A traditional lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed by removing excess fat under the eye. This method left the appearance of the eyes to look aged over time by giving the eyes a hollow appearance. Dr. Dahiya’s approach repositions the fat rather than remove it, creating a more youthful appearance. Contouring the fat around the eyes allows Dr. Dahiya to sculpt an individualized, natural look for each patient that will be maintained for years to come.
In recent years plastic surgeons have recognized more the need to restore youthful fullness to the face as a whole in order to achieve great results. Dr. Dahiya’s technique of preserving and repositioning of fat during a blepharoplasty compliments this contemporary approach to facial rejuvenation.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty involves removing the excess skin that tends to hang in the upper eyelid. One aspect of the upper eyelid blepharoplasty that Dr. Dahiya is very particular about is on the outer edges of the upper eyelid. Some doctors are reluctant to excise the skin on the outer parts of the lid but Dr. Dahiya hides the incision in fine lines and over time the incision is not visible at all. This additional maneuver opens up the eyes where the hanging is often actually at its worst.
The majority of all surgical procedures are performed at our office under local anesthesia. You are provided the option to take oral sedation to feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole procedure. Under the guidance of Dr. Dahiya, a Registered Nurse, and surgical team, you can be assured that you are being well cared for. All pre-operative instructions will be discussed in an in-office visit scheduled at your convenience so you and your loved ones can feel comfortable and prepared. If the procedure requires the use of general anesthesia, Dr. Dahiya will perform the surgery at the Surgery Center located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with either or both upper and lower blepharoplasty are facelift, and skin resurfacing.