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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

In The San Francisco Bay Area

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD, our board-certified dermatologists are specially certified to perform Blelpharoplasty on both the upper and lower eyelid.

Why would someone need Blepharoplasty?

As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. This causes excess skin and fat to accumulate below and above your eyelids. The visible result of this can cause droopy upper eyelids, your eyebrows to sag, and more dramatic, puffy bags under your eyes. 

Experiencing any of this will make you look visibly older, tired, or even sad at times. If severe enough, it can start to negatively affect your peripheral vision as well.

What is Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed on those who are experiencing excess skin and fat on the upper eyelid. An incision is made in the upper eyelid fold where the excess skin and fat is removed or repositioned. In some procedures, we may need to tighten or correct underlying muscle tissue with sutures. Our team will hide incisions in natural folds and creases and close the incisions with sutures. 

What is Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to reduce the puffiness and bags under the eyes. We perform what is called trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty where the extra fat is removed through a small incision made through the inner surface of the eyelid. This produces no visible scar.

What are expectations for undergoing both types of Blepharoplasty?

For all blepharoplasty procedures, you’ll likely have sutures for the first full week of recovery. Most patients are able to return to normal daily activities in 10-14 days. All procedures are performed under local anesthesia in our operating rooms. 

It’s important to note that some patients that are seeking lower eyelid blepharoplasty might receive better results by using injectable filler in the cheek hollows. During your consultation at PotozkinMD, we will fully evaluate your concerns and educate you on all of your options.

Immediately after blepharoplasty, you may experience:

  • Mild discomfort or pain
  • Swelling and bruising around the eyes
  • A sensation of wet or dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Extreme sensitivity to light
  • Numbness

Our team will send you home with a detailed post-operative plan of care to help you have the most ease when it comes to your recovery. Instructions of how to dress your wounds will need to be strictly followed, and cold compresses are recommended. Protecting your eyes from sunlight until the healing process is complete is also extremely important.

Post-surgical swelling will reduce over time, and you can see full results within several weeks. It may take longer than this for the incisions to fully heal. Please note that because this is an elective cosmetic procedure, we do not bill insurance.

Many patients find that blepharoplasty makes a significant improvement in their overall appearance especially if they were dealing with severe excess skin and laxity. Correcting issues with your eyelids will give you a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

During your consultation, we will perform a detailed examination of your concerns and discuss all of your options in depth. We will walk you through every step of the procedure, so you know exactly what to expect from the recommended treatment approach. We strive to give you an extraordinary patient experience and are here for you throughout the process.

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“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Before and After
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Before and After

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
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