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Blepharoplasty in Atlanta, GA

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Blepharoplasty in Johns Creek, GA with Dr. Katherine B. Santosa

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katherine B. Santosa has dedicated her career to helping people look and feel their best. With her patients’ health and satisfaction in mind, Dr. Santosa offers blepharoplasty procedures for individuals with realistic expectations for the natural enhancement of the eyelid area. She strives to deliver the best blepharoplasty Atlanta has to offer. Don’t let sagging skin around your eyes slow you down. Schedule your consultation today at Dr. Santosa’s location in Atlanta, Georgia, and get back to looking younger and well-rested.

No Sagging Skin in Sight

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure where small incisions are made above and below the eyelid to eliminate excess skin and bring volume back to the area. Sagging, excess skin that can obstruct your vision is removed from around the eyes, allowing for a tighter, younger-looking appearance.

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Blepharoplasty vs. Facelift

Blepharoplasty is the same concept as a Facelift. However, they target different parts of the face. With a blepharoplasty procedure, you are tightening the skin around the eyes only. It is a very targeted, precise location that only affects the eyelids. With a Facelift, you are having a lot more skin being treated, as Facelifts target the whole lower half of your face. Facelifts work to remove wrinkles and sagging in the jaw and cheek areas and do not affect the area around your eyes.

Achieving Realistic Goals

What can a blepharoplasty do?

Blepharoplasty procedures are ideal for healthy individuals suffering from sagging skin on and around the eyelids. You should consult with your primary care doctor or Dr. Santosa during your consultation if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical conditions. If so, we can work with you during your consultation to find an alternative treatment that is safe for you and your health.

The Genuine Care You Deserve

Blepharoplasty Consultation

With an optimistic attitude and a passion for her craft, Dr. Santosa is dedicated to taking care of her patients. Throughout your entire experience, from consultation to recovery, Dr. Santosa makes sure to reach out and make an effort to answer any and all questions you may have. She ensures you get all the support you need during this new experience.

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Blepharoplasty Preparation

About two weeks before the procedure, our Atlanta blepharoplasty patients will be advised to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, nicotine, alcohol, and direct sun exposure.

Dr. Santosa will begin your procedure by gently cleaning all around the eyes, eyelids, upper cheeks, and brow areas. Once you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Santosa will make small incisions that allow her to manipulate the tightness of the skin on the eyelid. This will not hurt due to the anesthetic, and the incisions will be made near the eyelid's natural crease so that it looks as natural as possible. Dr. Santosa will then remove the excess skin and close the incisions with sutures before bandaging them.

Your Health is Important

Blepharoplasty Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

While you will see immediate improvement, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising while your eyelids heal. Most of our Atlanta blepharoplasty patients return to public settings confidently after about two weeks when most of the swelling and bruising have subsided. You will want to do your best to avoid coughing, sneezing, vomiting, straining when using the bathroom, bending over, or picking up heavy items for the first three to four weeks after your procedure. These things can cause a lot of pressure behind the eyes, which can cause incisions to open. Your full results will appear roughly six weeks after your procedure. Effects include tighter skin around the eyes and making you appear younger and well-rested.

Maintaining your Blepharoplasty Results

Maintaining your results heavily includes taking care of your skin and body. Wrinkles and sagging skin occur over time due to the loss of elastin production in the skin, which can be delayed by staying in shape and eating healthy. Staying out of direct sun is crucial to avoiding heavy scarring and preventing sun damage. Dr. Katherine B. Santosa offers her patients supplements that help to reduce bruising faster after your procedure. She will schedule a next-day post-op consultation with you to observe how you’re doing. Your well-being and satisfaction come first, so you will be given the information to get a hold of Dr. Santosa or her team at any time after your procedure if you ever have questions or concerns.

Blepharoplasty FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

The scars that blepharoplasty procedures leave fade very well and are made deliberately to blend in with the natural folds of your eyelid. They will be completely unnoticeable, and some patients even report their scars going away entirely after about six months post-procedure.

During your procedure, you are under general anesthesia to ensure you feel no pain during your procedure. You may experience some discomfort during recovery as your incisions heal, but it should not be painful and should not last more than two weeks.

There are a few uncommon risks when it comes to blepharoplasty procedures. These risks include infection, excessive bleeding, nerve damage, decreased or complete loss of vision, or difficulty closing/opening the eyelid. These side effects are not common, and Dr. Santosa will give you the necessary information to prevent these risks during your recovery.

Since every patient and procedure is different, it is difficult to give an exact price for a blepharoplasty procedure. On average, patients spend around $5,000 on their procedure, but this varies per patient. Dr. Santosa’s team will be able to tell you more during your consultation.

Only blepharoplasty procedures that are considered medically necessary will be covered by insurance. Dr. Santosa’s team can answer any questions you may have about pricing, payment, or financing during your consultation.

Discuss your personalized treatment with Dr. Santosa today

Dr. Santosa delivers a well-rounded treatment experience through combined science, compassion, and experience. Begin your journey with trusted board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Katherine B. Santosa in Johns Creek or Sandy Springs, and rest assured that you have selected your best path to exquisite results.

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