Understanding blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

The eyes are one of our primary means of emotional communication, conveying everything from joy and delight to sadness and disappointment. The eyes are also among the areas of the face hardest hit by the aging process. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids to provide a rejuvenated appearance to the area surrounding your eyes. Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure treats:

  • Folds and disturbances in the natural contours of the upper eyelid caused by loose and sagging skin
  • Droopiness in the lower eyelids that reveal the white below the iris
  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids caused by excess fatty deposits
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid
  • Bags under the eyes

Am I a good candidate for the procedure?

Blepharoplasty in Saratoga Springs may be a good option for you if you are:

  • In good health, both physically and mentally with no major medical issues
  • In possession of realistic aesthetic goals for improvement rather than perfection
  • A non-smoker, or willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Free from serious eye conditions, or willing to have this confirmed by a medical doctor prior to surgery

Blepharoplasty Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

Beautiful, natural-looking results

Thanks to his highly conservative, nuanced technique, Dr. Ridha’s patients can enjoy organic-looking results that simply rejuvenate the appearance without the suggestion of surgical tampering. The eyes appear refreshed and radiant, giving the entire countenance a more youthful essence.

Call and make an appointment

Our dedicated, friendly staff can arrange for a consultation around the busiest schedules. This first visit is very important. You should come to your appointment focused on the matter at hand with a list of your expectations and concerns, as well as unguarded openness and honesty. Being up-front with Dr. Ridha is the key to a successful and safe procedure. With your active involvement, he can help you through every step of the process in confidence. Your first visit may include:

  • A candid talk about why you are considering eyelid surgery and what you hope to achieve
  • An evaluation of your general health and examination of your face, which may include photographs and taking measurements
  • Informative discussions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the surgical facility, how to prepare for surgery, and how to recover
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What can I expect?

You will go into surgery with a detailed plan created by yourself and Dr. Ridha. Surgeries are unique to every patient, but most include the following steps.

Eyelid surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery. Also, someone must be with you for at least the first night following surgery. The procedure is performed while you are sedated or under general anesthesia.

Depending on your unique procedure, incisions occur in one of three places: in the crease of the upper eyelid (to treat droopy conditions of the upper eyelid) or below the lower lash line or inside of the lower eyelid (to treat conditions of the lower eyelid). Incision lines are designed to conceal scars within the natural structures of the eyelid region. During the procedure, fat deposits may be repositioned and removed, muscles and tissue may be tightened, and excess skin may be removed.

Eyelid incisions are typically closed with removable and absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, and surgical tape. Surgical incisions must not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during healing. During recovery, you may have your eyes loosely covered with gauze, and you may need to apply lubricating ointment and cold compresses. Dr. Ridha provides easy-to-follow instructions to care for yourself after surgery, which include a follow-up visit.

The full results of your eyelid surgery appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery is expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Lifelong sun protection helps to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

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