Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, performs eyelid surgery for patients desiring facial plastic surgery.
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The eyes are one of the most important features of the face. When the eyes appear tired or sagging, the patient seems older or sad. When the eyes are bright and fresh, the patient has a younger-looking, healthier appearance. Dr. Paul M. Glat performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, at our Bala Cynwyd office near Philadelphia to rejuvenate the area around the eyes, restoring youthful beauty and an alert, refreshed look.*
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The goals of the surgery differ for the upper and lower eyelids. The upper eyelids must be positioned at the proper level, and excess skin folds (hooding) removed. The lower lids must also be at an appropriate level and deep grooves (tear troughs) and fat protrusions (bags) corrected.
In upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the eyelid crease to minimize visible scarring. If excess skin is subtracted during lower eyelid surgery, discreet incisions are made in the crease under the lid. If the patient does not have excess skin in this region and only requires treatment for under-eye bags, then incisions can be hidden inside the lower eyelid.
Many patients who undergo eyelid surgery at our Bala Cynwyd office are interested in other treatments to minimize the signs of aging. Facelift and brow lift procedures can be performed along with eyelid surgery for additional cosmetic enhancement.
After undergoing blepharoplasty, the healing period is usually rapid, and results are apparent early in the postoperative period.* Side effects may include temporary blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Soreness can be treated with medication and swelling can be reduced with a cold compress. Dr. Paul M. Glat will go over other steps with the patient to ensure a fast and safe recovery, including the use of ointment and eye drops to keep the incisions lubricated and the eyes from drying out. Stitches are taken off within two and seven days of the procedure, and patients are usually able to resume normal activities within one to two weeks after eyelid surgery. Complications are extremely rare, though they may include hematoma and asymmetry of the eyelids.
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Dr. Glat also offers the following cosmetic procedures:
Dr. Glat and his staff look forward to working with you to develop plastic surgery goals that help you look and feel your best. Costs associated with eyelid surgery vary by patient, and we offer CareCredit® as a financing option. Also, check our Current Specials.
Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, are committed to helping eyelid surgery patients make the right choices when preparing to undergo surgery. To schedule an eyelid surgery consultation with our Philadelphia plastic surgeon, contact our Bala Cynwyd office today.