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Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can resolve the signs of age on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. Excess overhanging skin on the eyelids can be surgically removed to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance, with the incisions hidden within the eyelid crease. A correctly-performed eyelid surgery in Seattle can help you look years younger, enhancing your entire facial appearance.


Why do people have eyelid surgery?

Heavy, hanging eyelids can be an inherited trait, or come about due to aging skin. An extreme case of sagging skin on your eyelids will affect your vision and should be corrected surgically. Health insurance may occasionally cover eyelid surgery when the problem is impacting vision. Undereye bags and droopy eyelids give you a tired, aging appearance. All of these problems can be resolved with a custom eyelid surgery in Bellevue.

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly-performed cosmetic procedures. While it may seem simple, it is not, as each individual is different, and various physical aspects of the eyes must be corrected. The benefits include:

  • You appear younger
  • You look vital and lively, rather than tired and old
  • Improved vision
  • No more droopy eyelids
  • No more undereye bags
  • Fast recovery
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Custom eyelid surgery in Bellevue

Every patient is unique, and the surgery must be performed with extreme care, as even a millimeter too much skin removed will lead to an unpleasant, wide-eyed, unnatural look. When eyelid surgery is performed by Dr. Flugstad, you can be confident that you will look refreshed and youthful, not “worked on.”

Are you a candidate for eyelid surgery?

If you have dark bags beneath your eye or sagging upper lids that make you look old and tired, you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery in Seattle. If you have an Asian heritage and are and unhappy with the lack of an eyelid crease, Dr. Flugstad can perform surgery to create the double crease look you envision.

Only a consultation and examination in our office can determine if upper and/or lower blepharoplasty are recommended for you. During your consultation, we will perform a thorough examination and determine how to best correct your individual issues. As a side note, a history of “dry eye” confirmed by your eye doctor may cause us to recommend a different approach for you, or possibly avoid eyelid surgery.

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What does eyelid surgery involve?

Our Bellevue eyelid surgery can involve either the treatment of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. You will be under local anesthetic or general anesthesia during the surgery, depending on the type of treatment planned. The procedure typically takes between an hour to two hours. Plan on having someone available to drive you home and to lend some assistance during the early stages of recovery.

What happens during upper blepharoplasty in Seattle?

In upper blepharoplasty, the incisions are made in the creases of the eyelids where once healed, the scars will be hidden. Excess skin and fat are removed to address heaviness, restore youthful definition to the upper eyelid, and refresh your overall facial appearance.

What should I expect during lower blepharoplasty?

In lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made either directly under the lower eyelashes or inside the lower eyelid in a transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique. In either case, the scar will not be visible. The fat in under-eye bags is taken out or repositioned, and any excess skin is also removed to tighten the area, as needed.

Which procedure is right for me?

To determine what procedure will be most effective for you requires an in-person consultation. Many patients need only upper eyelid surgery, while others are tired of living with undereye bags that leave them looking tired, even when well-rested. Both upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed in the same surgical appointment in most cases.

What is involved in eyelid surgery recovery?

Most patients are surprised that recovery from eyelid surgery in Bellevue is relatively easy. Sutures are removed in less than a week, and most patients return to work in a week, depending upon the extent of the surgery.

Some swelling, bruising, and pain can be expected, but generally disappears in about ten days to two weeks. Ice packs can be applied to reduce swelling. A pair of sunglasses also easily disguises the post-op swelling and bruising. Sleeping with your head elevated will also help reduce swelling. Most patients require only over the counter pain medication to stay comfortable.

What kind of results can I expect?

After your Seattle eyelid surgery has fully healed, the result is younger looking eyes that will make a significant difference in your overall appearance. In the mirror, you will look younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

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