What are Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery) Options?

What are Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery) Options?

Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Surgery | Plastic Surgery | Northern VirginiaEyes constitute a prominent feature of the face from an aesthetic point of view. If the eyes appear droopy, tired, angry or weary, the overall appearance of the face may look fatigued, old or tired. Therefore, an aesthetic procedure for the eyes to rejuvenate their appearance can have a dramatic positive impact for the entire face. Blepharoplasty, popularly known as eyelid lift surgery, can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both, depending on the unique needs of a patient.

The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts is a state of the art facility for a range of latest, proven and safe facial surgery procedures, including eyelid lift surgery. The practice is headed by Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V), who is an eminent board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. V provides upper and lower blepharoplasty and other procedures to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Types of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty can be broadly classified into upper, lower and functional eyelid surgeries. Droopy eyelids are the leading cause why most patients seek these procedures. However, some patients may require blepharoplasty to remove ptosis, which may affect one or both the eyes. Ptosis may occur by birth or when the edge of the eyelid margin falls from its natural position due to aging, sun exposure, gravitational pull or other factors.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid surgery is designed to elevate the upper eyelid marginally in case loose skin is causing it to droop. An incision will be marked within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and will extend beyond the outer corner into other creases. The surgeon will remove loose skin and fatty tissue through the incision in order to reduce upper eyelid puffiness.

Patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure from Dr. V.

Lower Blepharoplasty

The surgeon may perform lower eyelid surgery using the transconjunctival technique, which will involve an incision placed inside the lower eyelid. Excess skin and fat will be removed or the fat redistribution will be done through the incision. Some patients may also need correction of muscle laxity through the incision. In some cases, the surgeon may combine traditional lower eyelid surgery with laser treatment to achieve effective tightening of the lower eyelid.

Functional Blepharoplasty

As opposed to aesthetic eyelid surgery, a functional blepharoplasty is performed to correct medical conditions. Most patients may seek this procedure if they are suffering from partial vision obstruction due to loose eyelid skin. Functional eyelid can remove excess skin from the upper eyelid in case it is drooping low enough to cause vision impairment. Some patients may find it difficult to wear glasses or contact lenses due to droopy upper eyelid, which will also require this procedure.

Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a combination of aesthetic and functional blepharoplasty to achieve more comprehensive outcomes. The procedure should ideally be performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon to achieve safe and desirable outcomes.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery)?

Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Surgery | Plastic Surgery | Northern VirginiaEyelid droopiness can occur due to aging, hereditary reasons, sun exposure, or other factors. In some cases, the ptosis or drooping of the upper eyelid may occur by birth. Both men and women may receive blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery for the upper or lower eyelids to rejuvenate their facial appearance and make the eyes appear more rested and alert.

The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, led by board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) provides state of the art eyelid lift surgery treatments. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and other locations.

Defining Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is an upper or lower eyelid surgery procedure that involves removal of loose skin, tightening of underlying muscle, and in some cases, reduction or redistribution of fat. Some patients may need only removal of excess skin to restore a more youthful appearance of the eyes, while some others may require muscle tightening. Depending on the patient’s condition, the surgeon will recommend whether upper or lower eyelid surgery or a combination of the two may be needed to achieve best results.

Good Candidates

In most cases, patients who suffer from one or more of the following eye conditions may be suitable candidates for lower or upper blepharoplasty:

  • Appearance of bulges or bags underneath the lower eyelids
  • Excess skin causing skin folds on upper eyelids
  • Dark circles or shadows appearing around the eyes
  • Both lower and upper eyelids are droopy or baggy
  • Occurrence of vision obstruction due to excess tissue

Patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive lower and upper blepharoplasty procedures from Dr. V.

Upper Eyelid Procedure

The upper eyelid tissue may stretch due to loss of natural skin elasticity. The upper eyelids may appear puffy, giving a tired or angry look. Upper eyelid surgery procedure can performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and IV sedation to restore a rested and youthful appearance of the eyes.

In the upper eyelid surgery procedure, an incision will be placed along with the contour of the eyelid crease. The goal is to keep any potential scar inconspicuous as far as possible. The surgeon will remove the excess skin through the incision to make the upper eyelid appear smoother. Fine sutures will be used to close the incisions after the procedure.

Lower Eyelid Procedure

Lower eyelid surgery can reduce the rough and wrinkled appearance of the lower eyelids by tightening the weak tissue and underlying muscle. The surgeon will begin the procedure with an incision either on the skin or inside the eyelid to remove loose skin. Puffy bags beneath the eyes can be eliminated with this surgery. Incisions will be placed right below the eyelid margin to keep the potential scarring inconspicuous.

Following eyelid surgery, most patients are able to return to work within seven to 10 days. The surgeon will recommend sun protection for the eyes for at least three to four months following the procedure.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Facelift without Surgery Options

Non Surgical Facelift | Botox | Thermage | Loudoun County | FairfaxFacelift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to reduce the signs of aging from the face through surgical tightening of loose facial skin and underlying muscle, and reduction or redistribution of excess facial fat. However, some patients may be reluctant to undergo a surgery for an elective aesthetic procedure. In such cases, the surgeon may offer a range of safe and effective non-surgical facelift treatment options.

Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a well-known board certified facial plastic surgeon providing both surgical and non-surgical facelift treatments. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Anti-Wrinkle Topical Treatments

A variety of anti-wrinkle topical creams and lotions are available in the market today. Some of these treatments can serve as good starting points for candidates with minor wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Such treatments may also be used from a maintenance point of view, and may help delay the onset of signs of aging. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can recommend the appropriate topical solutions according to the patient’s skin type and the condition of facial aging.

Botox Injections

Botox is one of the most widely popular anti-aging non-surgical treatments for the face. It involves the delivery of botulinum toxin, a powerful nerve immobilizing agent, directly into the wrinkle causing muscles. It immediately causes the muscle to go into a temporary relaxation mode, and the wrinkle will fade away for up to six months.

Dr. V provides this FDA approved injectable facelift solution to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas. The treatment produces near-instant results and involves almost no downtime.

Thermage

Thermage is an innovative skin tightening procedure based on radiofrequency energy. Thermage is designed make the facial skin tauter and soften the appearance of wrinkles. This non-surgical facelift technique can restore youthful vigor to the sagging and thinning areas of the face. Thermage is the only skin tightening system that has been cleared by the FDA for non-invasive eyelid treatment.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy involves deliver of low intensity laser energy beams to the deeper layers of the facial skin to stimulate the production of fresh collagen. The heat generated by this non-surgical treatment causes the facial skin to firm up, and moisturizes and oxygenates the skin. The procedure results in toning up of the facial and neck muscles, reduction of wrinkles and enhancement of facial skin texture.

Microcurrent Facelift

Microcurrent is an innovative and increasingly popular non-surgical facelift procedure to promote healthier and younger looking facial skin. The procedure is particularly effective in rebuilding depleted areas of the skin, lifting of sagging muscles, and reduction of wrinkles due to its ability to regenerate tissue.

The process is designed to stimulate cellular physiology and growth. It helps lift eyebrows and jowls, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improve muscle tone, increase blood flow, and promote skin exfoliation on the face. The procedure causes no damage to the outer layers of the skin.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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