Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 4

Question: Is it preferable to have eyelid surgery (upper, lower blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift) after I’m done nursing?
Answer: It is probably best to wait at least 3 to 4 months postpartum before looking to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery.A full set ofUpper and lower eyelids photographs Are required to make A determination about how best to proceed.

Question: Am I a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery? 
Answer: A conservative skin only upper eyelid surgery can accomplish, lifting the crease on your upper lids, especially on your right side, where your more hooded. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, and usually takes about 30 minutes.

Question: Do you have any advice please as I am going to get a facelift and under eye fat removal? 
Answer: It’s very important to look at your prospective surgeon’s before and after facelift and eyelid photo Gallery to ensure that you’re going to get a great result. Big hospital systems tend to concentrate on reconstructive plastic surgery, so it’s important to find out how much elective cosmetic facelift and eyelid surgery that your plastic surgeon is performing on a routine basis. It’s best to make appointments with three busy facelift surgeons and then make your decision.

Question: What sort of eye procedures would I benefit from? 
Answer: The picture that you’ve sent is rather blurry,so makes it very difficult to make a determination about how best to proceed. It appears that your upper eyelid skin is rather hooded and resting on your eyelashes, therefore consider an upper blepharoplasty procedure which can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Question: Mini facelift: what does it include and cost?
Answer: A mini facelift lift tends to give mini results, and we rarely ever perform them. A mini lift does not include any work in the neck. In our practice, the goal of a lower face and neck lift is to tighten loose facial and neck skin, tighten loose facial and neck muscles, lift the jowls, and remove fat deposits in the neck, which also includes a platysma plasty. Regarding your eyelids, upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty are two different procedures. All of these can be combined when necessary. A full set of photographs would be required to make a determination about being a candidate for these three procedures.

Question: I just turned 50, is it time for an eyelid lift? 
Answer: The photograph is rather limited, however it does appear that there’s excess and loose skin on your upper lids for which an upper blepharoplasty procedure can improve the hooded look.

Question: Would a lower blepharoplasty help my bags? 
Answer: Yes, a lower blepharoplasty performed through a trans-conjunctival approach can accomplish removal of the fat bags creating the puffy look. Two very small incisions are made on the inside of the eyelid, and those fat bags are removed. At age 40, you should not need any tightening of the skin from the outside. Choose your surgeon wisely based on extensive experience producing natural results.

Question: Would I benefit from upper eyelid surgery? 
Answer: From the one limited frontal photograph, you have very mild extra skin on your upper lids. Your right eye is worse than your left because your right eyebrow is lower than your left eyebrow. A very conservative skin only upper blepharoplasty under local anesthesia could give you some improvement. If you’re complaining of eyelid droopiness, it’s important to make sure you don’t have any ptosis present.

Question: What is causing my upper eyelids to be droopy? Would I need surgery or are there less invasive options? 
Answer: The picture demonstrates excess skin on the upper eyelids known as dermatochalasis. The skin appears to be resting on your eyelashes, therefore you are great candidate for upper eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure takes about 30 minutes and involves removing excess skin on the upper eyelids to rejuvenate them. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.

Question: Lower face and neck deep plane face lift vs full face and neck? 
Answer: If you have had radiation to your neck, you would not be a candidate for any type of neck work in our practice due to the poor healing after the radiation itself. If that’s the case, then you should just perform a facelift without any neck surgery. You can also consider doing your upper eyelids as well, but only if they’ve are bothering you. It does not appear that you need a brow lift.

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