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By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
October 29, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

Find out how corrective eyelid surgery works and how it can improve the shape of your eyelids.

Blepharoplasty might sound like a mouth full but it’s just a medical term for eyelid surgery. This cosmetic procedure is used for improving blepharoplastythe shape of your eyelids. Of course, we understand that you may have questions regarding this procedure and whether it’s right for you. From the office of our Winston-Salem, NC, facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs, here are some questions that are heard most often regarding this aesthetic treatment.

Why is blepharoplasty performed?

If our Winston-Salem, NC, facial cosmetic surgeons have performed an evaluation and determined that you have eyelid ptosis, in which the eyelids hang or droop then this corrective eyelid surgery may be the ideal treatment option for you. During blepharoplasty, our surgeons will remove excess tissue from the eyelids.

If eyelashes are dropping, then anchor blepharoplasty is an upper eyelid surgery that can help correct this type of eyelid ptosis.

What should I expect from treatment?

During the procedure, you will be under conscious sedation, which means that you may not remember any part of the procedure but you can still cooperate during surgery. This is important because the eyelids will need to be able to open and close during surgery, otherwise this can affect the results of this cosmetic surgery. This is why general anesthesia is not used for this simple procedure.

The procedure usually takes about one hour. During this procedure, a small incision is made at the crease near the upper eyelid. From there, some skin, muscle and fat are removed before the area is stitched up.

If you are getting blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid, then the incision will be made under the eyelashes so it’s less visible. From there, fat is removed and the skin and muscles are tightened before stitching the area.

Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

If you are dealing with unilateral or bilateral drooping or sagging eyelids that affect your appearance or obstruct your vision then blepharoplasty could be the ideal treatment option for you.

Do you have questions about getting blepharoplasty? Do you want to find out whether or not this is the right cosmetic option for improving your appearance? If so, the facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC, are ready to help.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
May 24, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

They say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul and your window to the world. They also play a significant role in the way your face appears to the world. The facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC offer a procedure called blepharoplasty, which improves the way your eyes look. Find out more about blepharoplasty and how it can help restore youth and vitality to your facial features.


What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is better known as eyelid surgery or an eyelift. It fixes eyelids that droop or sag at the edges, puffy eyelids, and problems with excess skin around the eyes. It is a surgery that can usually be done under local anesthesia in your facial plastic surgeon's office—your surgeon will make just a few incisions to remove excess fat or skin, and add a few stitches to begin the healing process. This procedure can also be performed along with other facial surgeries, like a face or brow lift.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Sometimes sagging skin, lines, or wrinkles around the eyes could be the cause of what is making your face look older. Blepharoplasty is a relatively simple procedure that can make significant changes in the way you look. The procedure is minimally invasive and probably won't require you to take too much time off from work. The healing process is relatively quick and the results are long-lasting.

What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your Winson-Salem, NC facial plastic surgeon will need to do a full review of your medical history before performing any plastic surgery. You’ll talk about your goals, and decide whether you want to just do blepharoplasty or if you would like to include other facial procedures. Your facial plastic surgeon will let you know if you need upper or lower eyelid surgery (or both) to achieve your desired appearance.

A More Youthful Appearance with One Procedure 
If you're looking for a change in your facial appearance, a blepharoplasty may be just the thing you need to look more youthful and attractive. Call 336-716-4000 today to schedule an appointment at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs can help you “put your best face forward” this year.



By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
February 02, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

Blepharoplasty is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed to rejuvenate a patient’s eyelids. It is often done to reduce the skin Blepharoplastythat has started to sag around the eye and to improve the appearance in this area. Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery perform blepharoplasty to modify both the upper and lower eyelids.  

Reasons Why Someone Opts for Blepharoplasty Surgery

There are several reasons why someone may opt for blepharoplasty including:

  • Puffy eyelids that result in dark circles
  • Excess/loose eyelid skin
  • Heavy/droopy eyelids that make seeing difficult

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis with a combination of both local anesthesia and sometimes IV sedation. Recovery is usually minimal except some swelling and bruising around the eyes. Some patients do request pain medication, though most patients feel considerably better after a few days. Stitches either dissolve on their own or are removed a few days following surgery, and patients are usually back to work and daily activities within 7-10 days.

To learn more about blepharoplasty, or to schedule a consultation at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery, please call (336) 716-4000.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
January 29, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

It is common knowledge that as we age our skin loses elasticity. However, did you know that even your eyelids lose their elasticity? Droopy eyelids can affect more than just your confidence; vision can suffer as well. Luckily, with help from facial plastic surgeons at Blepharoplasty Wake Forest Baptist Health in Clemmons, NC, you can improve this condition with blepharoplasty.

What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as an “eyelid lift”, is a procedure to remove excess skin on the eyelids. Though the eyelid is not necessarily lifted, the end result provides a younger look with tighter skin, giving the eyelid a lifted appearance. Most patients undergoing this procedure are back to their daily life within 7 to 10 days. Healing is generally complete after two weeks.

What does blepharoplasty treat? 
Blepharoplasty can be used to treat various conditions, such as:

  • droopy eyelids
  • extra skin over the eyelid which interferes with peripheral vision
  • bags under the eyes
  • drooping skin under the eye causing the white part of the eye under the iris to show

The Procedure
Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will not be required to stay in the hospital overnight. This procedure can be done in the office with numbing medicine or using a twilight anesthesia in one of our certified operating rooms. The procedure is usually completed in under 90 minutes.

After surgery, you may experience temporary blurred vision, watery eyes, sensitivity and some swelling or bruising. If you wear contacts, you should wear glasses for at least two weeks after surgery. Cool compresses help reduce swelling. Follow your doctor’s instructions for applying prescription ointments or drops.

For more information on blepharoplasty, please contact your facial plastic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Clemmons, NC. Call (336) 716-4000 to schedule your appointment for a consultation today!