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Why a patient might benefit from upper eyelid surgery

iStock 1144337675 Patients with sagging, excess skin on the upper eyelid may deal with changes over time that might impede their field of vision and make them appear older or tired. When these imperfections start to become more prevalent, adult men and women in the San Antonio, TX area might start to consider the advantages of plastic surgery procedures. Upper eyelid surgery, also referred to as upper blepharoplasty, is a procedure provided regularly by Dr. Jessica Belz. She can help patients restore their field of vision and appear youthful and well-rested. 

What is upper blepharoplasty? 

Upper blepharoplasty is a treatment during which a plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid. It may be completed in conjunction with a lower eyelid procedure known as a lower blepharoplasty. Patients with other concerns such as puffy eyes, bags under the eyes, or sagging skin around the eyes may benefit from combining the two procedures for more dramatic improvements. 

Who is a candidate? 

The upper blepharoplasty procedure is best used for patients who have sagging upper eyelids. During the initial consultation appointment, Dr. Jessica Belz will assess a patient’s current situation and determine if they are an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty procedures. Whenever possible, she may be able to provide solutions with more conservative treatments such as cosmetic injectables. When the issue is more severe, it is more likely to require surgical intervention to resolve. This can be discussed during the consultation appointment. 

Will I need to take time off of work? 

As with any surgical procedure, healing and recovery is important to reduce the risk of infection and complications. Patients should speak to their doctor about how long they will need to take off of work, school, and social activities. 

Call Dr. Jessica Belz today! 

If you are located in the community of San Antonio, TX or the surrounding areas and are interested in discussing the benefits of upper eyelid surgery with a skilled facial plastic surgeon, book an appointment today with Dr. Jessica Belz by calling (210) 497-7100. Our facility is located at 207 West Sunset Road and accepts new patients.

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