BLEPHAROPLASTY

IN ANNAPOLIS, MD


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An Eyelid Surgery From Dr. Namita Murthy

AGE AND FATIGUE

Have you looked in the mirror lately and wondered why you always seem to look as though you didn’t get enough sleep? No matter how many hours you get, it’s the same thing: puffy eyes, droopy eyelids, and bags. Eyelid surgery from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Namita Murthy can get rid of these signs of age and fatigue and restore a look of youthful vitality.

Blepharoplasty in Annapolis, MD, can dramatically solve cosmetic issues with your eyelids in a matter of hours. This procedure aims to enhance the appearance, aesthetic, and function of your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

What Is BLEPHAROPLASTY?

ADDRESS AGING TISSUES

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure designed to address aging tissues around the eyes. Specifically, it is a form of eyelid surgery that aims to remove skin and reposition the crease of the upper eyelids and reduce the bagginess of the lower eyelids.

As you age, the skin starts to lose elasticity, causing it to sag above and below the eyes. This excess skin can begin to look wrinkly, which can negatively affect vision in some cases. Furthermore, the fat that cushions the eyes may begin to herniate and move into pockets of loose skin, giving the appearance of puffiness under the eye. Owing to sun exposure and squinting, crow’s feet on the outside corner of your eyes can also deepen as you age. Dr. Namita Murthy can use various styles of blepharoplasty to create a customized surgery plan to address your specific issues. She has more than a decade of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, and can help you identify potential treatment areas to revitalize your look.

 

Types of BLEPHAROPLASTY

THREE BASIC TYPES

There are three basic types of eyelid surgery procedures: Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, and Combination Blepharoplasty.

There are three basic types of eyelid surgery procedures: Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, and Combination Blepharoplasty.

Upper Blepharoplasty tackles droopiness, puffiness, and wrinkling of the upper eye that can make you look tired, older, and even lackluster in expression. Dr. Murthy will make tiny strategic incisions around the eyelid crease, remove excess skin and tissues, and reposition the crease at a more youthful position. Lower Blepharoplasty focuses beneath the eyes. Aging weakens the muscles under our eyes, making it possible for fat to protrude further as time passes. Heavy bags under the eyes build a prominent, exhausted, or weary look for others.

Lower Blepharoplasty works to create a smoother, more contoured look from the lower lash line down to the mid-face via small incisions that enable the transfer of fat deposits and correct loose skin.

Combination Blepharoplasty combines procedures to build a more proportional and youthful look above and below the eyes. Dr. Murthy can tighten and remove skin through microscopic incisions hidden in eye creases or lid lines, readjust fat deposits, and re-contour muscles for a more refreshed overall look.

Upper Blepharoplasty tackles droopiness, puffiness, and wrinkling of the upper eye that can make you look tired, older, and even lackluster in expression. Dr. Murthy will make tiny strategic incisions around the eyelid crease, remove excess skin and tissues, and reposition the crease at a more youthful position. Lower Blepharoplasty focuses beneath the eyes. Aging weakens the muscles under our eyes, making it possible for fat to protrude further as time passes. Heavy bags under the eyes build a prominent, exhausted, or weary look for others.

Lower Blepharoplasty works to create a smoother, more contoured look from the lower lash line down to the mid-face via small incisions that enable the transfer of fat deposits and correct loose skin.

Combination Blepharoplasty combines procedures to build a more proportional and youthful look above and below the eyes. Dr. Murthy can tighten and remove skin through microscopic incisions hidden in eye creases or lid lines, readjust fat deposits, and re-contour muscles for a more refreshed overall look.

Am I the Right Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty in Annapolis, under the care of Dr. Murthy, may be ideal for you when you feel your eyes are affected by the cosmetic signs of aging. These signs can include fine lines, wrinkles, folds, puffiness, undereye bags, and excess skin on the lower or upper eyelids. Each one of these issues can make you look aged or chronically tired.

For some patients, these concerns are not just cosmetically unappealing. In the case of drooping eyelid skin, they can even obstruct your vision. Sagging skin, folds, and drooping tissues can impede your vision, which makes blepharoplasty a medically necessary procedure for some patients.

Through expert blepharoplasty in Annapolis, Dr. Murthy can strategically smooth the skin around your eyes and eyelids, lift sagging, drooping skin, and remove unwanted fat deposits to refresh the look of puffiness and eye bags. Blepharoplasty helps you look younger, more alert, refreshed, and well-rested.

