Revitalize Your Eyes With Blepharoplasty In Washington, DC

The eyes are often considered the most important facial features for a person’s aesthetic appearance. After all, they’re usually the first place our attention is drawn when we’re talking, or when we meet someone new. So, if you’re experiencing drooping eyelid skin or noticeable bags beneath your eyes, it can significantly impact your appearance and how other people perceive you, not to mention your own self image. At Forman Plastic Surgery, we offer blepharoplasty to correct eyelid concerns and accentuate the natural beauty of your eyes.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Doing so improves the appearance of the eyes by making them look more youthful, refreshed, and vibrant. Blepharoplasty can also help improve vision in cases where sagging skin on the upper eyelids obstructs the line of sight.

Two Types of Blepharoplasty

When considering blepharoplasty, there are two main types: upper and lower blepharoplasty. The two types of eyelid surgery target different areas of the eyelids and offer distinct advantages.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, removes sagging skin and excess fat deposits on the upper eyelids. This surgery can help improve your vision and give you a more youthful appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid surgery, addresses bags and dark circles under the eyes while removing excess skin and smoothing wrinkles around the lower eyelids. This surgery can give your eyes a much more youthful appearance and eliminate the “tired eyes” look.

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Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty can offer several significant benefits to individuals seeking eye or eyelid rejuvenation, including the following:

  • More youthful-looking eyelids and eyes
  • Removal of excess eyelid skin, thus reducing drooping or hooded eyes
  • Reduction of bags and dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Improved field of vision
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Elimination of “tired eyes” or grouchy look
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
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Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Most adults looking to improve the appearance of their upper or lower eyelids are good candidates for eyelid surgery in Washington, DC. To be an ideal candidate for this popular  procedure, you should be in good health, have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure, and be a non-smoker.

What to Expect During the Blepharoplasty Procedure

If you're considering enhancing the beauty of your eyes through blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Washington, DC, the first step is a private consultation with Dr. Forman. During this consultation, he will examine the your eyelids and skin, and discuss your aesthetic goals. Based on your candidacy, Dr. Forman will guide you in choosing between upper or lower blepharoplasty, or both, as the optimal option for you. Together, you’ll create a treatment plan that includes the precise location of incisions and the type of anesthesia to be used.

The actual surgery is an outpatient procedure that will occur in our accredited on-site surgical center. Dr. Forman will delicately make small incisions along your upper or lower eyelids and then meticulously adjust the skin, tissue, and fat according to your personalized treatment plan. To reduce scarring, he will artfully close the incisions using sutures, leaving you with eyes that are both stunning and captivating.

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Recovery and Aftercare

After the blepharoplasty procedure, you will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your eyes. These symptoms are typical and should subside within a few days. Dr. Forman may prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort you’re experiencing. For the first week after your surgery, it’s essential to:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Apply cold compresses to your eyes to reduce swelling
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes

You should be able to return to work after 10 to 14 days, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for at least four to six weeks. You will also need to avoid wearing contact lenses for a few weeks.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Blepharoplasty in DC?

When you undergo eyelid surgery in DC, working with a qualified plastic surgeon is imperative for achieving optimal results and avoiding complications. Dr. Douglas Forman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who approaches every procedure with precision, attention to detail, and compassion. Dr. Forman is a highly respected cosmetic surgeon and a known leader in his field, and throughout his impressive career, he has frequently been recognized for his expertise and skill. While operating the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington, his practice was recognized as the “Best of North Bethesda Top Cosmetic Surgery Practice.” Additionally, Dr. Forman has been named a “Top Doctor” by US News and World Report for several years running. To learn more or schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman, contact our office today.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

Is blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

How long do blepharoplasty results last?

Can blepharoplasty correct ptosis?

What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

Is blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Upper blepharoplasty may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. This means that if your eyelids partially obstruct your vision, insurance may cover the cost of the procedure. However, if the surgery is purely cosmetic, insurance will not cover it.

How long do blepharoplasty results last?

The results of blepharoplasty can last for many years, but it’s important to note that the aging process will continue. So, although the effects of the surgery may last a long time, your eyelids will continue to age naturally.

Can blepharoplasty correct ptosis?

Blepharoplasty can sometimes correct ptosis, where the eyelid droops or falls. However, if the ptosis is severe, a different surgical procedure called ptosis repair may be necessary to correct it.

What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with blepharoplasty. The most common risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, and vision changes.

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