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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Surgeon Northern Virginia | Fairfax VAEyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most effective procedures to restore a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, which puts her in a strong position to perform intricate and highly specialized procedures such as eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery may be broadly categorized into lower and upper blepharoplasty. A separate classification may also be given to ethnic blepharoplasty because of the typical eye-related features of ethnic patients. Patients in in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive these surgeries from Dr. V.

Who is Suited for Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?

Upper eyelid surgery may be more suited for patients who suffer from significant drooping of the upper lids, which can cause an obstruction in their field of vision. Lower eyelid surgery will be more effective in cases where the patient is keen to reduce the appearance of droopy or puffy lower eyelids. In certain cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend both lower and upper eyelid lift to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid lift will usually involve surgical removal of excess fat tissue that exists underneath the eye. When this excess fat is removed along with loose skin, it will help achieve a firmer, smoother, and more youthful looking surface above the cheek area. Furthermore, lower eyelid surgery may be supported by additional procedures such as facial fillers or fat transfer to reverse the appearance of a sunken facial look.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

If the patient does not have a very conspicuous problem of bags beneath the eyes, they may not require tightening of underlying muscles or even removal of excess skin. The procedure will only involve small incisions made inside the eyelid through which the surgeon will remove unwanted pockets of fat. This procedure will avoid any kind of visible scarring.

As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. V will carefully evaluate whether patient needs upper, lower or transconjunctival eyelid surgery. She receives patients from in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding areas for these procedures.

Upper Blepharoplasty

The appearance of saggy and inflated upper eyelids can be corrected with upper eyelid surgery. The procedure involves removal of loose skin and fat tissue to restore a more refreshed and rested look of the eyes.

The procedure involves an incision that is placed along the natural crease of the upper lids to make the scarring inconspicuous. Loose skin in the upper lids that may be contributing to vision obstruction as well as a saggy or tired look will be trimmed away. Muscle tightening may also be performed in some cases.

Asian Blepharoplasty

Asian upper lid anatomy will typically differ from that of the Caucasian eyelid. Nearly half of the Asian patients may have little or no crease showing in their upper eyelid. Customized eyelid procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the eyelid may be performed.

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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