Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco, CA
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, corrects congenital defects and provides cosmetic enhancement of drooping or sagging eyelids. If you’re concerned about bags under the eyes or droopy eyelids, Dr. Robert Aycock, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco Bay Area, can help.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?*
Eyelid surgery may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are bothered by the look of droopy or saggy eyelids or have puffiness or bags under your eyes.
- Your field of vision is diminished because of your eyelids.
- You feel self-conscious about the look of your eyes and would like them to appear younger and brighter.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery*
Eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance while helping diminish puffy, saggy eyelids that can make you look older than you really are. In addition, after your cosmetic eyelid surgery, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
- More youthful, alert looking eyes.
- Potentially improved vision as a result of removing saggy eyelids that can drop into or obscure your field of vision.
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) is commonly performed to remove bags under the eyes or correct drooping eyelids, conditions that can make you look years older than you really are. Sometimes, droopy eyelids can even impair your vision.
Eyelid surgery may be recommended for anyone with baggy eyes or drooping eyelids who wants to look younger and more alert. It is also helpful for patients whose vision is impaired by droopy eyelids.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Depending on whether the upper or lower eyelids (or both) are affected, different incisions will be made around the natural curvature of the eyelid region to help conceal scarring. Excess fat may be removed or redistributed to help reduce the puffiness and sagging of the eyes and lesson the look of bags under the eyes. Depending on your unique situation, muscles may be repositioned or tightened to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your surgery. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery*
You can expect to be back to work within a few days of surgery, although complete recovery from eyelid surgery may take a few weeks. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort are part of the recovery process and can typically be relieved with cold compresses and oral medication prescribed by Dr. Aycock.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost of eyelid surgery in San Francisco varies depending on the extent of surgery needed. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Additional Facial Surgery Options
Eyelid surgery is a common procedure that can take years off your face. They say that eyes are the windows to the soul – make yours look more lively and beautiful by contacting our office and scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aycock today!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.