What is a blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is another word for eyelid surgery performed to counteract the fatigued appearance of eyelid aging such as heavy upper lids, or lower lid “bags.” In addition, ptosis surgery can correct the appearance of droopy upper eyelids, or so-called “bedroom eyes.”
“I often combine lower lid blepharoplasty with fat grafting to restore youthful contours to the lid and cheek.”
Would blepharoplasty be right for me?
If you often hear that you look tired, angry or upset, despite feeling quite the contrary on the inside, this may be the result of excess upper eyelid skin, or prominent lower eyelid bags. My patients who undergo blepharoplasty often find themselves “refreshed” and “bright-eyed” after their procedure.
How long will I be recovering?
My patients often return to an office job one to two weeks following surgery. I typically suggest planning for six weeks of total healing time prior to a wedding or other social event.
What are the newest techniques in blepharoplasty?
I often combine lower lid blepharoplasty (and other procedures I perform such as facelifts) with fat grafting to restore youthful contours to the lid and cheek. Fat grafting, in combination with a technique I use to maintain normal lower lid position during healing, helps to ensure a natural, unoperated look.
Is it safe?
Risks are minimal, and will be reviewed during your consultation. Please ensure that your surgeon is currently board-certified, or in the process of board-certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). It is also important to ensure that your procedure is being performed in an accredited facility such as Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center.
Dr. Derby obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed his plastic surgery residency training at Southern Illinois University’s Institute for Plastic Surgery in Springfield, Ill. After residency, he studied two additional years of oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery fellowship study in Atlanta, Ga. and Birmingham, Ala.
- Dr. Derby has a special interest in eyelid, facial, breast and body contouring surgery.
- Dr. Derby is a candidate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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