Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Washington, DC
Dr. Yousefi offers eyelid surgery for patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
Eyelid surgery, or “blepharoplasty,” is a procedure that makes eyes look alert and more rested, and it can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. Many of our patients choose eyelid surgery because its effects are subtle yet effective. Patients look younger, more alert, and more cheerful. The results of blepharoplasty are often permanent although the skin does continue to age. For total eye rejuvenation, patients often combine blepharoplasty with laser skin resurfacing to lighten dark circles and a brow lift to raise eyebrows and smooth the skin on the forehead.
How Is a Blepharoplasty Performed?
The procedure for eyelid surgery includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave no visible scarring. Dr. Yousefi will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and excess skin and tighten loose muscle. Lower eyelids are completed next, to eliminate puffiness and provide a smoother look. Dr. Yousefi offers two techniques for eyelid surgery:
- Both fat and skin from the lower eyelids is removed through a slight incision in the lash line. Fat is removed, and skin is tightened along this incision that follows the lash line.
- Transconjunctival blepharoplasty removes fatty tissue but leaves eyelid skin intact. An incision is made from the inside of the lower eyelid, fat is removed with thin forceps, and no incision is made outside on the skin.
Schedule your eyelid surgery consultation to see which technique is right for you.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Patients should expect to spend the days following surgery resting and limiting physical activities. Within seven days most eyelid surgery patients are able to return to work, and most swelling and bruising will have subsided in that time. Scars along the incision lines may be pink or red at the beginning, but given time, they will fade and become virtually imperceptible.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Cost in Washington, DC?
The cost for eyelid surgery depends on the technique used and the severity of your case. At your initial consultation, Dr. Yousefi can discuss all of your pricing and financing options for surgery.
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center currently works with CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing.com to provide our patients with convenient financing options. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedures.
If you are ready to feel better about yourself with plastic surgery, check out our eyelid surgery before and after photos to see the incredible results you could achieve.
Additional Facial Surgery Procedures
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center offers plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures to patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Virginia. Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff combine personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary results. For more information or to schedule a patient consultation, contact us to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.December 3, 2013