All signs of aging on the face cause a dull, older-than-you-are, worn look. You wake up refreshed (sometimes) but look like you haven't slept at all. This is because, as we age, we gain a heaviness of the eyelids themselves.
If that wasn't frustrating enough, we get wrinkles and sagging skin around the eye area. One or the other of these developments doesn't always lend itself to a tired or aged look. In combination however, these unwanted new features can betray our inner energy and vitality and make us look fatigued and sad. Functionally, these changes can make it more difficult to see. They can also make it more difficult to make ourselves up to face the day! Elevating your lids and restoring the surrounding skin energizes your look to compliment how you truly feel and the way you want to take on the world. An eyelid lift or upper blepharoplasty, achieves this restoration for patients.
At Troiano Facial Plastics, our primary focus is patient care paired with aesthetic excellence. Led by Chelsea Troiano, MD, our dedicated team offers a boutique experience, and the finest blepharoplasty in Palm Beach. We will personalize your aesthetic care plan and strive to deliver your ideal outcomes.
This procedure is used to address sagging, droopiness, or puffiness in the upper or lower eyelid. Blepharoplasty provides a youthful, bright, lifted eyelid look. Very precise incisions are used to remove skin, and sometimes fat. After the procedure and healing, the eyelid has a tighter, smoother appearance.
An upper blepharoplasty focuses on the top eyelid and can correct loose, droopy skin. This is used as a cosmetic surgery or sometimes for functional reasons if the skin sags to the point of affecting the vision.
It can be combined with other procedures to obtain an optimal result. Your upper eyelids play a significant role in framing and enhancing the beauty of your eyes. Factors that detract from this beauty are related to aging caused by genetics, sun exposure, and weight fluctuations, among other causes. These changes vary from patient to patient, from having more hooded eyelids due to sagging skin and excess fat, to drooping (or ptotic) eyelids from fat or volume loss. Upper blepharoplasty offers a transformative solution. This cosmetic procedure focuses on rejuvenating your upper eyelids and restoring a youthful, refreshed look. If you're interested in upper blepharoplasty West Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon Chelsea Troiano, MD, has specialized training in upper and lower eyelid cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She is adept at customizing each procedure to fit each patient’s desired goals while respecting the individual’s facial contours. Following your aftercare instructions carefully can reduce the risk of visible scarring after cosmetic surgery.
This procedure can address under-eye puffiness by removing fat or a sunken appearance by repositioning fat. It is often performed via incisions inside the lower eyelid resulting in minimal to no scarring.
The procedure also addresses excess and sagging skin, and if this is performed, an incision on the skin is made to remove the extra skin that heals beautifully. Because the eyes are the focal point of the face, this relatively small surgical procedure can take years off of your appearance and give you a fresh, energized look. A lower blepharoplasty offers exquisitely natural-looking results with minimal downtime. At Troiano Facial Plastic Surgery in West Palm Beach lower blepharoplasty is a delicate facial enhancement procedure designed to remove excess tissue and reposition fat pads and tissues under the eyes. The goal is to achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance. West Palm Beach lower blepharoplasty provider Dr. Chelsea Troiano takes a personalized approach, considering each patient's unique facial structure, needs, and aesthetic goals. Lower eyelid lifts can be tailored to meet individual requirements. Typically, it involves making incisions along the natural skin folds and repositioning the skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the eyelids. This technique can also lift the mid-face or cheeks by repositioning the soft tissues, effectively camouflaging the lower eye rim, and simultaneously reducing excess lower eyelid skin. If there are noticeable fat pads, they can be repositioned to fill hollow areas and restore a youthful contour to the eyelids.
If patients have concerns in both the lower and upper eyelids, a blepharoplasty can be performed in both areas during a single surgery. This offers a convenient single recovery period and can save time and costs.
Look more awake and alert in addition to addressing wrinkles and sagginess. Blepharoplasty is usually an in-office surgery with results that are bright, youthful, and refreshed. Our West Palm Beach Blepharoplasty patients enjoy:
These benefits, combined with the expertise of Dr. Troiano and the dedicated team at Troiano Facial Plastics, make upper and lower blepharoplasty an ideal choice for those seeking to enhance the beauty and vitality of their eyes.
If you struggle with eyelid drooping, a tired appearance, puffy fat or bags under the eyes, hollow tear troughs, or vision problems due to sagging eyelids, blepharoplasty is a great option for correction of these problems. Eyelid lift candidates should be in overall good health and free from serious, ongoing ophthalmic issues or diseases.
