Eyelid drooping is one of the earliest and most noticeable signs of aging, making you look tired and worn out. More than “just” an aesthetic issue, droopy lids can eventually compromise your vision, causing difficulties with peripheral vision, driving, and using a computer or phone.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to address both concerns — aesthetic and functional — using a variety of advanced techniques that can treat upper lids, lower lids, or both. In fact, blepharoplasty is so popular, it’s one of the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States.
But like any cosmetic surgery, the results you achieve depend a lot on the skills and experience of the surgeon. Selecting the right provider for your surgery is essential for a beautiful outcome and a quick recovery.
Top-rated eyelid surgery specialists in Reston, Virginia, Soheila Rostami, MD, and Joseph Davidson, MD, help women and men at Rostami OPC lift sagging lids, correcting vision issues and restoring a more youthful and more energized appearance. Here’s what they want you to know about selecting a surgeon for your procedure.
Choosing the right surgeon
Board certification and experience are two of the most important factors to consider when selecting a surgeon. Not only are your eyes one of your most noticeable features, but the skin and tissues surrounding your eyes are some of the most delicate on your entire body.
Having a board-certified surgeon with considerable experience treating this highly sensitive area is imperative to ensure the best results.
It’s also important to remember that eyelid surgery doesn’t just affect the way your eyelids look — it affects the way they work, too. Since your eyes depend on proper lid function to stay healthy, it’s easy to see why selecting a surgeon with experience and board certification is essential.
Relying on online reviews and recommendations from friends and colleagues is one way to start your search. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, the next step is to schedule a visit to get to know the doctor.
The consultation visit
During your consultation, you can ask to see before-and-after pictures of eyelid surgeries the doctor has performed, and you should also ask lots of questions about the surgeon’s experience.
This is also the time to discuss the treatment the surgeon is recommending, including what the procedure entails, how many times they’ve performed it, and why they’re recommending it for your issue specifically.
The consultation visit is also a good time to make sure you feel comfortable communicating with the surgeon. Communication is very important for making sure the surgeon understands your concerns and goals and that you understand the procedure, the anticipated results, and the recovery process, too.
Upneeq® drops: A temporary ‘fix’
Not quite ready for surgery? Upneeq eye drops can help you enjoy a temporary lid lift in the meantime.
Upneeq drops use a special formulation that targets eyelid muscle activity, gently lifting your lids up to an average of one millimeter. That’s enough to help you look more alert and correct problems with peripheral vision.
You apply drops once per day for about six hours of lid elevation — sometimes more. As a temporary solution, Upneeq drops can help you “preview” the results of an eyelid lift and provide temporary results for an upcoming wedding, reunion, or other social event.
Upneeq’s formulation uses a medication commonly used in some nasal decongestants. Despite that similarity, however, it’s important to never swap these products — decongestants are not made for your eyes, and using them as a quick substitute could cause serious problems.
Eyelid surgery gives you permanent results without having to depend on eye drops.
Banish that worn out look
Both Dr. Rostami and Dr. Davidson are board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons with more than 40 years’ combined experience in blepharoplasty and over 20,000 eyelid surgeries between them.
When you select Rostami OPC for your blepharoplasty procedure, you can feel confident in your care, your results, and your satisfaction once the procedure is complete.
To find out more about eyelid surgery and other treatments that can enhance your appearance and help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call 571-568-8716 or book an appointment online with the team at Rostami OPC today. You can also send a message to the team here on the website.