Eyelid Surgery & Blepharoplasty in Santa Barbara | Dr. Giuffrida


Eyelid Surgery with Natural Looking Results

In Santa Barbara, eyelid surgery has become one of the most popular procedures sought by both men and women. Like a facelift, eyelid surgery can create subtle, natural-looking results that can have a major impact upon your overall appearance.

Medically referred to as blepharoplasty, clients in Santa Barbara can undergo upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. The procedure most commonly involves removing excess skin and/or fat from the eyelids to reduce puffiness, sagging, and drooping. It can also be combined with Botox and other non-surgical procedures to address crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. All told, the procedure usually takes about forty-five minutes to two hours, and it is performed with local anesthesia.

One of the reasons that eyelid surgery has become so popular in Santa Barbara is that it addresses an issue that can’t effectively be addressed in any other way. Diet and exercise go a long way toward helping you feel and look your best, but no diet is going to help you remove the fatty deposits under your eyes. That’s something that time, age, and genetics thrusts upon us, whether we like it or not. Thankfully, eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive way to address the problem and help brighten your eyes.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon will Make a Huge Difference

As with any plastic surgery procedure, the most important choice you will make is who you choose as your plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara. Eyelid surgery can and should be customized to your unique facial structure, age, gender, and personal wishes. When choosing who to go to for plastic surgery in Santa Barbara, the most important things to look for are a solid reputation, years of experience, and a person who will give you the time and attention that you deserve.

At our Santa Barbara office, I worked directly with each and every one of my clients to ensure that I gain a solid understanding of their plastic surgery goals, questions, and concerns. I have no interest in bringing in as many clients as possible. Instead, I prefer to work with a select list of clients who I can get to know personally and provide with the highest possible level of care. I also understand that privacy is very important to a number of my clients, which is why my office is staffed simply by myself and one nurse. By keeping my practice small and intimate, I am better able to serve my clients in Santa Barbara and protect their confidentiality.

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Frequently Asked Questions(F. A. Q.)

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty the surgical removal of excess skin, fat and muscle associated the eyelids or the insertion of fat to the eyelids. The incision is closed with surgical sutures.

What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that allows for a younger appearance and can help improve vision impairments caused by sagging skin.

Does blepharoplasty leave noticeable scars?

Removal of excess skin involves making small incisions in the existing crease of the eyelid. Creases can also be added by an incision.

What is the recovery time for blepharoplasty procedure?

A cold compress will help with the swelling, bruising and redness, it should subside after a few days and you can resume regular activity after a couple of weeks. Pain can be managed with over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, Dr. Giuffrida will consult with you about pain management.

Will my insurance cover the cost of my surgery?

Some insurance companies will cover the cost of the procedure as a medical necessity due to vision loss.