Eyelid Surgery in Des Moines
Privacy and education are important to people, especially when it comes to your face. That is why Dr. David Robbins has created a unique cosmetic surgery practice in Iowa where you can experience the education of a double board certified plastic surgeon (Dr. David Robbins) and a private operating room at the office of Des Moines Plastic Surgery. There is no longer a need to visit a hospital or surgery center to have eyelid surgery. We have it all in one conventient location!
Please call our office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robbins and his highly qualified staff at 515-221-9999 so we can answer any questions you may have and help you through your journey to look and feel your best. Also, visit our Eyelid Surgery Photo Gallery to see a few of our satisfied patients.
As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul, and for most of us, also an important defining facial characteristic. That's why facial aging around the eyes can be concerning.
If you're self-conscious about aging around your eyes, Des Moines plastic surgeon Dr. David Robbins can help. Dr. Robbins specializes in eyelid surgery, a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate your upper and lower eyelids.
Before Eyelid Surgery
After Eyelid Surgery
Dr. David Robbins is one of Iowa’s only double board certified plastic surgeons. He specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Robbins is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
When to Consider Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be customized to address your specific areas of concern. You may be a good candidate if you:
Have bags and puffiness around your eyes Have loose skin, wrinkles or fine lines around your eyes Have discoloration or permanent dark circles under your eyes
Eyelid surgery is ideal for patients with eyes that appear chronically sad, tired or fatigued. As a general rule, the best candidates are in good health and possess realistic expectations. Though most of our patients are 35 years of age or older, surgery can be performed on adults of all ages. The best way to find out if surgery is right for you is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. David Robbins. During your cosmetic consultation you will be able to ask questions, feel comfortable with Dr. Robbins and his staff and talk about your goals for facial rejuvenation.
What happens during eyelid surgery?
At Des Moines Plastic Surgery, your surgery and all your appointments are conveniently located at our office on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. We have a fully accredited operating room located at our office which provides privacy and continuity of care. Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation or in some circumstances, local anesthesia alone. Dr. Robbins will make precise incisions just below your lower lashes (for lower eyelid surgery) and/or in the natural folds of your upper lids (for upper eyelid surgery).
Through these incisions, Dr. Robbins will be able to remove excess skin and fat. Following surgery, all incisions will be secured with small sutures for minimal scarring.
Will I need to take time off from work?
Yes. The time necessary for your recovery will ultimately depend on your body's natural healing abilities, but most patients feel comfortable resuming work and light physical activities within 10 days. When creating a schedule for your time off from work, it's important to note that noticeable swelling and bruising may persist for 1 to 2 weeks.
What is the recovery like after eyelid surgery?
It's normal to experience some soreness and tightness around your eyes for the first few days. This discomfort can be controlled using a combination of prescription pain medication and cold compresses.
Incisions made during upper and lower eyelid surgery are concealed within the natural contours of your eyelids. Some scarring may be visible following surgery, but this will gradually fade and flatten over the course of a few months.
What are the risks of eyelid surgery?
Like all surgical procedures, eyelid surgery does carry risks. We will discuss these risks with you in our office during your consultation and/or pre-op appointment. Some risks may include adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, asymmetry or undesirable results.
Before and After Eyelid Surgery
Learn More About Eyelid Surgery in Des Moines
Are you ready to rejuvenation your eyes? Contact us to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation for eyelid surgery in Des Moines today. During your cosmetic consultation, you'll have the chance to discuss all of your options with Dr. Robbins and review our patient photos. Contact us at 515-221-999 to schedule your cosmetic consultation or Email us.