Before and After
Before and After
Before and After
Before and After
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I am a good candidate for an eyelid lift?
The best candidate for blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a physically healthy person who is realistic in their expectations regarding improvement of droopy upper eyelids and bulging lower eyelid bags. Blepharoplasty will not correct sagging of the brows, forehead furrows, or deep lines and wrinkles. These patients may benefit from other procedures, such as browlift or skin resurfacing. Dr. Reiter will help you decide which procedures are right for you during your initial consultation.
Q: Where is the blepharoplasty procedure performed?
Blepharoplasties are commonly performed in a certified out-patient facility. Dr. Reiter and his professional team of anesthesiologists, RN’s and surgical technicians will ensure that safety and quality care are priorities for out-patient procedures.
Q: What other procedures may be combined with cosmetic eyelid surgery?
A number of other cosmetic procedures may be safely performed at the same time as blepharoplasty. These include skin resurfacing, facelift, neck lift, brow or forehead lift.
Q: Does insurance cover the cost of blepharoplasty?
If your blepharoplasty is performed solely to achieve a cosmetic benefit, insurance will not provide coverage. In such instances where your vision is being affected by drooping of the upper eyelids, insurance may cover part of all of the cost of the procedure.
Q: Where are the incisions made for blepharoplasty? Are there scars after blepharoplasty?
When performing a blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid, Dr. Reiter makes an imperceptible incision in the upper eyelid crease. These incisions are made in a manner in which they will heal in such a way to minimize and hopefully eliminate the appearance of scars.
Q: What is the recovery like after blepharoplasty? When are the stitches removed?
Patients may expect to have some swelling and bruising for as little as one to two weeks. Patients sometimes experience dryness, itching or burning of the eyes, excessive production of tears, a sensitivity to bright light, or blurred or double vision. Dr. Reiter and his staff are devoted to delivering the best aftercare and aid you in the speediest and most comfortable recovery possible.
Q: Can eyelid surgery fix crow’s feet or sagging brows?
The wrinkles around the eye and sagging eyebrows cannot be treated with eyelid surgery and are better treated with other procedures, such as a brow lift.
FAQ for Non-Invasive Surgery
Q: Does Ultherapy replace a face lift?
While the indication from the FDA is to lift, but Ultherapy will not duplicate the results of a face-lift or brow lift. Ultherapy is a great alternative however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Q: Who is a candidate for Ultherapy?
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to schedule your consultation for Ultherapy at Visioné 360, with our aesthetician.
Q: How many treatments do I need? How long will it last?
After your treatment, you can expect to see results over a 2-3 month period. Since the procedure stimulates your body’s own collagen, how long the results last will depend on you. Because skin continues to age, refinement treatments may be needed to help keep pace with your body’s aging process.
Q: Are there any side effects?
The skin may appear red and tender, but this should diminish within a few hours. Other less common side effects may be bruising, swelling, numbness, tingling, tenderness, and irritation of the skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare side effects, which Dr. Dennis Reiter and his associates will discuss with you. Please click on the link www.ultherapy.com/IFU for full product information.
Q: How much does it cost?
Treatments vary depending on patient and amount of treatment done. Schedule your Ultherapy consultation to find out more.
A cosmetic blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is the removal or re-positioning of skin, muscle, and fat of the upper and/or lower lids. In the upper lid, the incision is made and hidden in the natural lid crease. For the lower lid, an incision can be made through the skin just beneath the lashes, or through the moist inside surface if the lid called the conjunctiva. Eyelid surgery can help reduce and/or eliminate the signs of aging such as crow’s feet, puffy eyelids, excess skin, dark circles, and eyelid droop.
Because excess skin, muscle, and fat are consequences of aging, most patients feel that blepharoplasty improves their appearance and makes them feel more youthful. Some patients, however, have unrealistic expectations about how changes in appearance will impact their lives. Others may have difficulty adjusting to changes to their appearance. Carefully evaluate your goals and your ability to deal with changes to your appearance before agreeing to this surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Reiter, you will be given the opportunity to review your medical history, and discuss the results you expect to achieve with eyelid surgery.
Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, however most patients will be able to return to normal daily activities within a few days of surgery. There can be some swelling, bleeding, and discoloration following the procedure, however Dr. Reiter will provide each patient with detailed information to make the recovery process as comfortable as possible.
TRUST YOUR FACE TO THE SPECIALIST
Dr. Dennis Reiter specializes in facial and eyelid plastic surgery to provide his patients the best in SPECIALIZED care. As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Reiter believes facial beauty starts and ends with the eyes. Dr. Reiter’s main goal is to enhance the beauty of the eye, and match each individual’s natural aesthetic component to that of their face and heritage. Dr. Reiter creates individualized treatment plans for each patient, whether it is through non-invasive procedures such as Ultherapy or surgical approaches including a cosmetic blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and/or forehead lift.
Dr. Reiter earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel and the Doctors Hospital in Tallmadge, Ohio. He also completed further fellowship training in oculoplastics and cosmetic lid surgery from Hadassah University Hospital and Tallmadge Eye Institute in Tallmadge, Ohio. Dr. Reiter is Board Certified and recognized as a Fellow Member by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and specializes in Toric and ReStor cataract implant surgery, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Reiter is also recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. He maintains memberships in the American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, Texas Ophthalmology Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, just to name a few.
Your specific concerns are best addressed in detail during your personal consultation.
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