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Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in PittsburghTreatment For Natural-Looking More Youthful Eyes

Eyes are one of the most important features of your appearance. Loose skin over or under your eyes can make you look tired, sad, not alert, and older than you are.

With age, eyelids can begin to droop and sag. In addition, the natural fat that surrounds the eye can begin to bulge, become heavy, weigh down on top of your eyelid, and impair your vision.

Living with loose and weak eyelids doesn't have to be a reality anymore

Fortunately, you can get help for your droopy, baggy eyes from Dr. Roxana Barad with Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Blepharoplasty can both cosmetically and functionally reverse the natural drooping process around the eyes.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure where skin, muscle or fat around the eyes is removed or repositioned, creating a tighter look. This first part of the process is done by creating a small incision on the upper lid, where the natural crease occurs on the eyelid. The bottom skin is tightened by making a small incision right below the eyelashes, or through the moist skin of the bottom lid.

This procedure has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for both men and women.  Blepharoplasty is an extremely effective way to take years off of your face. Tightening the skin, muscles, and fat around the eyes will make you feel rejuvenated and youthful.

Harvard-trained; Dr. Barad is a board certified Oculoplastic Surgeon and has extensive advanced knowledge regarding eyelid rejuvenation. She has performed hundreds of blepharoplasty surgeries and is also an expert on non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation using today’s injectables and fillers.

Causes of Baggy Eyelids

Heredity and age-related changes such as loss of skin elasticity and stretched skin, sun damage, and smoking all contribute to changes in eyelid skin, muscle, and fat deposits that result in baggy eyelids.

With age, in particular, your eyelid skin stretches and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat and skin may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids, and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes also can impair your vision.

Surgical Procedure Doesn’t Require Hospital Stay or General Anesthesia

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscles and fat. During the procedure, Dr. Barad makes incisions along the natural folds in the skin so that as they heal, they become difficult or impossible to see.

The procedure typically takes anywhere between one and two hours and is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgery is done at our state-of-the-art surgical center.

Post surgery, the eye area may be bruised and swollen for about two weeks and there may be mild aching or burning. These symptoms can usually be controlled simply with cold compresses, upright positioning and mild analgesics such as Tylenol.

Dr. Barad and the team at the Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center review the procedure, pre-op and post-op concerns extensively with you during your consultation. Our goal is to provide you the look you desire as safely and painlessly as possible.

Functional vs. Cosmetic Surgery

Eyelid problems are common, even in younger people. Correcting eyelid problems that interfere with your vision is considered functional surgery and may be covered by insurance. When eyelid surgery is performed for purely cosmetic reasons, it is not covered by insurance. In some cases, blepharoplasty may be partially covered for the functional component, but not the cosmetic intent. We will be happy to answer your specific questions.

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