Whitlock Cosmetic Center offers eyelid surgery to the residents of Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding Oklahoma communities.
Blepharoplasty – Focusing on a More Youthful Appearance
Eyelid Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a popular procedure that is usually undertaken to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, or bags in the eye area. Some patients seek the aesthetic surgery to get rid of drooping eyelids. Regardless of the reason, the surgery contributes significantly toward improving one’s appearance. In Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and the surrounding Oklahoma communities, women and men have come to rely on the aesthetic and surgical services offered by Dr. Bryan Whitlock and his staff, all which include this popular cosmetic procedure.
Blepharoplasty can be directed toward making corrections to the upper or lower eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery reduces puffiness in the upper eyelids. Folds in sagging skin, which can cause vision problems, can also be ameliorated through blepharoplasty.
Lower eyelid surgery gets rid of wrinkling and excess skin and corrects droopiness.
Are you a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Most individuals who are good candidates for blepharoplasty are in excellent health, and, therefore, do not suffer from any conditions that may slow or prevent healing. As a result, blepharoplasty is not advised for people suffering from the following medical conditions:
- Glaucoma or dry eye
- Cardiovascular disease or any related ailments, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- An overactive or underactive thyroid
A General Overview of the Procedure
Blepharoplasty is basically a three-step procedure.
Step Number One: The Area is Numbed and a General Anesthesia is Introduced
Initially, the patient is given a general anesthesia, and a local anesthetic is applied to the surgical area.
Step Number Two: The Procedure is Performed
The second step of the process involves making an incision. Upper eyelid surgery entails making incisions in the creases of the upper lid. Any excess skin or fat is removed, and the muscles are tightened.
Lower eyelid surgery requires placing an incision below the line of the lower lashes. Excess skin is then removed from the incision area. Or, a transconjunctival incision can be made within the lower eyelid to get rid of or redistribute fat.
Step Number Three: Closing the Incisions
After the procedure, the incisions are closed with sutures (either removable or absorbable) and a skin adhesive or surgical tape is applied where needed. Removable sutures are taken out after about three to five days.
What to Expect After the Surgery
After the surgery, patients experience some bruising and swelling, which subsides after about 10 days. An ointment to prevent dryness may be applied.
After-surgery care involves using cold compresses while keeping the head elevated when lying down. Pain medications are usually prescribed. During the time the area is healing, the eyes may feel rather dry, scratchy, or sticky. In some instances, eye drops are recommended to relieve the discomfort.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Blepharoplasty, which ranks only second in popularity to facelifts among older patients, produces results that can last as long as a decade.
Possible Side Effects
Some side effects from blepharoplasty can include:
- Eyelid disorders, such as ptosis (abnormal positioning of the upper lids) or ectropion (a turning outward of the lower lid)
- Dry eyes
- Temporarily blurred vision
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What is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Tulsa?
The price of eyelid surgery is based on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve your goal appearance. Whitlock Cosmetic Center accepts PremierMedicalFinancing.com, MedicalFinancing.com, CosmetiCredit.com and United Medical Credit as financing options.
Set up an Appointment for a Pre-surgical Consultation if You Think you May Benefit from Blepharoplasty
If you feel you can benefit from blepharoplasty, you’ll want to set an appointment for a pre-surgical consultation. During the appointment, your vision, use of lenses and reason for the surgery will be reviewed and discussed. Dr. Whitlock will factor in age, ethnicity, and skin type into the assessment, as well. Residents of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and the surrounding Oklahoma communities are invited to call Whitlock Cosmetic Center at 918-212-6635 to schedule an appointment for a consult today.