What Is Blepharoplasty?

Dr. Matt Chhatre can give patients a younger, more alert appearance through blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, at his Kansas City MO area plastic surgery clinic.

Our eyelids can begin to droop and sag as we age, giving our eyes a tired, run-down appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic blepharoplasty can restore a youthful, alert look to your eyes and an energizing boost to your self-esteem. To learn more about how you could reap the benefits of eyelid surgery, contact our clinic serving the greater Kansas City area today.

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How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Separate procedures address the upper and lower eyelids. To correct drooping upper eyelids, an incision is made within the natural crease of the upper eyelid, allowing the surgeon to tighten muscles and tissue, remove excess skin, and reposition fat deposits. In lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made just below the lower eyelash, through which excess skin is removed. An alternative method involves making a transconjunctival incision, or an incision in the lower eyelid, through which fat can be removed or redistributed.

In both types of eyelid surgery, incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. Once the incisions heal, the surgeon may administer a laser chemical peel to eliminate any dark coloration in the lower eyelids. You may experience swelling, bruising, or irritation during the healing process. The results will become apparent within several weeks, though incision lines may take up to a year to fully subside.

What Should I Look For In An Eyelid Surgeon?

As a patient, choosing a surgeon with excellent credentials and a favorable track record is the most effective way of ensuring your blepharoplasty yields the results you want. Dr. Matt Chhatre holds several honored distinctions in his profession, and consistently delivers outstanding results for his patients. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, a fellow at the AmericanCollege of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

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Risks Of Eyelid Surgery

When performed by an experienced, accredited surgeon, blepharoplasty is a safe, effective means of restoring a youthful, alert look to your eyes. However, like all surgical procedures, it does involve some risk. Possible complications include asymmetry, blood clots, bleeding, infection, persistent pain, and poor healing.

Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation Today!

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyelids, let Dr. Chhatre turn back the clock and give you the energetic, bright-eyed look you desire, as well as the boosted self-confidence you deserve. To find out more about how eyelid surgery / blepharoplasty can benefit you, please call (816) 347-0026  or contact our clinic serving Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, and Overland Park MO today.