16 Jan 2020 What Are The Risks Associated With Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery, a procedure that surgically alters drooping eyelids to enhance a person’s ability to see clearly. The effects of aging can cause excessive sagging of the eyelids, which in turn tends to drag down the eyebrows as well. Sometimes it becomes medically necessary to perform eyelid surgery when it interferes with your eyesight so it’s important to understand the risks associated.
The idea of surgery can be stressful no matter what the reason. When eyelid surgery is recommended, it’s important to get all of the information about the procedure from your doctor. You should also feel confident in your surgeon’s ability to perform the blepharoplasty correctly, so you can feel at ease. If your doctor is experienced, then you shouldn’t have any issues after the surgery.
There are some things to be aware of before getting the procedure done. There are always risks of infection or blood clots when you have surgery, but if you’re nervous about the procedure, then speak with your doctor about your concerns before scheduling the eyelid surgery. Occasionally, there is scarring around the eyes where the surgery was done, or the skin may look discolored. These issues can normally be removed with skin treatments by a dermatologist.
The risk of injury to the eye muscles and the ability to open and shut your eyes are also something you need to know about. Your eyes may feel irritated and dry after the surgery, but this should be a temporary condition. Some patients have experienced blurred vision, and in extreme cases, have lost their ability to see. However, the chance that eyelid surgery will make you lose your vision is highly unlikely.
After you have the surgery done, then it’s important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions on how to take care of yourself. The area around your eyes will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. It’s important that you don’t smoke and get plenty of rest during this period. Physical exertion should be delayed until after you’re healed, and given the green light by your doctor to resume your normal activities.
Ice packs can be used on your eyes after the surgery to help alleviate any pain or swelling. The doctor will advise you about what over the counter medications you can take. Taking any medications that thin the blood like aspirin is not recommended for a week after your surgery, since it could interfere with the healing process. Sleeping with your head propped up and wearing dark glasses will also help make you more comfortable.
Eyelid surgery is an effective way to regain your vision, and it’s a safe procedure. You’ll not only see more clearly, but you’ll look younger too. You should speak with your doctor for more details about blepharoplasty to see if it’s right for you.
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23 Nov 2016 Guess what? Women Prefer A Younger Face To A Youthful Body
A small group study done by the makers of Botox, a popular anti aging injectable, found that women would rather have a youthful face over a youthful body.
Most women know what it takes to get the youthful body…hard work-good diet and lots of exercise. While, at the same time, there are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can quickly give you that youthful face. There are additionally a few surgical options for longer lasting results.
Non-invasive options for facial rejuvenation
- Injectables / dermal fillers – Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane are commonplace and are easy to find, are cost-effective and have quick results. They diminish wrinkles and help add volume to hollowing areas of the face.
- Chemical Peels – an overall favorite, chemical peels have varying degrees of intensity. They diminish wrinkles, help skin tone, and fade scars and discoloration. Typically more than one peel will be helpful to achieve goals.
- Photo rejuvenation – using IPL (intense pulsed light) this treats melasma, sun spots and broken capillaries. The light heats up the collagen beneath the skin to help the body produce more collagen.
- Dermabrasion – this removes the entire upper layer of skin. It is more intense than a chemical peel.
- Laser skin resurfacing – can produce smoother skin, help with skin tone diminish wrinkles and stimulates collagen growth.
Surgical options for facial rejuvenation
- Brow lift – you would be surprised at how much the brows have to do with a youthful look. Low, sagging brows give off a sad expression. When raised, you look more alert and more welcoming.
- Facelift – this is the most invasive facial procedure. Skin is pulled back around the ears and hairline to get rid of skin folds and wrinkles. This is indeed one of the most intense forms of facial rejuvenation, however, the results will last up to and sometimes beyond 10 years.
- Eyelid Surgery – also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure can take years off your look. Extra skin is removed from the eyelids reducing droopiness and many times allowing more sight.
- Neck lift – removing extra skin below the face and pulling back loose skin can be one of the most changing procedure you will encounter.
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If you are looking to give yourself a fresher, more youthful face, there are lots and lots of wonderful options available to you. Find a board certified plastic surgeon and allow he /she along with their staff to walk you through the options and assist you in figuring out what is best for you. Please call 844-338-5445 to set up your complimentary medical day spa consultation with Neaman MediSpa or surgical consultation directly with Dr. Keith Neaman.View More
15 Nov 2016 Combating The Aging Process…Oh, yes…It Can Be Done!
There are a few telltale signs of aging, but nothing a little Botox and dermal fillers can’t help with right? The signs of aging come on gradually and reveal themselves over time, but suddenly, they all seem to converge. That’s the bad news. But, thankfully there are ways to help improve them to some extent. Individual results may vary of course so we invite you to consult with our team to discuss your particular case.*
Listed below are the dreaded telltale signs of aging and the treatments that help ease or repair them:
Skin – sun damage, redness and sun spots:
- Chemical peels – The use of a chemical solution to remove the damaged layer of skin, improving color and texture.
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) facial – literally lifts the effects of sun damage on your face, giving you the radiant skin you used to have. It is a short procedure where intense light causes collagen and blood vessels to constrict, reducing redness and lines.
