Eyelid Surgery in Winchester, VA

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What is Eyelid Surgery?

The eyes are an appealing component of the face that deserve to be visible; however, an excess of skin above or under the eyes can produce an aged look. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen offers eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. Countless Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa to correct sagging skin, leading to improved appearance — and sometimes function —of their eyes. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a more awakened appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you want to learn more about refreshing your eyes with an eyelid lift to remove excess skin, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karen at his practice in Winchester, VA.

Am I A Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery for both men and women. During your private consultation at Exclusively Faces, treatment options will be explained by Dr. Karen based on your symptoms that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates suffer from excess, drooping skin and folds on the upper eyelids or bulging skin below the bottom eyelids. These irregularities can cause vision impairment that may interfere with work, hobbies, and daily activities. For a refreshed, rejuvenated look, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelids or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to provide you with a softer, more youthful appearance and improved vision.

What Can I Expect from My Eyelid Surgery?

During an initial consultation with Dr. Karen, you'll discuss your desires and treatment options will be reviewed. Blepharoplasty can provide a more awake facial appearance if you have hanging skin over the eyelids or it can provide you with a younger-looking appearance if you have baggy skin under the eyelids. Depending on your particular treatment, some form of anesthesia will be provided. Upper eyelid surgery assists in diminishing the folds of skin that impair vision to produce a more appealing eyelid appearance. Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce bulging, bloated skin beneath the lower eyelid. Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. You may have some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but ice packs should help this. The results from eyelid surgery may last years; however, while the results are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be paired to help you maintain a youthful-looking appearance.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you're getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. Once your treatment plan has been developed in your consultation, Dr. Karen can then discuss estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled plastic surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Karen, rather than looking for the cheapest place. To make it easy for you to afford great results, Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa takes many payment methods, including low-interest financing.

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When hanging skin is compromising your vision, your health insurance might pay for part of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Karen in your initial consultation if you are considering using your insurance. Someone at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa can help you submit the required paperwork and information for your provider to consider your claim. In most cases, you will require a diagnosis from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that an eyelid lift will restore your vision.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift not only helps to rejuvenate your face, but it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your vision field expanding once loose skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It is also much easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup when your upper lid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes look brighter and fuller without a lot of makeup.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) may be better treated with a brow lift or facelift since the results of the blepharoplasty are confined to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be combined with a nonsurgical treatment such as BOTOX®, which can smooth wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume for a smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Karen will create your personal treatment plan to fit your goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures plus injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane®) can provide mild improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better for your needs. Once you have talked to Dr. Karen about your needs and goals, he will give you his suggestions for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also recommend combining both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for ideal results.

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An Awake and Youthful Appearance

If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of folds of skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags underneath your eyes, then eyelid surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa may be the answer for you. This surgery can allow you to look and feel younger and more alert while offering a beautiful answer to vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to contact our office in Winchester, VA to make a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen to have any questions about the surgery, cost, or realistic expectations answered.

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