoperatively. Patients should also stay away from alcohol and should not smoke for a period recommended by Dr. Lampert. This is to promote proper blood circulation so that healing is accomplished quickly and without complications. In the interest of delivering the best eyelid surgery Miami has available, Dr. Lampert will thoroughly observe your entire recovery process.
During your consultation with Dr. Lampert, you will experience a conversation with someone who is clearly interested in you and your image goals. In an effort to deliver among the best plastic surgery Miami has available, Dr. Lampert is dedicated to creating a warm, sensitive and nurturing environment. His patients feel confident they will enhance their appearance and feel comfortable discussing their cosmetic goals.
Dr. Lampert tasks himself with ensuring his patients are aware of all their options and the expected outcome of each. He feels strongly that his patients should not feel rushed when speaking with him or at any time they are in his care. He often sees patients several times before they decide on a procedure. He understands there is a trust factor when choosing a plastic surgeon, and believes strongly in establishing a strong relationship before any procedure is chosen.