Eyelid Surgery in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas climate, characterized by hot winds and shining desert sun, can be harsh on the sensitive tissue on and around the eyes. Such a climate can result in premature aging that is evident in the form of wrinkles around the eyes and surplus skin drooping over the eyelids. Puffy wrinkled skin below the eyes and sagging eyelids can not only make you appear older than you actually are, but can also impair your vision. This makes eyelid surgery in Las Vegas both very beneficial and very popular. Also known as blepharoplasty, the eyelid surgery performed by our experienced physicians has proven to be an effective treatment for removing all these signs of aging quickly. As a matter of fact, several people prefer combining this surgery with other facial renewal procedures such as face lift for a more inclusive rejuvenation.
Our Las Vegas physicians never conduct this surgery without assessing the patient’s medical history, current medical conditions, allergies, and medications being taken. They will check whether you wear glasses or have undergone such a surgery before, conduct a thorough eyelid examination, and may ask you to consult a licensed ophthalmologist if necessary. This is done to get to know you, and your eyes, completely before operating. Before the procedure, the physician in charge will discuss with you the anesthesia to be used, the costs involved, and the risks of undergoing the surgery along with your expectations.
The Eligibility Criteria
The ideal candidates for eyelid surgery in Las Vegas are those who are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. Most patients are 35+ in age. Anybody with medical conditions such as thyroid problems, dry eye, hypertension, diabetes, circulatory disorders, glaucoma, detached retina, and cardiovascular disease may have to consult our physicians before considering this surgery.
Our experienced physicians will start by working on the upper lids initially and will then go on to the lower ones if necessary. Incisions will be made along the natural lines, in the upper lids’ creases, and below the lower lids’ lashes. These cuts may meet the laugh lines or the crow’s feet. Via these incisions, the skin is detached from the fatty tissue and muscle to discard surplus fat. Then the sagging muscle and skin are trimmed. The majority of these surgeries are performed with a thin electric cauterizer that ensures minimal bleeding. Lastly, the incisions are closed with thin sutures. In the case of younger patients with thicker and suppler skin with fat pockets below the lower eyelids, transconjunctival blepharoplasty can performed wherein the incisions leave no visible scars.
After the surgery, your eyes will be lubricated with ointment and a bandage is generally applied that can make your eyelids feel sore and tight. Intense pain will be relieved by prescribed medications. Our physicians suggest the operated patients to avoid using their eyes and rest as much as possible during the first week after operation. You might experience sensitivity to light, excessive tearing, and temporary vision changes such as blurring or double vision, but these will go away in 2-3 weeks.
Healing takes place gradually and scars may appear pink for more than six months post surgery, but will fade to a thin white line. The result is a younger and healthier you.
It generally costs $4,000 – $6,000.