Are you tired of always looking tired? Let Dr. Emily Pollard brighten your look with blepharoplasty. Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia, Pollard Plastic Surgery offers blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to patients who wish to get rid of their sagging, puffy eyelids.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, uses the latest technology to reduce the excess muscle, fat, and skin around the eye to correct drooping upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. The first step in your eyelid surgery procedure, or blepharoplasty, is to meet with Dr. Pollard so that she can examine your eyelids and propose the best possible solution. She may discuss several factors with you, such as puffiness, loose skin, and fatty deposits. During your consultation, share with Dr. Pollard any other eye problems that you are experiencing, such as irritation that may be caused by skin rubbing against your eyelashes.
After examining your eyes, Dr. Pollard may recommend upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. Upper eyelid surgery is recommended for patients who have excess skin and fat above their eyes. Pouches beneath your eyes, puffiness, and a lumpy appearance are some of the cosmetic concerns that are addressed by lower eyelid surgery.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Philadelphia, PA?
In following our guiding beliefs and practices, we recognize that every patient has unique needs. As such, the cost of blepharoplasty varies by patient. We will review the total cost of your procedure during your consultation appointment and are happy to offer financing options including CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you afford the cost of your blepharoplasty. We also have regular specials that allow you the opportunity to save money on your favorite products and services.
What are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery not only makes you look better, but the procedure can also help you feel less tired while reading and watching television. The weight of your upper eyelids can fatigue your eye muscles, and you may not have even noticed how much energy you exert to keep your eyes open. Eyelid surgery is not intended to reduce certain signs of aging, such as crow’s feet and other wrinkles around your eyes. The procedure will not address dark circles or restore your brow area. Dr. Pollard may recommend eyelid surgery in conjunction with a brow lift, facelift, and skin rejuvenation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
During your consultation, you and Dr. Pollard determine if eyelid surgery is right for you. She describes the technique that suits your case, including the type of anesthesia that is required. Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are in good general health and wish to refresh the look of their saggy, puffy eyes.
The typical recovery period for upper and lower blepharoplasty lasts about six weeks. During this time, patients experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness around their treated areas. This is normal and side effects typically resolve on their own within the six-week recovery period. Dr. Pollard and her team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions following your blepharoplasty to ensure you have a quick and comfortable recovery period.
Patients we see come in for blepharoplasty are typically 30-years-old or older. That being said, any patient between ages 18 and 65 who is in good general health may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. If you’re interested in receiving upper or lower eyelid surgery, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard. She’ll be happy to sit down with you and determine whether blepharoplasty is right for you.
Your blepharoplasty procedure with Dr. Emily Pollard will not be painful as she will use a local anesthetic to numb the area throughout your procedure. Following your blepharoplasty, your eyes and surrounding areas will be sore and bruised. This is normal and typically resolves on its own within one to two weeks of treatment. Dr. Pollard and her team will provide you with detailed pain management instructions in a post-operative care packet following your procedure to ensure you have a comfortable recovery.
Blepharoplasty may not be right for patients who suffer from chronic dry eyes, hypertension, circulation disorders, thyroid disease, diabetes, or heart disease. If you are interested in receiving upper or lower eyelid surgery and do suffer from one of these conditions, we encourage you to come in and talk to Dr. Emily Pollard about alternative options that may better suit your needs.
While there is no defined amount of times you can receive blepharoplasty, most of our patients only need to undergo the procedure one time to achieve their desired results. These results can further be maintained with the help of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments like Botox®.
Dr. Emily Pollard is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Her services have improved the lives of people from in and around Philadelphia. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of plastic surgery or skin rejuvenation, Dr. Pollard and her professional team will accommodate your needs. Call 610-674-0779 today to schedule your initial consultation!