At our practice in Richmond, eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgery that many patients are interested in. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrin Hubert will meet with you in his office to discuss your goals and how to achieve your desired look. Dr. Hubert strives to deliver the best eyelid surgery Richmond residents can look forward to.
What Is a Blepharoplasty?
Hooded upper eyelids, extra skin or bulging fat, wrinkly skin, and bags in the lower eyelids are all problems that can affect the appearance of your eyes and lead to a tired, or old look. A blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery addresses these problems to give you a refreshed and youthful result. Dr. Hubert tailors his approach to your specific needs. Even a subtle change can make a huge difference in your overall facial appearance.
It’s important to understand the surgery and decide if you need surgery on all four eyelids or just the upper or lower. Below, is additional information on upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery.
Upper Eyelid Lift
Dr. Hubert places the incision in the normal fold of the upper eyelid. If you have hanging extra skin or excess fat, all of this can be removed through the same incision. And because the location of the scar is carefully hidden along the natural fold, it is nearly invisible. Typically Dr. Hubert uses one or two sutures that are removed in the office within the first week.
Lower Eyelid Lift
Problems that bother people with their lower eyelids tend to fall into two categories. The first is wrinkly skin, and the second is puffy bags with excess fat. Some people even have a combination of the two. Dr. Hubert removes unwanted and wrinkly skin through a tiny incision hidden just below the lower eyelashes. Once healed, this scar tends to be nearly unnoticeable. Problems with bags under the eyes, on the other hand, are addressed through an incision on the inside of the eyelid, so that it is not even visible at all. Dr. Hubert may remove fat or use the fat already there to create a smooth transition from the eyelid to the cheek, thus eliminating the puffy bags. This “transconjunctival” approach to the lower eyelid preserves the important muscle of the eyelid which closes the eye and helps to avoid problems with the position of the lower eyelid after surgery.
Eyelid Lift Before & After Photos
Check out these before and after photographs of actual patients of Dr. Hubert!
* Individual results may vary.
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Darrin Hubert, MD
What To Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Bruising and swelling after the surgery tends to be mild, and staying in an upright position and using your cold packs as instructed keep this to a minimum. Any non-absorbable suture removal occurs around five days, and vigorous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least a week. Most patients can be back at work and social activities within two weeks, and your refreshed, final results tend to be more apparent by four weeks.
How Much Does A Blepharoplasty Cost In Richmond?
The cost of a Richmond blepharoplasty can vary on a number of factors. Dr. Hubert will meet with you in his office to discuss all associated costs with your eyelid surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Hubert can discuss all forms of payment, including financing through CareCredit.
Schedule Your Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Hubert will discuss the details of your surgery, show you before and after photos, and answer any questions you may have. Rest assured that you’ll be in great hands as Dr. Hubert is considered by his patients to be one of the best plastic surgeons in Richmond. Contact us today to get started.