Upper Blepharoplasty Seattle, also serving Edmonds, Everett, Arlington and the surrounding areas
As a person ages, fat and excess skin often become a nuisance along the upper eyelids, resulting in a tired appearance, and sometimes even hindering one’s eyesight. As an eye specialist, Dr. Tim Heffernan uses upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to safely trim excess skin and remove stubborn fat deposits above the eyes.
Who is upper eyelid surgery for?
The goal of upper eyelid surgery in Seattle is to correct age-related changes of the upper eyelids as well as inherited or congenital disorders. Some of the most common issues that upper eyelid surgery can treat include:
- Dermatochalasis: excess skin on the upper eyelid
- Excess fatty deposits
- Ptosis: drooping of the upper eyelid
While upper eyelid surgery in Seattle & Bellevue, WA helps to rejuvenate and achieve a youthful appearance of your eyes, it can also be used for medical purposes as well. Oftentimes, your insurance will cover an upper eyelid surgery procedure if the sagging or drooping of the eyelids is causing vision obstruction or difficulties.
If you are also struggling with puffiness, bags or sagging skin on your lower lids, eyelid surgeon Dr. Heffernan can safely perform both upper and lower blepharoplasty in a single surgery. Combining procedures is common for many people as they get older.
How your upper eyelid surgery in Seattle is performed
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. For your surgery, Dr. Heffernan will use a CO2 laser with a micro-delivery system to make precise incisions in the natural crease of your upper eyelids. Excess tissue is then carefully removed and any extra skin is trimmed to reduce sagging. The appropriate technique will vary with each patient's unique needs.
Recovering from upper blepharoplasty
Following your surgery, you may experience slight swelling and some tightness around your eyes. This may lead to sensitivity and blurred vision, but these side effects should go away within 48 hours. A typical recovery from blepharoplasty takes about 10 days, depending on whether your surgery was performed on both your upper and lower eyelids.
To learn more about upper eyelid surgery, click below to speak with one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier eye specialists, Dr. Tim Heffernan. Service areas include: Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Redmond, Lynnwood, Bellingham, Kent, Renton, Edmonds, Puyallup, Bothell, Mercer Island, Federal Way & Tacoma Washington.