The eyes have a significant impact on the appearance of the entire face. Crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, bags, and dark circles under the eyes can make anyone appear older and less vibrant. Fortunately, eyelid surgery (technically known as blepharoplasty) can eliminate or minimize these and other signs of aging. Overhanging eyelids can obscure your vision, and eyelid surgery can have health benefits as well as cosmetic benefits. Dr. Chang is one of the most skilled surgeons in performing double eyelid surgery Washington DC has to offer.
If puffy, hooded, baggy eyes are adding years to your appearance or interfering with your vision, schedule a consultation to discuss eyelid surgery with Dr. Christopher C. Chang. Dr. Chang is a highly trained, technically-skilled plastic surgeon, who focuses his professional practice upon facial surgery, and who has a friendly, down-to-earth personality that his patients appreciate. We serve the entire Washington DC area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, is a procedure that lifts and tightens the eyelids to create a more youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the lower eyelids or the upper eyelids. In some cases, both the upper and lower eyelids can be addressed at the same time.
During upper eyelid surgery, loose, sagging skin is lifted and tightened to reduce the hooded appearance and to improve the field of vision. During lower eyelid surgery, puffy bags and dark circles are reduced and smoothed to achieve a more rested, youthful appearance.
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Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Our DC blepharoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures that provides a number of benefits, from aesthetic to functional. Eyelid surgery can reduce the signs of aging by correcting:
- Sagging upper eyelids
- Puffiness above the eyes
- Bags below the eyes
- Drooping upper eyelids obstructing your field of vision
- Excess fatty deposits on the eyelids
- Excess skin and fine lines of the lower lids
Eyelid surgery can refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and give the face a more youthful, refreshed and attractive appearance. It can also improve vision if it is being obscured by saggy eyelid skin. Double-eyelid surgery (Asian blepharoplasty) can add a fold to the upper eyelid as an aesthetic enhancement that has the additional benefit of making it easier to apply makeup.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper eyelids or the lower eyelids, or both in the same procedure. In this surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids – in the upper eyelid crease and just below the lower lashes or behind the lower eyelid – so the incisions are hidden after the surgery heals. Occasionally lower eyelid tightening can be performed without any external incisions at all.
After the incisions are made, excess skin and fatty deposits are removed with surgical instruments. Some muscle tissue may also be removed. Sutures or tissue adhesives are then used to close the incisions while carefully smoothing and restructuring the areas around the eyelids and eyebrows.
Eyelid surgery in Washington, D.C.
For eyelid surgery or any facial cosmetic procedure, it is essential to choose a doctor you can trust. Dr. Christopher C. Chang is a recognized leader in plastic surgery, and serves the entire Washington, D.C., area. He has outstanding professional credentials from Yale, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and other distinguished institutions.
As Dr. Chang has dedicated his professional practice to facial plastic surgery, he has refined both his technical skills and his artistic eye for creating balanced facial structures that appear lovely, harmonious, and natural. He takes a comprehensive approach to his patients – providing treatment with kindness and respect, and full dedication to achieving results that are natural and attractive, rather than appearing pulled or tight. You want people to notice how good you look – not that you have had “work done.”
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Most healthy non-smokers who are not currently struggling with unchecked medical concerns such as hypertension or bleeding disorders will qualify to undergo blepharoplasty. Patients should have clear vision and be free from any eye diseases.
Good candidates for eyelid surgery typically have the following characteristics:
- Sagging or drooping in the upper or lower lids
- Puffiness and excess fat deposits in the upper lids
- Under-eye bags
- Realistic expectations for their outcome
Blepharoplasty will not be ideal for people who are frustrated by crow’s feet and other wrinkles, lines, and creases around the eyes. These concerns can be better addressed with non-surgical options such as injectables. If desired, our team can combine blepharoplasty with dermal fillers to achieve the most comprehensive anti-aging result possible for the upper face. If the brows are drooping in addition to the eyelids, a brow lift can accompany your blepharoplasty.
If your eyes are showing signs of aging or droopy eyelids are obstructing your vision, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment option for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang to have a full facial evaluation.
"I have never felt so confident. Dr. Chang completely changed how I saw myself in the mirror. I was terribly self conscious of my nose from my youth and finally decided to go through with the surgery. Not only was it inexpensive compared to the other three doctors I contacted, the before and after pictures of patients were also much better looking than the others! The whole process of surgery and recovery was quick and pretty much painless. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting cosmetic surgery. It really made me a happier person." - Catherine M.
"My son was in a terrible accident with most of the bones in his face and skull broken... I don't know what I would have done without Dr Chang!! My son is fully recovered and back to his old self again. I love Dr Chang, he will be in my prayers for the rest of my life. Thank you!" - Elizabeth A.
"I cannot say enough about my surgery with Dr. Chang! I had full facial Rejuvenation including a facelift brow lift and upper eyelids done 4 months ago. I also had a chemical peel to my lower eyelids and mouth. They was barely any pain and I was back to work the next week! I am so thrilled and my friends are so impressed. I cannot say enough about my experience! He is both caring and an amazing surgeon! Thank you so much!" - Cathy W.
The entire experience and outcome was everything I hoped for and I cannot thank Dr. Chang enough! He is a true pro and I recommend 100% without reservation!" - Ashley R.
"I went to Dr. Chang to correct the damage done to my breasts from pregnancy and breastfeeding. He went above and beyond to make me comfortable and to explain exactly what the procedures (lift + implants) would entail. He was extremely responsive and truly understood the look that I was trying to achieve - full, natural for my frame, and with minimal scarring. I'm only two days out from surgery and I'm already loving my results. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Chang to restore my chest to its pre-baby appearance. I actually think they are going to be better than they ever were before I had kids!" - Emily L.