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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Northern Virginia | Fairfax | Loudoun CountyEyes are the window to one’s soul! Our eyes, the most precious organ, are ironically the most delicate ones. With all the stress our eyes go through due to lack of sleep, sun damage, peering under low light, excessive computer use, it is but natural for the region around the eyes to show the first signs of aging. There are plenty of anti-aging creams, skin firming topical preparations and home remedies too, that promise to turn the clock back! Even though, the market is filled with such products, you can’t help but wonder if these solutions are a reality or a ruse! The most promising and guaranteed solution to reverse aging is eye lid surgery.

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is the third most preferred cosmetic surgery according to a survey conducted in 2012. This surgery aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can be done either on the upper eyelid or the lower eye lid or in some cases on both. The popularity of this procedure is mainly because of its minimal risk and short recovery time. In this procedure, correction of the droopy upper eye lid and the puffiness on the lower lid is done by removing excess skin, fat and muscle surrounding the eye. Apart from its aesthetic aspiration, blepharoplasty also corrects functional problems, if any of the eyelids. It is an inexpensive surrogate to a face lift.

The expected result

•    The fine wrinkles and droopiness of lower lids are hardly visible

•    Excessive, lose or sagging skin which creates folds on the upper lid impairing vision is reduced

•    Puffiness and bags around and below the eye due to fat deposits are completely removed

Who can undergo this surgery?

•    Healthy adult men and women with no serious eye conditions

•    Individuals with healthy facial muscle and tissues; and no history of any life threatening illness that can hamper healing.

•    The patient must be a non-smoker

Making the decision

This surgery can be performed on any adult male or female with healthy facial tissue and facial muscles. It is also important to be well informed about the surgery and have a realistic expectation from the surgery. You will be considered to be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you are not suffering from any medical condition that can impede the healing process. If you have an eye-condition or other health concerns, it is important to inform your doctor before you consider this surgery.

Inform the doctor if you suffer from any of the conditions listed below:

•    Eye diseases: Dry eye, glaucoma or a detached retina

•    Thyroid disorders –under or over reactive thyroid

•    High blood pressure or other cardiovascular diseases

About the doctor:

Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen is a board-certified facial surgeon with medical centers in Middleburg, Chantilly, Prince William, Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Manassas, Arlington and Warrenton. You can get an appointment for consultation and talk to her about the procedure in detail.

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.

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