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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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FAQs: Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Delaware

Welcome to our plastic surgery practice, if you have contemplated rejuvenating your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery stay with us for valuable insights. Through the following series of frequently asked questions, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mehdi Balakhani, delves into the nuances and benefits of the upper and lower eyelid procedures he performs in Delaware.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes. It can address aesthetic concerns related to the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. The goal of eyelid surgery is to create a more refreshed, and alert look.

How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed and What Does it Address?

Upper blepharoplasty surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. During the surgery, precise incisions are made along the natural creases of the upper eyelids to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin, muscle, and fat are then carefully adjusted as needed to create a rejuvenated and harmonious eyelid contour.

How Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Performed and What Does it Address?

Lower blepharoplasty surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or if needed, general anesthesia. Incisions are strategically placed either just below the lower eyelash line or on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival incision) to address concerns such as excess skin, repositioning or reduction of fat deposits, and muscle tightening.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are in good overall health and are seeking realistic improvement to their eyelid contours or undereye appearance. Patients with severe ocular surface disorders, glaucoma, or retinal disorders may not be suitable candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Managing eye allergies and ensuring optimal ocular health is crucial before considering cosmetic eyelid procedures.

Can an Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery be Combined into a Single Procedure?

Yes, upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery can be performed in a single procedure, often referred to as a combined or simultaneous blepharoplasty. Patients who wish to address both upper and lower eyelid concerns can benefit from a streamlined surgical and recovery process.

Are the Results of Eyelid Surgery Permanent?

While eyelid surgery can provide long-lasting results, the natural aging process continues. Over time, some gradual changes may occur. However, many patients enjoy the benefits of eyelid surgery for many years, looking more refreshed and youthful compared to if they hadn’t undergone the procedure.

Will Eyelid Surgery Affect My Vision?

Eyelid surgery is primarily performed for cosmetic purposes, but it can have functional benefits as well. Some patients with sagging upper eyelids may experience improved peripheral vision and reduced obstruction of their field of view after the procedure.

Contact Us to Learn More

Thank you for visiting our practice today, Dr. Balakhani specializes in facial surgery and is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and a member of the Oculoplastic Society of New York. Dr. Balakhani’s decades of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical experience provide patients with natural-looking results that harmonize seamlessly with the rest of their facial features.

Take the next step on the path to a rejuvenated appearance and contact our office to arrange a consultation for blepharoplasty. The doctor will meet with you to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals, he will review your medical history to ensure safe treatment and evaluate your eyelid and facial anatomy. Begin your quest to turn back the hands of time, contact us to learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery in Delaware.

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