FAQ about eyelid surgery

Facial plastic surgery is a way for patients to address imperfections in their facial structure or balance that can impact their overall appearance. One area of concern that is often considered for plastic surgery is the eyes. The eyes are considered the windows to the soul—but what do your windows say about you? Patients with sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, or fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet may want to take the time to talk to Dr. Wayne Larrabee in Seattle, Washington about the advantages of undergoing procedures such as this to enhance their appearance. Let’s talk about some of the frequently asked questions regarding eyelid surgery. 

What is eyelid surgery? 

Dr. Wayne Larrabee describes eyelid surgery, or “blepharoplasty,” as a cosmetic procedure performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, including the upper and/or lower eyelids. Depending on the patient’s needs, the muscles and extra skin are addressed during this surgical treatment. 

What can eyelid surgery correct? 

There are several issues that can be corrected with blepharoplasty, including: 

  • Drooping upper eyelids (that do or do not impair one’s field of vision, known as ptosis)
  • Sagging lower eyelids
  • Puffy bags underneath the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the eyes known as crow’s feet

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery? 

During a consultation visit, Dr. Wayne Larrabee of Seattle, Washington will evaluate a patient to help them decide if they are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Patients with mild concerns such as crow’s feet may want to ask about alternative treatments that can help without undergoing invasive surgery, such as cosmetic injectables such as Juvéderm or Botox. These injectables can be used to address the signs of aging throughout the face and may be ideal for patients seeking a noninvasive, affordable solution to aging skin around the eyes. 

Schedule a visit with Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team in Seattle, Washington 

Patients who live in the area of Seattle and are considering eyelid surgery or other facial plastic surgery procedures are invited to call (206) 386-3550 to request an appointment with Dr. Wayne Larrabee. The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery is conveniently located at 600 Broadway #280 and accepts new patients into the office.

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