Eyelid Surgery

Northern Virginia Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Washington D.C.

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Most folks have heard the phrase, “the eyes are the window into a person’s soul.” The truth is, our eyes, the area surrounding our eyes, and our eyelids are among the most important areas of our faces regarding verbal and non-verbal communication. Eyes are the focal point of communication for humans, and sometimes loose skin around the upper and lower eyelids can hinder this and be a major source of insecurity for people. In some cases, it can also cause vision issues and other troubling concerns.

Fortunately, there is a fantastic solution to alleviate these issues. Eyelid surgery, when performed by a highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Shlomo Widder, can help rejuvenate and restore your eyes both cosmetically and functionally. Dr. Widder has performed innumerable eyelid surgeries in his practice as a board-certified plastic surgeon, always considering his patients’ goals, safety, and quality of results.

Interested in scheduling a consultation for eyelid surgery in Northern Virginia with Widder Plastic Surgery in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area? Please contact us today!

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, more commonly referred to as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, surgically enhances the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Many patients who have eyelid surgery have it for cosmetic reasons, but it may also improve peripheral vision loss due to drooping skin for some patients. During the procedure, excess skin and pockets of fat cells are carefully removed through tiny incisions.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Address?

Eyelid surgery can treat a number of issues that may cause insecurity, including:

  • Deposits of excess fat in the upper or lower eyelids
  • Loose skin on the upper eyelid that causes a persistent “tired” look
  • Baggy areas underneath the eyes
  • Some forms of wrinkles on eyelids
  • Droopy eyelids that throw off the natural harmony of the way they sit over your eyes, sometimes exposing too much white below the iris

To find out if you would benefit from eyelid surgery, you must have a skilled surgeon thoroughly examine your facial anatomy and concerns. You can also speak with Dr. Widder about other options, such as Botox and dermal fillers.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Deciding to age with grace leads many people to have eyelid surgery. Droopy, sagging eyelids can cause a person to look sleepy or disinterested, even when they are neither. These concerns can, through no fault of your own, cause much miscommunication in your interactions with others. Eyelid surgery can help you achieve a refreshed appearance so that you are always engaging people with confidence and truer expressions.  

Fine lines on the upper and lower eyelids, another telltale sign of aging that seems to set in way too early, may also be improved through certain eyelid surgery approaches. Surgery on both upper and lower eyelids often reduces the intensity of lines on the corners of the eyes and bags under the lower lids.

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Eyelid surgery can address more than just cosmetic concerns, too, especially if lax skin on the eyelids impairs a person’s vision. In some cases, removing excess skin and fat during eyelid surgery relieves stress on the forehead and temples to improve the frequency or intensity of tension headaches.

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Dr. Shlomo Widder has many years of experience as one of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons. Patients choose Dr. Widder because of his unmatched knowledge, care, attention to detail, safety measures, and results. Discover how Widder Plastic Surgery can help you by scheduling a consultation today!

Preparing for Your Northern Virginia Eyelid Surgery

The first step in the eyelid surgery process is a thorough consultation. In this appointment, Dr. Widder will ask about any medications that you are taking (including over-the-counter medications and any herbal remedies).

We will ask about your history with tobacco use and ask that you not smoke before your surgery date. You must also stop taking anything that boosts your risk of excessive bleeding, which includes some over-the-counter pain medications, some supplements, and certain foods.

Finally, perhaps one of the most important steps during your eyelid surgery preparation is to formulate a plan for the days immediately following your procedure. You will need to make arrangements for someone to take you home and likely stay the night with you. At home, it can help to have some pre-prepared meals and stockpiled supplies, including ice packs, eye drops, and recommended medications, to maximize your comfort.

Everyone’s recovery and treatment paths are different. However, many eyelid surgery patients are able to get back to normal activities (barring strenuous exercise or work) within about three weeks. This may vary, of course, depending on if surgery for both upper and lower eyelids is needed and the exact techniques used. Dr. Widder will discuss all of this with you in your consultation.

Can I Combine Multiple Procedures?

One of the most vital practices at Widder Plastic Surgery is ensuring the best results and recovery by scheduling one major procedure at a time. Not only is this safer for the patient, it also gives your body the best opportunity to use its natural healing abilities and minimize any scarring. However, combined surgeries are possible when Dr. Widder determines them to be safe.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Because there are many factors to consider, eyelid surgery costs will vary among patients with different goals. Dr. Widder and his staff will work to provide you with an estimate after you are properly evaluated in your consultation.

Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation with Dr. Shlomo Widder

An eyelid lift can unlock an entirely new profound sense of you—and that can be a beautiful thing. But if you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to discuss your concerns and expectations with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Shlomo Widder does all surgical consultations himself. He also calls each patient the night of their surgery to ensure they are safe, resting up, do not have any concerns, and are not experiencing too much discomfort.

Dr. Widder and his skilled eyelid surgery team in Vienna, VA, will always put your safety, comfort, and results first. Talk with us and help us build the right treatment roadmap for you. Find out what it is like to truly fall in love with your own natural beauty!

Schedule your Northern Virginia eyelid surgery consultation today by calling us at (703) 506-0300. Feel free to also contact us by sending a message through our website.