Upper Eyelid Surgery in Reno

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Upper Eyelid Surgery in Reno

The eyes are the main focal point of the face and are responsible for conveying facial expressions. As we age, fat beneath the eyelids will begin to lose its elasticity, which results in sagging. This can add age to an individual’s appearance. Additionally, the prominence of the fat pads around the eyes usually begins to increase in one’s 40s, giving the illusion of bags or puffiness to the eyes.

Dr. Kyle Yamamoto can rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes by utilizing cutting-edge techniques in Reno, Carson City, and Gardnerville. With these techniques, Dr. Yamamoto can help provide a refreshed, younger-looking appearance to the eyes.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, encompasses several unique surgeries that can target the drooping, excess skin of the upper eyelid, and the increasingly prominent fat around the eyes. This surgery reduces the hooded appearance of the eyelids and restores their natural function.

Fortunately, Dr. Yamamoto recognizes that not everyone has the same degree of aging around their eyes. Therefore, Dr. Yamamoto uses his extensive knowledge and training to develop a customized treatment plan to help achieve each one of his patient’s personal goals and desires. His experience will also help identify additional procedures, such as lower eyelid surgeries, eyebrow lifts, and mini facelifts or neck lifts, that can enhance the aesthetic appearance of the eyes and face. 

What To Expect From the Results

The loss of elasticity and the development of excess skin around the eyelids result in drooping of the upper eyelid, which can impair vision and obstruct the application of eyeshadow. These signs of aging can be reversed with an upper blepharoplasty procedure, giving the eyes a youthful, vibrant appearance.

Although results may vary, Dr. Yamamoto aims to create a natural-looking appearance that can help boost your confidence and self-esteem. In many cases, even the subtle results of an eyelid surgery can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of the eyes. 

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Dr Yamamoto and his staff are great! I have seen him a few times and most recently underwent an upper blepharoplasty procedure. The procedure was pain free and comfortable- it took about 45 mins. Recovery was easy with minimal swelling and bruising. I’m 3mos post-procedure and feel great and am very pleased and satisfied with my results!

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?

Ideal upper blepharoplasty candidates are men and women who have unwanted excess skin above the eyes and an excess of fat along the nasal bridge. To help reduce complications and improve results, candidates are generally healthy non-smokers and have realistic expectations of the procedure. 

With the majority of the signs of aging occurring in one’s late 30s to early 40s, most patients are over 35 when they undergo an upper blepharoplasty procedure. During the initial consultation, it is important to be honest and forthcoming with any medical conditions or medications you are taking, as these can impact the results of the procedure.

If you are unsure if you are a candidate for an upper blepharoplasty in Reno, make an appointment with Dr. Kyle Yamamoto. At this appointment, you’ll be able to have all your questions and concerns addressed as well as receive specific recommendations regarding your situation.

What To Expect Before, During, and After an Upper Blepharoplasty

Before the Procedure

At the initial consultation, an evaluation of the upper eyelids and face will be performed to determine if an upper blepharoplasty is appropriate. A review of your medical history will also be conducted to ensure the procedure can be performed safely. Finally, after eliciting input from you, a personalized plan will be developed to provide exceptional results and achieve a more youthful, healthy appearance.

During Your Upper Blepharoplasty

Depending on the complexity of the surgery and additional procedures planned, upper eyelid surgery will be performed either in the office using a local anesthetic or in an operating room. The incision will be placed along a natural eyelid crease to better hide the scar. From this incision, excess skin and fat are removed, and your customized plan is performed. The incision is then closed using stitches.

The Recovery Process

Bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate discomfort should be expected during the first few days following the procedure. Minimizing activity, sleeping with the head elevated, applying cool compresses to the eyes, and taking the prescribed medications will help reduce these symptoms. Five to seven days after the surgery, the sutures will be removed in the office. 

Light exercise and activities can resume one week after surgery, but any strenuous exercise should be avoided for two to three weeks. Most patients return to work 10-14 days after the procedure. If you wear contacts, it is advised that you avoid using them for two weeks after the upper eyelid surgery.

Before & After

The Cost of an Upper Blepharoplasty in Reno

In Reno, eyelid surgery will typically range from $4,500-$6,000 or more, and your overall cost will depend on a variety of factors, such as: 

  • Surgeon’s experience. A seasoned surgeon with years of successful procedures under their belt will be everyone’s top choice. As a result, you can expect to pay higher costs to reserve a top-notch surgeon in your area.     
  • Anesthesia fees. If your procedure requires anesthesia, a separate fee for this will be administered.
  • Extent of surgery required. If additional procedures are performed, naturally, the price you’ll end up paying overall will increase.
  • Surgeon’s fees. These fees are determined and assessed by your facial surgeon  
  • Location. If you live in a major city where upper blepharoplasty is in demand, you can expect to pay more than what you would pay in a rural area. 

The total cost of the upper blepharoplasty will be explained at the initial consultation, as will the available financing options, to help eliminate any confusion and reduce the stress of undergoing the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Kyle Yamamoto

The eyes play an important role in the overall aesthetic appearance of the face. However, the effects of aging can prematurely make you appear older than your stated age. Fortunately, Dr. Kyle Yamamoto can aid in reversing these signs by utilizing his expertise in performing upper blepharoplasty procedures. Take the first steps in obtaining a more youthful appearance and experience the benefits of renewed self-confidence.

Call our office at (775) 525-1712 to schedule an appointment today.

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