We use our eyes to communicate loyalty, trust, alertness and humor. However as age creeps in at the eyes, deep folds, wrinkles and crow’s feet can mix our message making us appear older and more weary even when we have energy to spare. The delicate skin around the eyes is susceptible to wrinkling and folding.
Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian is able to rejuvenate the appearance of the and restores a youthful liveliness to the appearance of the eyes with blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. By taking time to assess your unique facial structure and harmony, Dr. Yenikomshian is able to artfully brighten the appearance of aging and tired eyes.
What is eyelid surgery like?
During eyelid Dr. Yenikomshian removes extra folds of tissue from around the eyelid to reduce the appearance and effects of folds and the bags underneath the eyes. Depending on the desired result skin will be removed from above the eye to remove heavy eye flaps, the skin around the eyes will be lifted to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and and fine lines, and extra skin and fatty deposits will be removed from below the eye.
Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?
As with all cosmetic procedures, Dr. Yenikomshian meets with prospective eyelid surgery patient to determine if the surgery is the best solution to meet your cosmetic goals. Dr. Yenikomshian has a reputation for excellence, especially in the area of eyelid surgery. This is because he takes time to individualize and customize each procedure to enhance the natural beauty of each patient.
If you are seeking eyelid surgery, it is important that you be in good health and cessate from smoking. It is important to discuss all eye conditions with Dr. Yenikomshian at the initial consultation–including glaucoma, dry eye, detached retina, high blood pressure, thyroid conditions and others.
During the evaluation of the skin around your eyes, Dr. Yenikomshian may determine that an alternative procedure such as skin resurfacing or a brow lift is the more appropriate technique to help achieve your surgical goals.
How much does an eyelid surgery cost?
The cost of surgery varies from patient to patient based on the technique used as well as additional services requested. The professional fee for an upper and lower eyelid surgery by itself ranges from $4500-5500 in the Bay Area.
What is the procedure like?
Dr. Yenikomshian will perform your blepharoplasty procedure at an accredited surgical center in San Jose. During the surgery, Dr. Yenikomshian makes tiny incisions in the areas to be treated. Through these incisions excess skin and fat are removed. The underlying muscle structures are repositioned and the skin is tightened.
As with all surgery, minor swelling, bruising and discomfort may occur after eyelid surgery. Patients return to normal activity within a few weeks.
Your eyes communicate for you. If you feel you are sending the wrong message because of tired looking flaps or unfriendly wrinkles, set-up a consultation at our San Jose office (408-356-7788) to learn how blepharoplasty and other available procedures can help you communicate better.