Drooping. lax lids can make your eyes - and you - look more tired and worn out than you feel. Dr. Alessi specializes in providing state-of-the-art eyelid surgery for both upper and lower lids to help patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA, look their best.
Blepharoplasty is another word for eyelid surgery, including surgery of the upper and/or lower lids. As we age, our lids tend to sag as the skin loses its natural elasticity. Lifestyle factors such as significant sun exposure and smoking can also have an effect on the appearance and laxity of our lids. Blepharoplasty gently lifts lids and removes excess skin and fatty deposits to make eyes look more alert and less “droopy.”
Upper lid surgery involves the placement of tiny incisions in the creases of the lid so that excess tissue can be removed. Incision scars are hidden when the eyes are open. Lower lid surgery uses small incisions typically located just beneath the lower lash line to remove excess tissue. Many patients have both lids treated at the same time. Surgery is performed under sedation and can take from one to two hours, depending on whether one or both lids are treated.
Once surgery is over, compresses and ointment may be used to prevent infection and provide a “jump start” for the healing process. During the first week or two after your procedure, you may notice bruising, swelling and redness as well as minor irritation at the incision sites.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are those who have noticeable sagging or drooping of the eyelid skin – either the upper or lower lids – and who are in good health, without major illnesses or serious or chronic eye conditions. During your consultation with Dr. Alessi, be sure to provide a complete health history and discuss any eye conditions you may have such as dry eye syndrome or glaucoma.
Yes, eyelid surgery is frequently performed with other procedures to achieve a more youthful appearance of the entire face or the upper portion of the face. For instance, browlifts are often performed at the same time in many patients to help the eye area appear less tired and worn.
"Dr Alessi is FANTASTIC as a doctor and a wonderful person. Treats me with kindness and respect, is very soothing, and really tries to help."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Alessi for 5 years. I would never go to an other surgeon. I feel confident that my face is in the right hands."
"Upon meeting Dr. Alessi he was just like the rest of his staff. Warm and friendly and actually kind of funny. (one of the few) He explained everything thoroughly."
"I found Dr. Alessi to be a highly skilled physician, attentive to the patient, ie, myself in the pre-operative, post operative and surgical settings."
"My appearance is enhanced and my self esteem is better. I get compliments on my new look from my relatives and friends."
"I feel wonderful, like a new person since surgery. I cannot believe how good I look! Thank you so much Dr. Alessi."