Dr. Murthy will personally evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. You should be in good physical and mental health, with no chronic health conditions or serious ophthalmological conditions. This procedure could be ideal for you when you experience any of the following cosmetic or medical conditions with your eyelids or eye area:

  • Noticeable signs of aging around the eyelids, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids that droops and impairs vision
  • Puffiness or bags under the eyes
  • Sagging or drooping lower eyelids

During your initial consultation with Dr. Murthy, she will ensure you are well informed about your blepharoplasty procedure and the results you can expect. This is a good time to ask her any questions. She will put you at ease, listen to your concerns without judgment, and ensure you are comfortable with the procedure from start to finish.

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Your BLEPHAROPLASTY
PROCEDURE

TYPICALLY TAKES ABOUT 2 HOURS

If only the upper eyelids are treated, eyelid surgery typically takes about two hours. Dr. Murthy will typically use local anesthesia and oral sedation.  Upper blepharoplasty can be performed in the office.  However, if your operation is performed at a hospital or surgical center, you will most likely receive IV sedation.

If you receive both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Murthy will likely operate first on the upper lids. Your incision is carefully planned in a natural skin crease for a scarless result. Your surgeon will remove the skin from the underlying tissue via these cuts, extracting the excess fat and skin (and muscle if indicated). Next, with very minimal stitches, the surgeon will close those wounds. To keep them moist, the doctor will put ointment in your eyes and cover them with cold compresses while you’re in the recovery room. You can have distorted vision from the ointment right after surgery and be sensitive to light. Your eyes can feel watery or dry.

If you receive both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Murthy will likely operate first on the upper lids. Typically, the surgeon would cut into the natural lines of the eyelids. Your surgeon will remove the skin from the underlying tissue via these cuts, extracting the excess fat and skin (and muscle if indicated). Next, with very minimal stitches, the surgeon will close those wounds. To keep them moist, the doctor will probably put ointment in your eyes and cover them with cold compresses while you’re in the recovery room. You can have distorted vision from the ointment right after surgery and be sensitive to light. Your eyes can feel watery or dry.

Recovery From Blepharoplasty

Swelling and, sometimes, bruising are possible following blepharoplasty in Annapolis, MD, but you should feel comfortable resuming daily activities in 7-10 days. Dr. Murthy will offer you detailed instructions on wound care and recovery depending on your specific surgery. Ice packs and keeping your head elevated for at least the first night will also provide comfort during your initial recovery period. Expect to see your final results in about 6 weeks after your procedure.

Your Blepharoplasty Results

LAST UP TO SEVEN YEARS

After your eyelid surgery, you can expect your results to last up to seven years.

Surgery on the lower eyelid seldom has to be repeated. Of course, after the operation, the eyes will continue to age. If you are noticing your eyes begin to look tired again, Dr. Murthy will discuss other available options.

Recovery From Blepharoplasty

Swelling and, sometimes, bruising are possible following blepharoplasty in Annapolis, MD, but you should feel comfortable resuming daily activities in seven to 10 days. Dr. Murthy will offer you detailed instructions on wound care and recovery depending on your specific surgery. Ice packs and keeping your head elevated for at least the first night will also provide comfort during your initial recovery period. Expect to see your final results in about six weeks after your procedure.

After your eyelid surgery, you can expect your results to last up to seven years.

Surgery on the lower eyelid seldom has to be repeated. Of course, after the operation, the eyes will continue to age. If you are noticing your eyes begin to look tired again, Dr. Murthy will discuss other available options.

Schedule Your Blepharoplasty in Annapolis, MD With Dr. Murthy Today

If you’re looking for a blepharoplasty in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Murthy offers this great option for those seeking to regain a youthful appearance around their eyes. Dr. Namita Murthy will be happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer any of your concerns. Contact her office today for a consultation.

Dr. Murthy is deeply valued by her Annapolis patients not only for her medical expertise, but also for her sincerity, empathy, and compassion. Dr. Murthy is genuinely here to help you, and will perform your procedure with your safety, wellness, and best interests at heart. She will work with you to develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan based on your medical and aesthetic needs.

As a concierge plastic surgery practice, we offer car service to and from your procedure, overnight care, and mobile access to Dr. Murthy from your first consultation to your last follow-up so you can personally discuss your questions and concerns with her at your convenience. Book your consultation today and discover how this treatment can permanently restore, refresh, and revitalize your face.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Will Blepharoplasty improve my vision?

If you experience obstructed vision due to droopy eyelids, the procedure may help, especially if your peripheral vision is affected.

Will I be able to drive after Blepharoplasty?

Each of our Annapolis Blepharoplasty patient’s experience is different. Some may drive after only two or three days, while others should refrain from driving for a week or longer. Your recovery process will determine when you feel comfortable enough to get behind the wheel. If you have concerns in this regard, contact Dr. Murthy’s office for guidance.