Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after eyelid surgeons in Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boyton Beach, and Delray Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. The goal of eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is to improve the appearance of aged upper or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is also popularly known as eyelid lift. Some common eyelid changes with aging include excess skin, droopy skin, bulgy fat, and bags that can make the person appear tired. Sometimes, the skin sagginess can interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery helps the eyelids regain the youthful and rested appearance. In cases where the skin was interfering with vision, the surgery can also improve sight. Dr. Rueda may refer you to an eye doctor if he determines it’s necessary to obtain other information to guarantee the eye is healthy before the surgery.
EYELID SURGERY PROCEDURE
Dr. Rueda offers two types of procedures for upper and lower eyelid lift surgery: traditional lift, and transconjunctival lift combined with non surgical skin tightening
Made and hidden just below the eyelashes (lower eyelid), and made and hidden in the eyelid crease (upper eyelid).
Skin laxity (moderate to severe), bulgy fat.
Made in the inside of the eyelid (lower eyelid) therefore it is never visible.
Skin laxity (mild), bulgy fat.
Dr. Rueda performs a chemical peel that tightens the outside skin for patients who choose the transconjunctival procedure and have mild to moderate skin laxity. This leads to reduced laxity, improved skin color, and less wrinkling around the eyelids.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with skin laxity or bulgy eyelid fat are good candidates for surgery. Patients with history of dry eyes may need special testing prior to surgery. Those with prominent eyes need special techniques used to minimize risk of eyelid surgery complications. Patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity may benefit from an internal eyelid incision surgery with skin tightening. In your consultation with Dr. Rueda your case is individually analyzed and the best recommendation is made.
Most patients seeking eyelid surgery are between 40-70 years of age. The older the age the more likely a traditional surgery is needed.
They type of anesthesia is highly dependent on the patient. Most of these procedure are performed with local anesthesia and sedation, however, some patients have it done comfortably under local anesthetic.
Your eyelid surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! In fact many patients choose to have their eyelid surgery along with other procedures like browlift and facelift.
Complications are very rare in eyelid surgery as it is a common and very safe procedure. However, although rare, some risks include: bleeding, infection, eye dryness, and change in eyelid position.