Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty in Palm Beach, FL with Dr. Justin Bellamy

The eyelids are particularly delicate, and they are typically the first place to show age, creating a tired, sad, or even angry look. Aging is relentless with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging upper and lower eyelids drastically impacting the overall appearance of the face. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, can help reverse the hallmarks of getting older to dramatically rejuvenate your youthful appearance.

Dr. Justin Bellamy is a board-certified Palm Beach plastic surgeon who combines an artistic approach with extensive academic training, distinguished expertise, and a patient-first philosophy. Patients from across the country seek Dr. Bellamy’s advice, making him a leading blepharoplasty surgeon in Palm Beach.

Contact Justin Bellamy, MD at (561) 705-0044 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!

What Is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure to address excess skin and fatty tissues, tighten the upper and lower eyelid muscles, and correct functional issues. Eyelid lift surgery reveals eyes that look refreshed and rested for a more alert-looking appearance.

Eyelid lift surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Upper eyelid surgeries are typically performed under local anesthesia, whereas lower eyelid or upper and lower eyelid combined procedures are often performed in our outpatient surgical center.

 

Blepharoplasty can help restore bright, alert eyes for a rejuvenated appearance and improve issues like these:

  • Sagging skin that disrupts the natural upper eyelid contour and hinders vision
  • Fat deposits that cause puffy-looking eyelids
  • Prominent undereye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Excess skin or fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids
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before and after of male patient blepharoplasty brow lift Palm Beach, FL

Complementary Procedures

Often, Dr. Bellamy completes blepharoplasty surgeries together with brow lifts to comprehensively rejuvenate the upper face. However, you may wish to create a more youthful, polished look from your forehead to your collarbone.

For dramatic facial transformation, consider adding these other rejuvenation procedures to your customized surgical plan.

While an eyelid lift can help restore the appearance of your eyes, skin care is equally crucial to ensure your results. Dr. Bellamy may recommend many non-surgical rejuvenation treatments like laser skin resurfacing, Morpheus8 skin tightening, or intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation treatments to improve the appearance of your results or extend their longevity.

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Dr. Justin Bellamy uses his esteemed education, cutting-edge techniques, and state-of-the-art medical equipment to create customized treatment plans to meet his patients’ needs and expectations. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a thought-leader in the field of plastic surgery. Trust Dr. Bellamy for a comprehensive and modern plastic surgery experience.

Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Bellamy will focus on your concerns about your facial features, goals, and what you visualize as your ideal outcome. Then, he will discuss the details, risks, and advantages of your procedure and give his honest recommendations about anatomically accomplishable results.

Dr. Bellamy wants you to feel informed and comfortable when you decide to alter any aspect of your appearance. With high-quality care and innovative techniques, Dr. Bellamy’s dedication to patient safety and outstanding results makes him your choice as the best blepharoplasty surgeon in Palm Beach.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Palm Beach Blepharoplasty?

Ideal candidates are generally healthy non-smokers who want to reverse the signs of aging around their eyes. They’re seeking long-lasting facial rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Bellamy recommends blepharoplasty candidates should:

What Can I Expect During a Blepharoplasty?

With his patient-centric attitude, Dr. Bellamy customizes eyelid lift procedures to achieve optimal results with each surgery he performs. While every procedure will be unique, here are some general steps you can look forward to.

Dr. Bellamy’s facilities have two state-of-the-art, fully AAAASF-certified operating rooms. On the day of your surgery, our nursing staff will greet you, and then you’ll review your specific procedural plan with Dr. Bellamy. He will answer any last questions and make surgical makings. You’ll then receive anesthesia, and Dr. Bellamy will begin your Palm Beach blepharoplasty.

Preparing for Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

In the week before your surgery, Dr. Bellamy advises maintaining a healthy, high-protein, low-salt diet. During this time, you will need to stop taking aspirin, prescription blood thinners, and most herbal supplements, especially those containing garlic, fish oil, or zinc, as these can cause additional bleeding or bruising.

For at least four weeks before and after your procedure, do not smoke, vape, or use any nicotine products. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and affects the body’s ability to heal itself, potentially impacting your recovery and results.

The surgery is performed in one of our two state-of-the-art, fully certified AAAASF operating rooms. On the day of surgery, you will be greeted by the nursing staff and review your procedural plan with Dr. Bellamy. Dr. Bellamy will answer any last questions you may have and make surgical makings if necessary for the procedure. You must enter the OR with no doubt.

Dr. Bellamy will create small, well-concealed incisions within your natural eyelid creases or below your eyelashes. Through these incisions, he will remove or reposition fat, remove excess skin, and tighten muscles for a more youthful eye appearance.

Depending on your procedural plan, blepharoplasty takes one to two hours.

Following your eyelid lift procedure, you will be monitored as you recover from anesthesia. Once you feel good enough to leave our facilities, we will review the post-operative instructions with you again and schedule your next visit, typically for the next day.

Blepharoplasty Recovery

Eyelid lifts are outpatient surgeries, so you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours. In the early recovery phase, you’ll likely need help with simple daily tasks. You may also have prescription medications to manage pain and avoid infection.

Plan to take one to two weeks off work for your initial recovery. You will need to avoid strenuous activities, including exercising or heavy lifting, for four to six weeks; however, Dr. Bellamy advises walking slowly as soon as you feel well enough. While sun protection is always essential, it’s crucial after an eyelid lift. Avoid squinting by wearing dark sunglasses when sun exposure is unavoidable.

For a week to 10 days after your blepharoplasty, you will experience swelling and bruising. During this time, you may also feel sensitive to light or experience frequent dry eyes, tearing, and blurred vision. Typically, these effects usually resolve within a month.

Following eyelid surgery, avoid:

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How Soon Will I See My Eyelid Lift Results?

Following eyelid lift surgery, the recovery period depends on the extent of the procedure. Most patients experience pain, swelling, and bruising that will obscure true results for the first few weeks. Gradually, these effects resolve, revealing open, refreshed eyes.

With recommended follow-up care, the best Palm Beach blepharoplasty results can restore your youthful appearance for up to 10 to 15 years.

Blepharoplasty Before and After

View our gallery for more of Dr. Bellamy’s outstanding, natural-looking eyelid lift before and after results.

Eyelid Lift Cost in Palm Beach, FL

Eyelid lift surgery costs in Palm Beach depend on your unique needs, aesthetic goals, and procedural plan. After consulting with you, Dr. Bellamy will provide a detailed estimate to give you realistic expectations.

Why Should You Partner with Dr. Bellamy as Your Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Expert?

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive expertise, Dr. Bellamy has risen to the top of his profession. Using innovative techniques and state-of-the-art medical equipment, Dr. Bellamy tailors customized treatment plans that consider each patient’s needs and expectations, making him your choice as one of the premiere eyelid lift surgeons in Palm Beach.

The most fulfilling aspect of performing plastic surgery for Dr. Bellamy is using his skills to enhance and enrich the lives of his patients. Blending surgical mastery with artistic elegance, Dr. Bellamy’s goal is to help his patients accomplish their aesthetic goals with beautiful, natural-looking results to increase their confidence and self-esteem.

Restore Your Youthful Appearance with a Palm Beach Eyelid Lift!

Contact Dr. Justin Bellamy at (561) 705-0044 or complete our online form to reserve your blepharoplasty consultation today!

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