Men and women in Thousand Oaks see Dr. Costanzo every year for help with their aging eyelids. Many people suffer from drooping eyelids, puffy eyelids, dark under-eye circles, or lower eyelids that have pulled away from the eye. Sometimes, upper eyelids sag so low they impair the vision of patients. Thankfully, blepharoplasty surgery can correct these common eyelid problems.
If this is a procedure you’ve been considering, you’re likely wondering how long you can expect your blepharoplasty results to last. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between both upper and lower blepharoplasty and talk about what you can expect from your results.
Upper blepharoplasty corrects common problems associated with upper eyelids. Many men and women in Thousand Oaks deal with upper eyelids that droop, some even to the point where their vision is obstructed. Others have eyelids that always look puffy, no matter how much sleep they’ve had.
When Dr. Costanzo performs upper blepharoplasty, he makes a tiny incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Though small, this incision will allow him the access he needs to remove any excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid that is causing drooping and puffiness. After he has removed the needed skin and fat, he will then carefully reattach the remaining skin.
This strategically placed incision is well hidden and out of sight from onlookers; therefore, no one will be able to tell you’ve had a cosmetic procedure performed because of an obvious scar. Instead, they’ll only notice your beautiful, refreshed eyes.
Lower blepharoplasty corrects common problems associated with lower eyelids. It can provide relief for those who suffer from extreme dark circles under their eyes, excessive under eye puffiness, or eyelids that have pulled away from the eye. With lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Costanzo can correct these problems.
There are several techniques Dr. Costanzo can use when performing lower blepharoplasty, which means he can craft a specific treatment plan for each individual Thousand Oaks patient he sees. If you suffer from puffiness under your eyes, Dr. Costanzo can remove excess skin and fat to provide a smooth under eye appearance. If you have deep, dark tear troughs (or under eye circles), Dr. Costanzo can add fat to the area to increase volume and decrease dark circles.
To perform lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Costanzo will make a tiny incision below the lower eyelashes, or just inside the lower eyelash line. This will allow him to either remove excess skin and fat or add fat to the area under the eye. Again, these incisions will be well hidden, and patients will walk away with a rejuvenated appearance with no telltale scars left behind.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Blepharoplasty is a long-term, if not permanent, solution for Thousand Oaks men and women. However, it is important to remember that aging will not stop. Your face will continue to age; therefore, your eyes will continue to age. If anything, you may consider returning to Dr. Costanzo in the future to receive an eyebrow lift to further improve the effects of aging.
Take the Next Steps with Dr. Costanzo
If you’re ready to learn more about blepharoplasty, call Dr. Costanzo in Thousand Oaks today to schedule your initial consultation. During your visit, he will take ample time to examine your eyes, answer any questions you may have, and provide recommendations for a treatment plan that will achieve your desired results. To see results of Dr. Costanzo’s own patients, visit our blepharoplasty photo gallery.
You can reach a member of his friendly team today by calling (805) 373-9919.