- Laser skin resurfacing – removes the top layer of skin, producing new cells. More radiant and tighter skin is a result.
Large pores / rough texture
- Microdermabrasion – rough grains buff away a dull complexion, dark spots and uneven texture. It’s basically a light peel.
- Dermabrasion – An intense procedure that completely resurfaces the skin.
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy – (as seen above).
Eyes – drooping skin on corners and eyelids
- Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that corrects droopy eyelids by removing the extra skin, muscle and fat that is weighing down the eyelids. It not only gives a youthful appearance, but also allows for better vision.
- Botox helps to loosen the nerves and make skin appear smooth and wrinkle free.
Dark circles under eyes
- Facial fillers such as Restylane restore fullness to the tear trough area, restoring volume and reducing the appearance of dark circles.
- Laser skin resurfacing
- IPL facial
- Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction – Fractional laser treatment which stimulates collagen production.
- A mid face lift helps mid face sagging by removing excess skin and tightening tissue and muscles.
- Dermal fillers add volume to the cheeks and contour the overall look.
Neck- usually the first place to show signs of age
- Neck lift destroys the dreaded “turkey neck” and tightens the skin and muscles and improves jawline
- Kybella – an injection that destroys fat tissue and tightens up the neck. It freezes fat cells and the body eliminates them.
Lips – they thin with age
- Dermal fillers add volume
- Lip lift surgery
Nose – widens with age and tip may droop
- Rhinoplasty reshapes and resizes the nose.
Thinking of all these issues at once can be overwhelming and undermine the fact that everything is in some way either fixable or can be improved to some degree. It’s best to choose a problem area and focus on that.
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Choosing a well-trained, board certified plastic surgeon is your first step toward finding your younger self. Together you can discuss what is bothering you about your individual aging process and find the most beneficial procedures to enhance your looks now and into the future. Please call 844-338-5445 to set up your complimentary medical day spa consultation with Neaman MediSpa or to book a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Keith Neaman to discuss surgical options.View More
30 Aug 2016 Does Plastic Surgery Boost Self-Esteem?
What will changing my physical appearance really do for my self-esteem? If you are considering plastic surgery, chances are you are asking yourself this question…and you are not alone. Psychologists have been conducting research in recent years to answer this question.
Plastic Surgery and Self Esteem
Studies have indicated that as a person’s self-perception of attractiveness grows, so too does general happiness. Patients undergoing cosmetic surgery revealed that realistic expectations plays a key role in whether the patient felt an ultimate boost to well-being following their procedure.
Clearly, understanding your expectations and realizing the limitations of plastic surgery play key roles in how you will ultimately feel about the results of your procedure.Whether you are contemplating having a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or an eyebrow lift, do your homework. As with anything, knowledge brings with it power and understanding. Take time to be clear with your provider on your expectations and his abilities to achieve a realistic outcome.
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16 Aug 2016 Am I A Candidate For Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
Commonly known as an eyelift or eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty removes the excess skin from the upper eyelids and/or reduces bagginess from the lower eyelids. One or both procedures can be accomplished at the same time.
The very best candidates for this surgery are individuals who are in good health, are 35 years of age or older and those who have realistic expectations. If, however, droopy eyelids run in your family, of course one may decide to have the procedure done at an earlier time frame.
Before any surgery, you must think about your goals and fully discuss these goals with your board certified plastic surgeon. Many times eyelid surgery is done to benefit eyesight. Droopy lids often interfere with vision, and although the procedure may have an added benefit of a younger appearance, it is not the goal of the surgery. Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance, however it does not necessarily result in an ideal look or alter your facial structure any.
Depending on the type of result you require, your surgeon will discuss with you the method in which your blepharoplasty will be performed. After the surgery, you will have stitches that will remain in for as long as a week. It is very common to have bruising and swelling, but a normal look should return within a week or two.
Upper eyelid surgery can last at least five to seven years and lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated.
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If eyelid surgery is a procedure that you are considering, a thorough exam and consultation by your elected board certified plastic surgeon is essential to gain knowledge of the procedure for your specific needs and to learn what realistic expectations you should have before having the surgery. If you are located in the Portland, Eugene, or Salem Oregon areas, contact Dr. Neaman today to schedule a consultation.View More
02 Aug 2016 Most Commonly Requested Plastic Surgery For Men
Plastic surgery has continued to evolve in its perception ever since its creation after the first World War. It was once viewed very negatively and as something to hide because it was perceived as being very self-indulgent. Women were the first to jump on the plastic surgery bandwagon, recognizing it as a positive approach to self-esteem and for a better quality of life. As time goes on, men have seen the effects on their wives and they are liking what they see.
Some of the increase in the male population becoming interested in plastic surgery can be related to baby boomers who have taken good care of themselves and they desire to look as good as they feel. And, of course, there are those men who don’t necessarily want their wives looking better than they do, after she has undergone rejuvenation procedures, so they ultimately decide on surgery as well.
Some of the most common procedures requested by men are Blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), neck lifts, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, liposuction and gynecomastia (breast reduction). In addition, botox and fillers have become more popular with men as well.
