It’s often said that the eyes can say a lot about a person–but sometimes they could be communicating a look that is much older than one actually feels. Sagging or drooping of the upper eyelids and puffiness or bulging around the eyes could add years to a person’s appearance and may even lead to some visual obstruction. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuliani performs upper and lower eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, as a means to help men and women restore a youthful and vibrant appearance of the eyes and face.
Eyelid surgery can be performed to correct aging of the upper eyelids, under-eye area, or both. This popular facial plastic surgery procedure is often combined with complementary surgeries such as laser resurfacing, a facelift and neck lift, or brow lifting to complete the facial rejuvenation.
He pays careful attention to each patient, taking the necessary time to assess the situation and ask questions during the consultation. Dr. Zuliani does not come up with a standardized treatment plan on the spot. Instead, he considers the best approach in each special situation, studies photos of the patient, designs a personalized plan, and only then presents his recommendations.
Dr. Zuliani also has a keen understanding of the differences among patients of different cultural backgrounds. He knows how to treat the face in a way that complements a patient's individuality rather than changing it. His goal is to provide each of his patients with results that are in tune with his or her unique lifestyle, culture, and identity.
Dr. Zuliani recommends blepharoplasty to patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyes due to age or–in some cases–genetics. Based on each patient’s individual case, Dr. Zuliani can help to determine whether upper, lower, or both eyelid surgeries would be most beneficial. In some cases, the sagging near the eyes may be the result of a sagging brow. For these patients, Dr. Zuliani would instead recommend a brow lift.
The goal of upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is to address signs of aging associated with the upper eyelids. This may include drooping, sagging, or wrinkling of the upper eyelids. Dr. Zuliani may also perform this procedure to treat congenital defects, such as Ptosis, a drooping or falling of one or both eyelids (often referred to as “lazy eye”).
Lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty helps to address concerns with the area beneath the eyes. This may include puffiness or bags beneath the eyes caused by the accumulation of fat or excess skin. Men and women considering lower eyelid surgery often feel as though they appear constantly tired.
Dr. Zuliani will perform your upper and/or lower eyelid surgery under general or local anesthesia with a mild anesthetic. If both surgeries are necessary, Dr. Zuliani will combine them in a single surgery.
During your blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Zuliani will make small incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids to remove excess skin and fat. The upper lids are restored to a youthful, raised position. The lower eyelids and area beneath are smoothed and contoured to create a vibrant and well-rested appearance.
Your blepharoplasty procedure will be performed by Dr. Zuliani onsite at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, or at a nearby accredited hospital or surgery center. Eyelid surgery will typically take about two hours to complete, after which you will be able to return home under the care of a loved one.
Eyelid surgery often does not require a lengthy recovery period; however, the healing process will vary from patient to patient. The majority of swelling and discoloration around the eyes typically fades within 7-10 days of surgery. At this time, you should also be able to wear makeup to cover up any of the fine incision lines. Most post-surgical scarring will have nearly disappeared after several months.
Once fully healed, your eyes will reveal a much younger side of you. Sagging and drooping of the upper eyelids and/or puffiness beneath the eyes will be dramatically reduced, showcasing a more lively and energetic appearance of the eyes. The results of your blepharoplasty are designed to be very long-lasting and can help maintain a younger look for years to come.
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.Contact Us Today