Eyelid Surgery Washington, DC
Eyelid surgery, an eye lift or blepharoplasty corrects excess upper eyelid skin and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess skin and/or fat and muscle. It can diminish the look of loose skin and bagginess in the eyelid region.
The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and many upper eyelid–only procedures can be done in the doctor’s office under total local anesthesia. Patients are generally reading again in two to three days and back to work and strenuous activity within two weeks. Results are very long lasting.
Results are simply terrific
I went to Dr. Olding for upper eyelid reduction (blepharoplasty) after comparing ratings among multiple ratings venues (Angies, Washingtonian, Checkbook, etc.). The surgery was done at GW Hospital and was superb in every way – I felt very well-cared for. Recovery was easy. Results are simply terrific. Dr. Olding was especially helpful relieving my anxiety: he is straightforward, clear, takes the time necessary to explain, and has earned my complete trust.
Potential complications include bleeding, infection, swelling at the corners of the eyes, development of dry eyes, a slight asymmetry in healing, difficulty closing the eyes completely (which is rarely permanent), a drawing down of the lower lids that necessitates follow-up surgery, and blindness (which is extremely rare and has never occurred in Dr. Olding’s practice).
Patients interested in cosmetic facial surgery relating to aging, please bring with you any photos of yourself 5, 10, 15 or 20 years past, so Dr. Olding may see the changes in your face. Please also look at the list of all medications and supplements you may not take 2 weeks prior to your surgery.
* Individual results may vary.
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