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Eyelid Surgery

Rostami OPC

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeons located in Reston, VA

Your eyes convey many messages, including your age, emotional state, and overall well-being. Droopy eyelids, wrinkles, and under-eye bags may not convey the right message and may make you appear upset, older, or tired. At Rostami OPC, the experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, specializes in treatments that refresh your look, including eyelid surgery. To schedule a consultation with the eyelid surgery experts, call the office in Reston, Virginia, or use the online booking tool.

Eyelid Surgery Q&A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the function and appearance of your eyes. The surgery may be performed on the upper eyelids, lower lids, or both. 

Dr. Rostami is an experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and has performed more than 20,000 eyelid procedures. She also holds double board certification in ophthalmology and cosmetic facial plastic surgery and is well-known in the area. 

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

When you come in to see your cosmetic facial plastic surgery expert at Rostami OPC, they conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best treatment to meet your needs. 

They may consider you a good candidate for eyelid surgery if your upper eyelids are drooping or hooded and obstructing your vision or you have under-eye bags and circles. Dr. Rostami may also suggest eyelid surgery to smooth out the wrinkles around your eyes. 

The goal of eyelid surgery is to counteract the signs of aging and make your eyes look brighter, refreshed, and more youthful and open.

What can I expect during eyelid surgery?

The doctors sit down with you to review the details of your eyelid surgery. They develop an individualized treatment plan specific to your beauty goals and aesthetic needs so you get the best results, which means your procedure may not be like anyone else’s.

However, in the hands of the skilled and experienced plastic surgeons at Rostami OPC, your eyelid surgery is a straightforward outpatient procedure that takes 1-3 hours.

During your procedure, your surgeon makes an incision in the natural crease of your upper lid, below the lash line, or inside the lower lid. Through these access points, they remove excess skin, tissue, and fat, and then adjust the muscles and reposition any remaining fat to improve your look. 

What can I expect after eyelid surgery?

The doctors recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you home after your eyelid surgery. Though you may experience some pain and swelling, recovery from eyelid surgery is quick and most patients return to work within 3-5 days.

However, the doctors advise that you not use eye makeup or contact lenses, and you should avoid heavy lifting and bright light for up to two weeks following your surgery. They also recommend you wear dark sunglasses for 2-4 weeks.

Eyelid surgery at Rostami OPC produces natural-looking, yet noticeable results. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book your consultation today. 

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