Revitalize Your Eyes With Blepharoplasty in Thousand Oaks

Sometimes referred to as “the gateways to the soul,” the eyes tend to be the very first thing we notice when we meet someone new. Unfortunately, as we get older, our eyes and the surrounding area tend to display unsightly signs of aging. These can include puffy bags and dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, and drooping eyelids, and they can often make us look perpetually tired or significantly older than we truly are. To combat these imperfections and help our patients restore the youthful, vibrant appearance of their eyes, we at Elevate Plastic Surgery offer a procedure called blepharoplasty.

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What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids and eyes. This procedure can address sagging skin, wrinkles, and bags under the eyes to create a more rested and youthful facial appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is typically performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. This can improve the appearance of droopy or hooded eyelids and create a more alert and youthful look. During the procedure, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids, allowing for discreet scarring.

Lower eyelid surgery is often performed to address dark circles or puffy bags under the eyes. This procedure involves making an incision just below the lower lash line or on the inside of the eyelid, allowing for the removal or repositioning of fat deposits. In some cases, excess skin may also be removed.

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Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a powerful procedure that can offer both cosmetic and functional benefits, including the following:

  • More rested, alert-looking eyes
  • A more youthful and energized facial appearance
  • Removal of puffy bags or dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved field of vision
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • Reduced eyelid drooping
  • Improved self-confidence

What to Expect During Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Before you undergo blepharoplasty, you'll have a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar to discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations for the procedure. The doctor will examine your eyes and eyelids and talk with you about your different treatment options. You'll also be asked about your medical history and any medications you're taking to ensure that you're a good candidate for the procedure, and Dr. Rahgozar will answer any questions you may have. Your eyelid surgery in Thousand Oaks will be performed as an outpatient procedure using either local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia.

To begin, Dr. Rahgozar will make small incisions in the natural creases of your upper or lower eyelids to carefully remove excess skin, fat, and/or muscle. The incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical glue.

Immediately following your surgery, our team will monitor you in a recovery room for up to a few hours. After that, you can return home, but you’ll need someone else to drive you. Ideally, a friend or family member should also stay with you for the first night or two of your recovery.

What Is the Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?

You will likely need approximately one to two weeks of rest and recovery at home after your blepharoplasty procedure. During this time, you’ll need to avoid wearing contact lenses or eye makeup. You may experience mild swelling, bruising, or discomfort; Dr. Rahgozar can prescribe pain medication as needed, and you can reduce the swelling by sleeping with your head elevated.

While recovering, you can ensure that the healing process goes smoothly by doing the following:

  • Maintaining a nutritious diet
  • Staying hydrated
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Periodically taking light walks
  • Immediately contact Dr. Rahgozar if you notice any unusual symptoms

After one or two weeks, you’ll feel well enough to gradually resume your normal routine and return to work. That said, you shouldn’t participate in strenuous physical activity for at least three to four weeks.

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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Blepharoplasty in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, we believe in treating our patients with respect, compassion, and high-quality, personalized care. At our clinic, we offer a diverse selection of modern cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, all of which are administered by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar, a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon. With extensive training at several top institutions and years of experience, Dr. Rahgozar has refined his surgical techniques, allowing him to consistently deliver transformative results without sacrificing the patient’s natural appearance. Our advanced treatments are designed not to drastically change the way you look but to subtly enhance and elevate your natural beauty. If you’re ready to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rahgozar, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Adults who would like to reduce signs of aging around their eyes and eyelids could be good candidates for our eyelid surgery in Thousand Oaks. The procedure is often a great option for individuals dealing with puffy bags or dark circles under the eyes or sagging upper eyelids caused by excess skin or tissue.

Blepharoplasty is typically performed on patients who are over the age of 35. This is because the skin around the eyes tends to lose elasticity and become more prone to sagging as we age. However, there is no upper age limit for blepharoplasty. It is important that ideal candidates for the surgery are in good physical health, not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and non-smokers.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

Will my health insurance cover the cost of blepharoplasty?

How long does eyelid surgery take?

What is the expected longevity of the results from blepharoplasty?

Will my health insurance cover the cost of blepharoplasty?

Most health insurance policies do not cover the cost of blepharoplasty, as it is generally considered a cosmetic procedure. However, if the procedure is deemed medically necessary due to obstructed vision caused by sagging eyelids, your insurance may cover some or all of the costs.

How long does eyelid surgery take?

On average, blepharoplasty takes around one to two hours to complete. However, this can vary depending on the type of eyelid surgery being performed and the specifics of the patient’s treatment plan.

What is the expected longevity of the results from blepharoplasty?

The results of blepharoplasty can last for up to 10 years or longer. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting your skin from sun damage can help prolong the results.

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