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Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Seattle    
Alisa Rekow, MD    
1221 Madison St., Suite 1102    
Seattle, Washington 98104    
206.682.2200    
    

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Eyelid Surgery Information provided by Female Plastic Surgeon in Seattle

 

THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR EYELID SURGERY IN SEATTLE

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery , can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. Before you decide to have eyelid surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Rekow.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.

If you live in the Seattle area and want a plastic surgery procedure such as eyelid surgery , contact Dr. Rekow of the Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Seattle to schedule a consultation to see if you are a blepharoplasty candidate.

PLANNING YOUR EYELID SURGERY IN SEATTLE

The initial consultation with Dr. Rekow is very important. Dr. Rekow will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information. Be sure to inform Dr. Rekow if you have any allergies; if you're taking any vitamins, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), or other drugs; and if you smoke.

You and Dr. Rekow will carefully discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery. You'll need to discuss whether to do all four eyelids or just the upper or lower ones, whether the skin, as well as fat, will be removed, and whether any additional procedures are appropriate.

EYELID SURGERY

Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending upon the extent of the surgery. If you're having all four eyelids done, Dr. Rekow will probably work on the upper lids first, then the lower lids.

In a typical procedure, Dr. Rekow makes incisions that follow the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow's feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, Dr. Rekow separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and sometimes muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.

AFTER YOUR EYELID SURGERY IN SEATTLE

After surgery your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Rekow.

Dr. Rekow will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days, and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Bruising varies from person to person. It reaches its peak during the first week, and generally lasts anywhere from two weeks to a month. You'll be shown how to clean your eyes.

Dr. Rekow will follow your progress very closely for the first week or two. The stitches will be removed two days to a week after surgery. Once they're out, the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside, and you'll start to look and feel much better.

 

If you are seeking a cosmetic surgeon in the Seattle area for tummy tuck Seattle (abdominoplasty Seattle) or other cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation Seattle, breast lift Seattle, breast reduction Seattle, facelift Seattle, browlift Seattle, eyelid surgery Seattle, labiaplasty Seattle or liposuction Seattle we would be delighted to see you in consultation.

Alisa Rekow, MD - 1221 Madison St., Suite 1102 - Seattle, Washington 98104 - 206.682.2200