One of the first places we start to show our age is in the area around our eyes. The skin becomes loose and underlying muscles weaken, resulting in wrinkles and crow's feet. The upper and lower eyelids can start drooping or begin to look puffy. In some instances, this can also obstruct vision. To help patients achieve a youthful and more alert appearance. Our surgeons perform blepharoplasties most often in the Oakland office AAAASF certified operating room. This cosmetic eyelid surgery can tighten loose skin, soften wrinkles, and eliminate puffiness under the eyes. If you would like to learn more about how we can rejuvenate your appearance with blepharoplasty Pittsburgh patients are encouraged to contact our office and schedule a consultation.*
In Pittsburgh blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a procedure designed to correct the appearance of drooping, tired-looking, or puffy eyelids. The treatment can be accomplished by removing excess skin and fatty deposits and tightening the remaining tissue. Non-smoking patients who are in good health and want to enhance the appearance of the area immediately surrounding their eyes are usually blepharoplasty candidates.
It is important to understand that cosmetic eyelid surgery is not for everyone. Specific medical and ophthalmic conditions can raise the risks involved with the procedure. Patients who suffer from glaucoma or dry eye may not be candidates because the procedure can aggravate these conditions. Hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure can also preclude patients from blepharoplasty. The best way to determine your candidacy for blepharoplasty is to schedule a consultation. We will review your medical history and take careful note of your goals to make an educated recommendation.
During upper eyelid surgery Pittsburgh plastic surgeons will make a small incision in the natural creases of the upper eyelid, and remove excess skin and fatty tissue. If needed, he can also tighten and reposition underlying muscle tissue. The remaining skin of the eyelids will be lifted and sutured into place, which can create a more refreshed and alert appearance.
Lower eyelid surgery primarily involves the removal of fatty deposits and sagging skin from under the eyes. This is accomplished by making a small incision in the lash line. Excess tissue is removed and, if necessary, fatty tissue can be redistributed to minimize puffiness. Once you have healed, dermal fillers may also be used to fill in areas that had previously looked hollowed or sunken. This can leave a smooth, firm, younger-looking area above the cheek, and help you to look rejuvenated and alert.*
Advanced Local Anesthesia (ALA) at The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery
The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery is at the forefront of innovative surgical techniques prioritizing patient comfort and safety. The team of skilled medical professionals has extensive experience in providing procedures under cutting-edge local anesthesia, resulting in faster recovery times and shorter patient downtime. By utilizing local anesthetic techniques combining Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, the team at the Pittsburgh Center can perform procedures such as small-volume liposuction, breast augmentation, limited tummy tucks, gynecomastia surgery, and facelifts with minimal disruption to the patient's daily routine.
This approach has been proven to reduce recovery time and discomfort, allowing patients to return to their daily activities as soon as possible. In addition, Dr. Davila is the only provider in Pittsburgh offering deep plane SMAS Facelifts under enhanced local anesthesia. One of the key advantages of this technique is that it reduces or eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia, such as prolonged nausea, vomiting, and grogginess. Patients undergoing procedures at the Pittsburgh Center can expect to remain comfortably resting throughout the surgery while communicating with their surgeon throughout the process, ensuring that they are relaxed and at ease at all times.
The Pittsburgh Center's commitment to patient-centered care extends beyond the surgical suite. After their procedures, patients are provided with detailed aftercare instructions and access to a team of dedicated medical professionals available to answer any questions or concerns they may have during their recovery period. Overall, the Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery offers patients a safe, effective, and comfortable surgical experience that prioritizes their well-being and recovery by utilizing advanced local anesthesia (ALA) and providing exceptional aftercare, Drs. Dennis Hurwitz and Armando Davila and their team are able to help patients achieve their desired results with minimal disruption to their daily lives.
Patients who have less pronounced bags under the eyes that only require the removal of fatty tissue, but not the removal of skin, may benefit from a transconjunctival blepharoplasty procedure. This less invasive surgery can be performed using several small incisions and typically leaves no visible scarring.
If you have tired-looking, drooping, or puffy eyelids, our plastic surgeons can restore the alert, youthful appearance you desire. To learn more about how you can benefit from this customized procedure, please contact our office today.*
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.