Clearly, plastic surgery and face rejuvenation has become mainstream. It is no longer just for women. Society finds itself in a position of living longer than ever before with better life quality and we are remaining active and engaged longer than ever before. Having said that, we are also enjoying the fact that plastic surgery itself has evolved, ensuring that board-certified plastic surgeons are well-trained and perform safe, predictable surgeries with excellent outcomes.
Men have stepped up to the plate and are now experiencing the effects of rejuvenation procedures that women have been privy to for so many years. If you are a man or know a man who is considering a procedure, we encourage you to contact a board certified plastic surgeon and consult with them regarding your concerns and expectations. Today is the very first day of the rest of your life…live it the way you want to.
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21 Jul 2016 Non-Surgical Options for Under Eye Puffiness
A common question women have for our Medical Day Spa is what can be done non-surgically to improve the look of under eye bags and discoloration. The answer to these questions depend on the cause of the bags and/or discoloration.
Many times allergies are the culprit when dark circles are the issue. Treating allergies, cold compresses and tannic acid in cold tea bags can constrict the blood vessels and lighten the skin tone. This treatments can help if the cause is actually allergens.
If the cause of the eye bags and discoloration is causing by the skin thinning (which happens as we age) which tends to have a more reddish/ purple type look, then applying retinoids and other skin care products may prove to be helpful.
Pockets or bags under the eyes created by extra fat deposits are most effectively treated through a surgical procedure called, blepharoplasty, which actually removes the extra fat pockets.
If the circles and eye bags are due to having too little fat, which also commonly occurs with age as we begin to lose volume, they can be readily addressed with dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Juvederm, or Radiesse. A quick and minimally painless procedure which will last for about a year.
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25 Feb 2016 Eyelid Surgery vs. Cosmetic Injectables
To address signs of aging, many of our patients seek eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, or cosmetic injectables such as Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin®, and Dysport® to achieve a more youthful look. Some doctors perform eyelid surgery to eliminate the excess skin and puffy fat pads on the upper and/or lower eyelid that can contribute to an aged, tired appearance. Cosmetic injectables are designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin around the eyes, but there are a few differences to be considered with each of these treatments.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin®, and Dysport® contain a purified form of Botulinum that temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles between and around the eyes, as well as the forehead that form with age and repeated facial expressions. Because the products are injected into the muscle, they are eventually absorbed and eliminated by the body, and must be re-injected every 4-6 months to maintain facial rejuvenation results. For patients looking to address other areas of the face such as the cheeks, chin, lips, or nasolabial folds, Neaman Plastic Surgery offers a variety of facial fillers including Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma™, and Radiesse®. While all of these types of injections target the signs of aging, they do not permanently stop the aging process. Additional treatments are necessary to maintain results.
In addition to the wrinkles that injectables treat, the poor elasticity of the skin of mature eyes can begin to droop and cause a “hooded” appearance. Upper blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and fat pads (if necessary) of the upper eyelid with an incision hidden neatly within the eye’s natural crease. Many patients assume that they need an upper blepharoplasty when their eyebrows begin to droop and sag. However, as you age, the skin on your forehead begins to stretch, causing wrinkles and even droopy eyebrows. In this instance, a brow lift (forehead lift) can better rejuvenate a more youthful appearance. Sometimes, this procedure is even combined with blepharoplasty for total eye rejuvenation.
As the skin ages, it also becomes thinner and easier to see the fat pads and dark vessels that appear under the eyes. Lower eyelid (conjunctional) blepharoplasty utilizes a discrete incision along the inside of the eyelid to remove fat from underneath. In addition to fat pad removal, some patients may also benefit from laser skin resurfacing or removal of excess skin in the area to treat the surface symptoms of aging. If necessary, both blepharoplasty and skin resurfacing/ skin excision can be performed simultaneously. While the eyes do continue to age after any facial cosmetic surgery procedure, be it surgical or non-surgical, the signs become much less pronounced by addressing the folded, excess tissue.View More
04 Sep 2015 Can I change the shape of my eyes?
You can indeed, change the shape of your eyes through a combination of peri-orbital surgeries including a blepharoplasty and /or brow lift. Asian eyelid surgeries are amongst the most common regarding changing the shape of one’s eyes. However, it is important that any patient consults with a plastic surgeon before undergoing any procedure. Make sure you ask to see the surgeons before and after pictures.
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05 Aug 2015 Plastic Surgery: It’s not just for women!
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 106% between 1997 and 2012. The plastic surgeons at Oregon Plastic Surgeons state that there are two main reasons for this increase.
1. Men want to look good.
2. They want to stay competitive in the job market.
Men are getting surgery as a tool to help them succeed. So what are the most popular surgeries that these men get? According to the ASAPS the most commonly sought after procedures are liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid surgery, gynecomastia (removal of breast tissue) and ear shaping.
Stay tuned for more blog posts specifically on these procedures. If this is something that you or a man you know is looking into, the plastic surgeons at Neaman Plastic Surgery are ready and willing to answer any and all questions that you may have. Please contact us at 844-338-5445 or visit us at Neaman Plastic Surgery Website to schedule a consultation.View More