Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift) in Chicago, IL
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About Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that diminishes and mitigates lines, wrinkles, and excess skin around the eyes and eyelids. As performed by Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago, blepharoplasty can help make patients appear more youthful, alert, and radiant.
Introduction to Blepharoplasty
Excess skin accumulating around the eyes can interfere with your ability to emote properly. You can look tired, depressed, or angry when you feel energized and happy.
This can profoundly change the way that others interact with you. Dr. Ogilvie’s blepharoplasty approach emphasizes natural-looking transformations, so your eyes — not your plastic surgery — are the center of attention.
How Do You Get Started?
The first step in the blepharoplasty process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie at his Chicago office. Your consultation is important because you’ll be able to ask any questions you might have regarding the procedure. At the same time, Dr. Ogilvie will be able to evaluate your needs, desires, and physiology to ensure an eyelid lift is a right choice to achieve your transformation.
To schedule your consultation, contact our offices directly to speak with a customer service representative about making an appointment.
Am I a good candidate for Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty is most commonly used to address several specific issues around the eyes. An eyelid lift can be performed independently or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Good candidates for blepharoplasty will typically:
- Have a significant amount of excess skin around the eyes or eyelids
- Notice bulges of tissue above and below the eyes
- Have been told that they look “tired” or “sad” even when they are not
- Have difficulty seeing because of excess tissue around the eyes
- Have realistic expectations about what an eyelid lift procedure can accomplish
- Be generally healthy enough for surgery
During your consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will discuss what you want to accomplish with your eyelid lift procedure. You may also discuss whether you’re a good fit for other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as brow lifts or facelifts.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients can return home on the same day as their procedure, though they will require transportation to and from the clinic.
Anesthesia – Blepharoplasty procedures can be performed with either general or local anesthesia. You may also be given a sedative if you opt for local anesthesia.
Incision –Patients may undergo an upper or lower blepharoplasty, depending on where the excess skin and tissue are located.
Closure – Incisions are typically closed using sutures removed one week after surgery.
Results – Because blepharoplasty is usually a minimally invasive procedure, patients should start to see results starting several days after they return home. As swelling subsides, results will become even more noticeable. Most patients are “presentable” to the public between 10-14 days, depending on how quickly they heal. Once healing is complete, patients will usually be able to see better, as excess tissue will no longer be limiting their field of vision. Additionally, eliminating lines, wrinkles, and bulges will help you look younger and more clearly express your emotions.
Set Up a Confidential Consultation
If you want to know more about how you can achieve a natural-looking eyelid lift transformation, contact Dr. Ogilvie to set up a confidential consultation.
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A blepharoplasty is designed to help you see better and look younger. Because the eyes are a focal point for communication and body language, small changes can make a big difference. Removing just a few lines and wrinkles around your eyes can make a significant difference in how you are perceived.
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