Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty Atlanta

Upper Eyelid Surgery

As we age, the skin on our eyelids begins to lose elasticity, often causing an excess of skin and fat to appear on the upper eyelids. In severe cases, this tissue may droop over the base of the eyelashes, impairing vision. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer upper blepharoplasty in Atlanta to correct drooping eyelids for both cosmetic and functional concerns. Upper eyelid surgery can restore a youthful appearance by correcting puffiness, sagging tissue, and excess skin on the upper eyelids.

What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to combat signs of aging on the upper eyes. The area of skin surrounding the eyes is not only significantly thinner than the rest of the body, but it is also often left unprotected from environmental factors, such as the sun. This skin experiences the effects of repetitive facial movements, such as smiling, squinting, and laughing. As a result, the eyes are often the first area of the face where patients notice the signs of aging. Upper eyelid surgery treats aging eyelids by precisely removing excess skin and fat, while lifting the upper eyelid to a more youthful position. Oftentimes, patients choose to combine upper blepharoplasty with lower blepharoplasty to achieve a more comprehensive result. Upper eyelid surgery offers a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

What Are The Benefits Of Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery in Atlanta recreates a natural upper eyelid crease by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat that have accumulated over time. When the upper eyelids begin to lose laxity and droop, they can promote an old, tired, or even angry appearance. Upper blepharoplasty can achieve a more refreshed, well-rested, and youthful appearance.


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Am I An Ideal Candidate For Upper Eyelid Surgery?

During your consultation for upper eyelid surgery in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth and his team will review your facial anatomy, health history, and aesthetic concerns to ensure you are a candidate for upper eyelid surgery. It is important that patients are honest about their eye health during this time, disclosing any past vision problems or medical treatments. The ideal candidate for this procedure is in good general health, a non-smoker, and has realistic expectations for the results of their procedure.

If you struggle with excess or sagging skin on the upper eyelids, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Upper eyelid surgery allows patients to look well-rested and can also improve compromised vision caused by these signs of aging. Our talented surgical team at Astra Plastic Surgery is on hand to help determine if upper eyelid surgery is right for you.

What Should I Expect During Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Before undergoing upper eyelid surgery, patients will receive either general or local anesthesia to maintain comfort throughout the entire procedure. The procedure will begin with a small incision on the upper eyelid. This incision is placed strategically in the crease of the upper eyelid, ensuring that any scarring left behind is not visible.

After making the initial incision, your surgeon will remove any excess skin and fat, as well as lift the eyelid position if necessary. Then, the incision will be closed with stitches. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

What Should I Expect After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

After upper eyelid surgery, recovery time will vary for every patient depending on the severity of the case, the patient’s unique aesthetic goals, as well as the body’s natural healing process. Before sending you home, you will be provided detailed aftercare instructions that will help speed up the recovery time.

Following the procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and irritation surrounding their incision sites. However, these symptoms can be treated gently with the use of cold compresses and antibiotic ointment. While each patient will experience a different amount of swelling, it usually subsides within 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. Patients should keep their head elevated and avoid sun exposure during their recovery period.




What Results Should I Expect From Upper Eyelid Surgery?

During your consultation for upper eyelid surgery in Atlanta, our surgical team will discuss your intended results in detail. It is important to remember that not every patient will have the same results. Although upper eyelid surgery can turn back the clock on the aging process, it can’t stop it completely. Upper eyelid surgery patients should expect to achieve a youthful and natural looking appearance to the upper eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty patients report feeling like they appear more refreshed and awake after undergoing the procedure.

Although results will vary per patient, patients should expect to notice tighter, brighter, and more rejuvenated eyes as a result. Although initially the results may be masked by swelling or bruising, patients can enjoy their final results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Our staff at Astra Plastic Surgery is on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide support throughout your healing journey.

How Much Does Upper Blepharoplasty In Atlanta Cost?

Upper eyelid surgery is often considered a strictly cosmetic procedure, but may be covered by insurance for patients who are experiencing impaired vision caused by sagging upper eyelids, otherwise known as Ptosis. Following your consultation for upper eyelid surgery in Atlanta, our team will provide a detailed cost summary. Astra Plastic Surgery offers financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit; we also accept personal checks, cash, and credit cards.

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Atlanta Georgia Upper Blepharoplasty

How Do I Learn More About
Upper Blepharoplasty In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss upper blepharoplasty in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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