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Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Christopher Chang

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 blepharoplasty in DC 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.

Eyelid Surgery Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Chang, he will examine your eyelids and talk with you about your hopes and goals for the treatment. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding the procedure, and he’ll provide as much detail as you need about what to expect. If you decide to proceed with eyelid surgery, Dr. Chang will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

How is eyelid surgery performed?

Double Eyelid Surgery Washington DC

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.

Why Choose Dr. Christopher Chang for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Christopher C. Chang is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who believes in providing each patient with compassionate, personalized care. He and his expert team will go the extra mile to ensure that you have a comfortable experience and receive wonderful, natural-looking results from your blepharoplasty in DC.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Can you combine eyelid surgery with other procedures?

Yes, blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift or facelift.

What is the best age for eyelid surgery?

If you’re undergoing eyelid surgery to treat the effects of aging, you’ll typically get the best results by having the procedure done after age 40.

Are you awake during blepharoplasty?

Typically, you will remain awake during blepharoplasty, but you will be administered local anesthesia and IV sedation.

How long does eyelid surgery last?

The results of eyelid surgery are typically very long-lasting. They can last anywhere from five years to a lifetime.

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