Your eyes are the window to your soul, and an exceptionally attractive facial feature. It can be a sad day when you see your eyelid skin begin to droop and sag, and your face losing its vital, fresh appearance. Your eyelid skin is very fine and delicate, and constantly exposed to the elements.

Unfortunately, the eyelids are often one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. Eyelid surgery, when performed by a top surgical professional, can restore a more youthful look – and appear totally natural, rather than “worked-on.” With the skill and experience Dr. Egrari has, you will get that youthful and natural look with your eyelid surgery in Seattle.


Who is a candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.

If you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.

If you have Asian eyelids and want to create a defined eyelid crease as an enhancement.

If you have lost the definition of your upper eyelid crease.

If you have puffy pouches of fat in lower lids along with tear troughs that create a tired and aged appearance.


Intended Results

  • A more alert and rested appearance to the eyes.
  • A natural, youthful, fresh appearance of the eyes.
  • Widening of visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
  • Our eyelid surgery in Bellevue does not remove or erase all wrinkle lines, but softens them so they are less apparent.
Eyelid Surgery Seattle

Cosmetic VS. Functional Blepharoplasty

  • Cosmetic blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery performed to improve your appearance.
  • Drooping eyelid can impair your vision. Daily activities like driving can become more difficult or even dangerous.
  • Over time, age and other factors can contribute to wrinkling and sagging of the skin around the eyes, significantly aging your face.
  • Excess skin causing folds around the eyelids can lead to irritation, muscle strain, or difficulty when wearing glasses.
  • Some cosmetic issues can be genetic, like skin elasticity or fat pockets around the eyes.
  • In both cases, blepharoplasty is used to reduce excess skin and fat near the eyes and improve the scope of vision.
  • Functional blepharoplasty is when eyelid surgery is performed for medical reasons.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure Description

  • The operation is done on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia.
  • A unique eyelid surgical procedure is often done to the lower lids by repositioning and re-draping the fat. This reduces the tear trough and maintains the youthful lid-cheek junction.
  • The incisions are made where the natural crease falls in the upper lids and below the lash lines in the lower lids. Dr. Egrari’s advanced surgical techniques and strategic incision placement will reduce your possibility of visible scarring. Once healed, your scars will be practically imperceptible.
  • A re-suspension and tightening of the lower lids (canthopexy) is commonly done during lower lid rejuvenation.
  • Excess fat and skin are judiciously removed. Blepharoplasty requires precision and experience to only remove enough skin to eliminate drooping eyelids but retain functionality, because the skin still needs to be lax enough to move as you look around, and the enhancement should appear natural, not pulled or “surprised.”
  • Laser skin resurfacing can be used to tighten the remaining skin laxity and enhance the final look.
  • If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
  • Once your procedure is complete, you will be monitored briefly at our clinic before going home to rest and recover.
Eyelid Surgery in Bellevue

Recovery After Eyelid Surgery:

  • Any sutures placed during your eyelid surgery in Seattle will be absorbable, or removed within 5 days.
  • Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
  • Though your symptoms will be mild and manageable, you should avoid strenuous activities or actions would cause pressure or an accidental bump near your eyes.
  • Bruising will last up to one week and swelling will progressively disappear over several weeks. Symptoms can also be controlled using a cold pack for a few minutes at a time every few hours you are awake.
  • Eyeglasses can be worn immediately after surgery, but you should refrain from wearing contacts until you have healed and can comfortably place them.
  • Eye makeup can be used shortly after sutures are removed.
  • The amount of reduced skin and fat will become apparent over the next few weeks, and you will begin to notice a more youthful, vital look that appears fully natural.

What to expect after Eyelid Surgery

  • Once your incisions have healed, you can enjoy your rested and alert appearance.
  • Most patients are extremely satisfied with their results and look younger than they did before surgery.
  • You will likely experience a reduction in skin irritation, better eye functionality, and glasses may fit better.
  • Though the impressive results of our eyelid surgery in Bellevue can last 10 years or more, it does not stop the aging process. However, your results will be long term.

Other options and Information about Eyelid Surgery

  • Our skilled plastic surgeon is committed to producing results that you can enjoy for many years to come.
  • The artistic elements of eyelid surgery have undergone a tremendous evolution in the past few years. Sometimes less is better. Every effort is made to re-create your youthful look without an unnatural or strange appearance that can result from over-aggressive eyelid surgery. Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Egrari is known for his artistic approach to this procedure, and his beautiful results.
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information on eyelid lift at http://www.plasticsurgery.org

Blepharoplasty in Seattle

If you are living with the signs of aging around your eyes that make you look significantly older or are creating vision problems, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery in Seattle. Dr. Egrari has been in practice for almost 20 years and is dedicated to producing beautiful, high quality results in eyelid surgery, performed at his stunning Bellevue surgery center, where the focus is upon patient safety and comfort – and results.

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