Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery-What’s Right for Me?

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery-What’s Right for Me?

The signs of aging affect us more strongly as we become seniors and cosmetic surgery can provide answers. Dr. Rast offers solutions that can help you look and feel younger. Signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin can reduce self-esteem in women and men over the age of 65. When signs of aging begin to show on the face, neck, and body, there are options to help you look and feel younger.

 

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery focuses on the areas around the eyes, reducing drooping skin
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and wrinkles. If the skin around your eyes is puffy or sagging and makes you look older or chronically tired, Dr. Rast can perform the procedure on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. The incision is hidden within a natural crease, and muscles and tissue are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned, and excess skin is removed. The result is a more “awake,” open-eyed appearance that creates a more youthful look.

 

Breast Augmentation

As women age, breasts tend to sag and lose volume. Dr. Rast can improve the profile, fullness, size, and symmetry of a woman’s breasts with the use of implants. The surgery involves small incisions made under the breast, under your arms, or around the nipples. The implants are inserted, and the incision closed with stitches or surgical tape.

 

Face Lift

A face lift for a senior can help smooth out signs of aging around your face and neck. It does not alter your basic appearance, but it may help you look and feel younger. Incisions begin at the hairline and continue around the ear, ending at the lower scalp. Another incision below the chin may be necessary to remove excess skin and fat around the neck and to smooth your profile.

 

Get Your Appointment

Contact Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online to learn more about cosmetic surgery for seniors. Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible!

Before and After Your Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift is a procedure performed to remove excess, baggy skin around the eyes and eyelids. Patients can expect to look more awake, rested with an overall youthful appearance almost immediately. Eyelid lifts are commonly known as eyelifts or blepharoplasty.

Eyelid lifts are performed with an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid (seen below), and/or within the lower eyelid. Dr. Rast will remove, tighten, and place skin for the best cosmetic results possible.

  • Remove and Tighten Excess Skin
  • Firm Eyelid Contours
  • Remove Excess Fat
  • Reduce Droopy Eyelids & Increase Symmetry
  • Treat Bags & Puffiness Under Eyes

Eyelid Lift Before & After Images

Front

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Side

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Schedule A Kansas City Eyelift Consultation Today

If you’re considering eyelid surgery Kansas City patients can schedule a free consultation online, or call Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 with any blepharoplasty questions or concerns.

Kansas City Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

blepharoplasty kansas city patientsEyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic, surgical procedure performed on the eyelids. The surgery is performed to reduce excess, drooping, or sagging skin around the eyes to improve symmetry of the eyes, reduce the look of aging, and reduce the look of puffiness or tiredness. Since the plastic surgeon “lifts” and reduces facial sagging, the procedure is also sometimes referred to as an “eyelid lift.” In our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic we perform blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, lower eyes, and both together.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

  • Create A Firmer Eyelid Contour
  • Tighten Sagging Skin Around Eyes
  • Remove Excess Fat/Skin Around Eyes
  • Create Symmetry Between Eyes
  • Treat Bags Under Eyes, Droopiness, and Puffiness
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Before Eyelid Surgery

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After Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty Specifications

During the eyelid surgery, an incision will be made into the  natural crease of the upper eyelid. The underlying muscles and tissue are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned or removed, and excess skin is removed. If the lower eyelid is also involved, a second incision will be made lower to perform the same objectives.

After surgery, patients will typically experience swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eye. Discomfort or pain can be controlled with pain reliever/medication, cold compression, and topical skin medications. Patients will need to someone to drive them to and from the surgery. Healing typically takes 5 to 10 days. Patients are also allowed to resume wearing contact lenses after this time.

Schedule A Kansas City Eyelid Surgery Consultation

If you’re interested in eyelid surgery, or would like to know more about the procedure, please call our Kansas City plastic surgery team at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online.