Blepharoplasty, (eyelid surgery) is one of Seattle's most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. This minimally invasive procedure can achieve wonderfully rejuvenating, yet natural, results.
Dr. Stella Desyatnikova has years of experience performing eyelid surgery. She has extensive training in facial plastic surgery and is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Her caring spirit allows her to relate to her patients and understand exactly what they need.
To learn more about eyelid surgery or other procedures offered at the Stella Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation or call our office at 206-682-3223. We look forward to helping you with any questions or concerns you may have, and getting you on your way to looking and feeling your best!
Stella Desyatnikova, M.D.
Meet Dr. Stella, a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who is committed to enhancing natural beauty and creating an appealing, harmonious look.
How can blepharoplasty help me appear younger?
As we get older, the skin around our eyes stretches and sags, which can create a tired and aged appearance. A blepharoplasty procedure can correct this problem and create a more rested, revitalized look. Eyelid surgery may also reduce puffiness or "bags" underneath the eyes created by excess fat in the lower lids. Occasionally, young individuals can also develop under-eye bags due to genetic reasons, and eyelid surgery can dramatically improve their appearance. Additionally, blepharoplasty may prove effective in improving vision in cases where excess skin around the eyes disrupts visual fields. Eyelid surgery does not, however, eliminate dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor does it improve sagging eyebrows.
What does eyelid surgery involve?
In order to minimize scarring, incisions follow the natural lines of the upper and lower eyelids, thereby hiding any resulting scarring in natural skin creases. In some instances, the incisions can be made inside the eyelid, eliminating external scarring altogether. Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed and repositioned as necessary around the eyes. The incisions are closed using very delicate sutures, further minimizing the visibility of scars.
In Seattle, eyelid surgery can be performed at our office facility or outpatient surgery center under local anesthesia or sedation.
- The procedure usually takes between 1 to 3 hours.
- Patients may experience mild discomfort following surgery.
- Pain medications are prescribed as well as lubricating eye drops and ointment to ease the recovery process and aid healing.
- Some swelling and bruising is expected and will resolve over subsequent days.
- Minimal downtime is experienced and most patients can resume their daily activities several days after surgery.
Certain cosmetic procedures may effectively enhance the rejuvenating effects of your Seattle blepharoplasty procedure. These may include:
Dr. Stella will discuss whether you may benefit from additional procedures.