Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
As you age, excess fat and skin around the eyelids begins to sag. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your vision. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids through the removal or repositioning of excess skin and fat. In order to minimize visible scaring, small incisions are made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids.
From her experience with performing skin cancer surgery on and around the eyes, Dr. Reichel has a firm grasp on the anatomy of the eye. During her formal training at the University of Washington, she worked with some of the best eyelid surgeons in Seattle.
"I like to combine eyelid surgery with laser resurfacing around the eyes to erase the bags, excess skin, and wrinkles all at once. Eyes are one of the most important features of the face. It is amazing how refreshed and natural your face can look after eyelid rejuvenation."
For most, results last 10 years or more. For some, results are permanent. It can take 3 to 6 months for results to be visible.
Recovery time is fairly fast, for most, you can be back to normal activities in 7 days. Pain from the procedure is mild. Dr. Reichel uses local anesthetic injections to numb the area.
She also uses mild sedation during eyelid surgery to relieve any discomfort. Call 206-859-5777 for a consultation on eyelid rejuvenation.
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See Dr. Reichel performing a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)