1. What Is The Best Age For Upper Blepharoplasty?
The age of blepharoplasty surgery patients falls into a fairly large range. More than half of all upper eyelid surgery patients are over the age of 55. However, it is generally agreed that upper blepharoplasty surgery patients are over the age of 35. Though, they can range up to 70 or over.
People do not experience aging on the same timeline because of genetics, sun exposure, medical conditions, and more. Some people may see visible eyelid sagging as soon as their thirties while others may not see it until close to age 60.
2. How Much Is Upper Eyelid Surgery In Washington State?
An upper blepharoplasty with Dr. Javad Sajan in Seattle starts at $4,285. Additional procedures such as a lower eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery performed at the same time may incur more cost.
Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery provides outside financing through Care Credit, Alphaeon, and United Medical Credit. Patients have multiple financing and payment options. At a consultation appointment, the patient will receive a customized price quote and financing information.
3. Are You Awake During Blepharoplasty?
Often, yes, but not always. Due to the quick and non-invasive nature of the procedure, plastic surgeons use local anesthesia if only performing eyelid surgery. However, if a patient plans to undergo multiple facial plastic surgeries in one session, general anesthesia will likely be required.
4. Who Is Not A Good Candidate For An Upper Eyelid Lift?
Most patients are great candidates for a Seattle upper eyelid lift. However, there are situations where Dr. Sajan may advise against it. Other than simply not having the extra skin necessary, other factors that may make a patient not a candidate include:
- Severe or chronic dry eyes
- Untreated or severe dry eyes
- Certain thyroid disorders
- Heart disease
- Circulation disorders
- Correction could be better achieved via a brow lift
Treated and well managed medical conditions are not necessarily an automatic disqualification from the procedure. They may place patients at a higher risk or require further evaluation to ensure safety. Anesthesia is not necessary for this procedure, making it quicker than comparable surgeries such as a facelift or brow lift. This allows more candidates to undergo it.
5. What Is The Fastest Way To Recover From Upper Eyelid Surgery?
An upper blepharoplasty recovery may be one of the easiest and quickest in plastic surgery already. However, that does not mean it cannot hinder daily life or cause frustration. Following Dr. Sajan’s post-operative instructions is the best way to promote a quick recovery. Examples of his instructions and ways to speed up recovery include:
- Elevate the head when resting
- Avoid activities that require eye strain or sustained eye use (reading, driving, watching TV, etc.)
- Limit physical activity
- Do not smoke
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Take prescribed antibiotic
- Keep the surgical area out of the sun and wear a hat when going outside
- Administer eye drops if recommended
- Do not bend over or lift heavy objects
- Take time off work
- Do not allow the incisions to get wet
- Follow scar care instructions