Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty in Austin, TX, With Dr. Yula Indeyeva

An upper eyelid lift, also known as upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty, is an excellent rejuvenation option for anyone looking for an effective anti-aging solution for the upper eyelids.

Aging inevitably involves changes around your eyes that can make you look older and create a perpetually upset or exhausted appearance. Instead of resigning yourself to this process, consider partnering with a facial plastic surgeon for upper eyelid surgery to achieve a permanent approach to facial rejuvenation.

As a fellowship-trained, compassionate, and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Yula Indeyeva uses advanced techniques to help her patients recapture their youthful expressions and open their eyes to the world once more.

Continue reading to learn more about upper eyelid surgery in Austin, TX, or contact us online to request your friendly and informative consultation with Dr. Indeyeva today.

Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

The eyelids are among the first facial features to show signs of aging. The skin around your eyes is delicate – as it loses elasticity, it can start wrinkling in response to years of repeated facial expressions like smiling and squinting. Sagging upper eyelid skin also occurs, which can be severe enough to hang over your eyelashes and limit your field of vision.

During upper blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Indeyeva removes excess skin and restores the eyelid creases for a more youthful and refreshed look. This outpatient surgery involves making tiny, discreet incisions hidden in the natural eyelid creases that will heal nearly invisibly. 

“I strongly believe in the mind-body connection, and I’m convinced that when people feel their best and most confident, they radiate their purest, highest, most positive energy into the world. Through my skill set, I will empower people to feel their best and achieve their highest potential.”​ -Dr. Yula Indeyeva

Am I a Good Candidate for an Upper Blepharoplasty in Austin?

You might begin considering upper blepharoplasty surgery if wrinkles and sagging upper eyelid skin concern you.

Ideal candidates have realistic expectations and are in good overall health, with no underlying medical conditions that could cause excessive risks or complications. If you smoke, please quit before surgery and remain nicotine-free throughout your recovery. Smoking slows circulation and inhibits your body’s healing ability.

What Happens During Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery?

An eyelid lift is an outpatient surgery performed while you are under either local or general anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Indeyeva will explain the potential pros and cons of these sedation options so you can choose whether you would prefer to undergo your procedure in our office or in a surgical facility.

On the day of your appointment, Dr. Indeyeva will welcome you, review your procedure in detail, answer any final questions, and proceed with surgery once your anesthesia has taken effect.

Upper blepharoplasty requires tiny incisions that will heal nearly imperceptibly. Dr. Indeyeva uses these to carefully reposition excess fat and tighten loose skin. The surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to perform. Once you are medically stable, you can return home the same day with a responsible adult to drive you.

An eyelid lift is an outpatient surgery performed while you are under either local or general anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Indeyeva will explain the potential pros and cons of these sedation options so you can choose whether you would prefer to undergo your procedure in our office or in a surgical facility.

On the day of your appointment, Dr. Indeyeva will welcome you, review your procedure in detail, answer any final questions, and proceed with surgery once your anesthesia has taken effect.

 Upper blepharoplasty requires tiny incisions that will heal nearly imperceptibly. Dr. Indeyeva uses these to carefully reposition excess fat and tighten loose skin. The surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to perform. Once you are medically stable, you can return home the same day with a responsible adult to drive you.

What to Expect During Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery

Rest, patience, and self-care are crucial for achieving optimal results. Swelling, redness, and eye irritation are typical side effects of this surgery, which you can manage by applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated. If dryness is a problem, ask Dr. Indeyeva about prescription or over-the-counter eye drops.

While healing from an eyelid lift, avoid reading and other activities that might cause eye strain. Instead, listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks with your eyes closed. We will send you home with detailed postoperative instructions to follow for a smoother, more comfortable recovery, including how to wash your face and when to return for follow-up appointments.

Though gentle walking can help speed your recovery, please avoid more strenuous workouts until Dr. Indeyeva clears you to do so. If you usually wear contacts, we ask you to switch to glasses for at least 10 days after your procedure. Most people feel well enough to return to work within one week after upper blepharoplasty, but you can expect a longer recovery period if you combined your eyelid lift with a complementary surgery such as a brow lift. You may also want to take additional time off if your job requires strenuous activities or heavy screen time.

Rest, patience, and self-care are crucial for achieving optimal results. Swelling, redness, and eye irritation are typical side effects of this surgery, which you can manage by applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated. If dryness is a problem, ask Dr. Indeyeva about prescription or over-the-counter eye drops.

While healing from an eyelid lift, avoid reading and other activities that might cause eye strain. Instead, listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks with your eyes closed. We will send you home with detailed postoperative instructions to follow for a smoother, more comfortable recovery, including how to wash your face and when to return for follow-up appointments.

Though gentle walking can help speed your recovery, please avoid more strenuous workouts until Dr. Indeyeva clears you to do so. If you usually wear contacts, we ask you to switch to glasses for at least 10 days after your procedure. Most people feel well enough to return to work within one week after upper blepharoplasty, but you can expect a longer recovery period if you combined your eyelid lift with a complementary surgery such as a brow lift. You may also want to take additional time off if your job requires strenuous activities or heavy screen time.

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Dr. Yula Indeyeva, a highly trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to facelifts, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.

Turn Back the Clock with Upper Eyelid Surgery in Austin

Dr. Indeyeva may use multiple strategies for your upper eyelid lift in Austin, drawing upon her expertise as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. You deserve a customized anti-aging treatment plan that is as unique as you are. Meeting one-on-one with Dr. Indeyeva allows you to discuss procedural details and decide on the best approach for you.

 

If you would like to learn more, we invite you to schedule your consultation today to learn how an upper eyelid lift can help you look and feel your best at any age.

Frequently Asked Questions About Upper Blepharoplasty

Though this procedure removes excess skin and redistributes fatty tissues, nothing can stop the natural aging process, and the resulting changes will continue to accumulate, depending on factors like genetics and lifestyle. On average, eyelid surgery can last up to a decade before aging catches up. However, you will always look younger than your peers who did not have this procedure done.

Most patients return to their daily routines within a week after upper blepharoplasty. You can resume exercise gradually starting 14 days after your surgery.

Health insurance may cover upper blepharoplasty if your skin sags severely enough to impair your vision. Generally, you must provide documentation of your condition and undergo an exam to prove to your insurer that this procedure is medically necessary. Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin is out of network for all insurance plans.

Surgery cannot correct the dynamic wrinkles that occur with facial expressions such as squinting and smiling. By blocking the nerve signals that allow the underlying muscles to contract, neuromodulators like Dysport and Botox allow these facial expressions to relax.

We frequently recommend skin resurfacing for deeply etched crow’s feet or frown lines. This treatment takes place in our clinic and requires a healing period of two to three weeks.

A brow lift is the best way to address droopy eyebrows. Most of the time, brow lift and blepharoplasty surgeries are complementary and performed together for the best results.

You can prolong your youthful appearance with a preventive approach to skin care. Skinbetter Science has scientifically rigorous medical-grade skincare products.  We recommend Interfuse Eye for daytime eyecream, Alpharet Eyemax for night-time eye cream, and Tone Smart Compact Sunscreen to prolong the results of your blepharoplasty.  Apply sunscreen before going outdoors, stay hydrated, reduce stress, and get seven to nine hours of restful sleep per night. 

Generally, about 80% of swelling and bruising is gone by the two-week mark, and 90% of swelling dissipates after two months. Dr. Indeyeva will remove your sutures after one week, at which time your incisions may appear pink and lumpy. Scarring will continue to improve with time and generally will not be noticeable after two weeks.

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