Dr. Chance Kaplan in Fort Lauderdale is a plastic surgeon specializing in Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty). When you have bags under your eyes, people may think you look tired all the time, or if your eyelids droop, you may be thought of as sad. Eyelid lift surgery is designed to removes the sagging skin around your eyes which results in a smoother tighter appearance. What are your eyelids saying about you?
Dr. Kaplan has extensive training in Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and has been practicing in Fort Lauderdale since 1987. When you are ready to have eyelid surgery, you can trust your appearance to Dr. Kaplan.
To schedule your consultation regarding eyelid surgery contact our Fort Lauderdale office today or call us at 954-772-1069.
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At your eyelid surgery consultation, you will meet with Dr. Kaplan to determine whether eyelid surgery is a good choice for you. Some of the conditions that can be treated with eyelid surgery include:
– Puffiness in your upper eyelids caused by fatty deposits
– Folds that can distort the eyelid and even impair vision from sagging skin
– Wrinkles and excess skin in the lower eyelid
– Bagginess under the eye
– Drooping eyelids that cause the white of the eye to show under the iris
Dr. Kaplan will ask you questions about your overall health and your expectations for this surgery. If eyelid surgery is right for you, Dr. Kaplan will provide you with prescriptions for your care following the surgery and may request that you have some blood drawn for medical labs. If you are currently taking medications, he may need to adjust the dosages for the days leading up to your surgery.
Your surgery will be scheduled to take place in either our Fort Lauderdale clinic or at a nearby Fort Lauderdale hospital. You will need to make arrangements for transportation to and from the location where your surgery will be performed.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Kaplan will begin your eyelid surgery with incisions that are carefully placed so that the scars will be hidden within the natural creases of your eyelids. Upper eyelid surgeries will have an incision just above the eye, and lower eyelid surgeries will have incisions along the lower lash line.
Excess tissue will be carefully removed, and the necessary corrections will be made. When the surgery is complete, your incisions will be closed with either absorbable sutures or sutures that must be removed.
In the days following your surgery, your results may not be immediately apparent due to the swelling and bruising that are likely from the surgery. Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to notice your brighter and more alert appearance.
Plan for adequate time off to allow for a full recovery. Dr. Kaplan will provide you with an estimate of how long you can expect recovery to take since this time varies greatly from patient to patient.
Your aftercare is likely to include medications for discomfort and swelling as well as lubricating ointments. You may also need cold compresses or gauze to help aid healing and reduce swelling.
Follow Dr. Kaplan’s instructions carefully to make sure that your healing goes as smoothly as possible. Dr. Kaplan will let you know when it is appropriate for you to return to a normal level of activity. Don’t try to rush this since rest is important for proper healing. Keep your follow-up appointments at our Fort Lauderdale office so that Dr. Kaplan can check your progress and make sure that everything is healing as it should.
Are you ready to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Kaplan? Call our Fort Lauderdale office today at 954-772-1069.