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How to Plan for Eyelid Surgery in Northern Virginia

In order to achieve optimal blepharoplasty outcomes, it’s important for patients to be prepared and well-informed about all aspects of their eyelid surgery, from what to expect to the recovery process.

Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?

Women, men, and patients of all ages choose to undergo eyelid surgery for various reasons.

To start, blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to achieve a more open, alert, and youthful appearance, with little downtime and minimal scarring. In fact, many patients are surprised to learn that eyelid surgery can dramatically transform the way they look and feel, with such tiny scars.

In addition, eyelid surgery can safely and effectively address a wide-range of cosmetic and functional concerns, such as:

  • Tighten loose skin
  • Diminish puffy eye bags
  • Reduce upper lid hooding
  • Open space in the upper eyelid
  • Remove bulging lower eye fat pads
  • Remove excess skin
  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Create a double eyelid
  • Improve vision that has been impaired due to upper lid drooping

How to Plan for Eyelid Surgery in Northern Virginia

If you’re wondering how to plan for eyelid surgery in Northern Virginia, you can start by thoroughly researching the procedure and selecting a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in blepharoplasty.

Once you have chosen your surgeon and type of eyelid surgery, it’s important to follow all of your doctor’s pre- and post-operative instructions. Dr. Rostami and Dr. Naz will provide recommendations that are tailored to your specific surgical plan.

What to Expect from the Recovery Process?

The recovery process differs per patient. However, most patients are able to return to non-strenuous work 1 week after undergoing eyelid surgery.

Swelling will gradually decrease as you continue to heal, and applying cold compresses the first few days can be especially helpful.

While 90% of swelling subsides by 2 weeks, you should avoid any activities that increase ocular pressure, including bending, heavy lifting, sports, and working out for 2-3 weeks.

Request a Blepharoplasty Consult Today!

If you are considering eyelid surgery, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rostami and Dr. Naz.

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