While it is generally safe, there are certain individuals who may not be suitable candidates for blepharoplasty. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your specific situation and provide personalized advice. However, here are some general considerations for individuals who may not be suitable candidates for blepharoplasty, including those with certain medical conditions, unrealistic expectations, severe dry eye syndrome, active infection, or insufficient skin elasticity. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list and only a qualified plastic surgeon can provide a definitive assessment of your suitability for blepharoplasty. It is important to have a thorough consultation and discuss your medical history, expectations, and any concerns with your surgeon to make an informed decision.
At your consultation for Blepharoplasty West Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Troiano, will take the time to ensure that your cosmetic treatment plan is expertly tailored to match your preferences and aesthetic goals. If you decide together that an eyelid lift is an ideal procedure for you, the team will provide full details on how to prepare and expectations for recovery.
This surgery typically takes about one to two hours, and it can be performed under either sedation or general anesthesia. Palm Beach blepharoplasty provider, Dr. Troiano, will combine her artistry and surgical skill to create the most discreet incisions possible and adjust skin and tissue around the eyes for a lifted, natural appearance.
Recovery from eyelid lift is typically mild and usually lasts about two weeks, depending on the procedure performed. Most patients experience some bruising, swelling, tenderness, or a tight sensation. Carefully following all provided aftercare instructions will ensure proper healing. Following a blepharoplasty West Palm Beach patients see almost final results around four to six weeks and final results in three to four months.
|Some swelling and bruising
|Sleep elevated 3-5 days
|Complete healing 3-4 months
|Return to work 7-10 days
|Restaurant Ready 2 weeks
When it comes to superior quality lower blepharoplasty, Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Chelsea Troiano, MD, stands out. Specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Troiano welcomes patients not only from South Florida but also from around the globe.
One of few female facial plastic surgeons in West Palm Beach, Chelsea Troiano, MD has specialized expertise in facial cosmetic surgery and recognizes the profound impact that intricate details have on one's appearance. Dr. Troiano is committed to providing her patients with the latest advancements in surgical techniques and innovative technology. With extensive training, Dr. Troiano completed a rigorous 5-year program in Head and Neck Surgery, distinguishing herself as one of the select few. She further honed her expertise with an additional year dedicated exclusively to cosmetic facial and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Troiano is the premier choice for precise and discreet cosmetic care in Palm Beach, FL. As a woman herself, she empathizes with the reflections in your mirror and is committed to correcting the areas that trouble you, enhancing your facial beauty and self-confidence to the fullest.
Our luxury concierge practice is committed to providing aesthetic solutions to those in the Palm Beach community seeking ageless beauty and confidence. Your experience at Troiano Facial Plastics will be one that nurtures, restores, and revives your self-image. With our personalized care and cutting-edge techniques, we are devoted to helping you enhance the natural beauty of your upper and lower eyelids to achieve the results you’ve always desired.
Blepharoplasty surgery has been among the top four cosmetic surgeries for the last decade, and in recent years, it has ranked in the top two.
The vast majority of patients experience very little pain after blepharoplasty, and any discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain meds.
If you are seeking a permanent solution to remove unwanted under-eye bags, eyelid lift surgery can effectively eliminate them and rejuvenate your appearance. In some cases, non-surgical options like a Dermal Filler may also be suitable. Dr. Troiano will assess your specific needs and guide you toward the best treatment choice during your consultation.
Our procedures can be performed on patients who are at least 18 years old. Younger candidates may be considered if they have under-eye bags, hereditary drooping, sagging, or a sunken appearance. However, it is typically recommended for patients in their 40s to 50s, as this is when noticeable changes in the lower eyelid area are often observed.
Eyelid surgery is a low-risk procedure, but possible side effects could include mild bruising or swelling. Very rare but serious side effects could include unexpected scarring or infection. All risks will be reviewed with you by Dr. Troiano.
Yes, the results of an eyelid lift are considered permanent. Proper skin care and sun protection can help to keep the results looking fresh for as long as possible. Of course, patients continue to age after the procedure and therefore the aging process on the lids begins again once healing is complete.
Under-eye bags can significantly impact your appearance, giving the impression of tiredness or sadness even when you feel great. While topical eye treatments and non-surgical enhancement solutions have gained popularity for improving the appearance of moderate to severe lower eyelid concerns, the most effective and precise approach is through facial plastic surgery performed by an experienced physician. Dr. Troiano can carefully address and eliminate most lower lid concerns using appropriate surgical techniques.
The cost of blepharoplasty will vary depending on the specific needs of the patient but the average cost ranges from about $4,400 to $6,000.
As a general rule, most health insurance will not cover elective surgery. Cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty or an upper eye lift generally will not be applicable for insurance coverage.