Dr. David Fett Discusses Benefits of Blepharoplasty

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Dr. David Fett explores the benefits that eyelid surgery offers to patients.

The Wall Street Journal asserts that, based on a 2011 survey, blepharoplasty is one of the top five surgical procedures performed in the country. A form of cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery, this particular operation is frequently recommended to individuals who experience wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging and want to rejuvenate their looks or improve vision and the function of their eyelids. Dr. David Fett, a Los Angeles-based ophthalmic plastic surgeon, agrees with the article regarding many of the benefits that the surgical procedure can provide.

In the article, Dr. Thomas Lintner notes that blepharoplasty can diminish the signs of aging around the eyes. Because this operation can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, and may simply remove fat and excess skin, it is an excellent option for many patients. Dr. Fett weighs in with some details regarding the way in which he personally performs this procedure.

"Surgery should be carefully planned and discussed with each patient in order to determine his or her specific expectations and desires regarding eyelid surgery," explains Dr. David Fett. "Also, the post-operative course should be described in detail with possible complications so that every patient can decide if he or she would like to proceed. In my hands as a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeon, surgery of the upper and lower eyelids takes 45 minutes to one hour total time. Incisions are made with a CO2 laser, which minimizes bleeding. Anesthesia is given by vein as a mild sedation, so patients experience no discomfort."

Dr. Lintner notes: "The reason why I love blepharoplasty is because the eyes are the windows to the soul, and sometimes people don't realize how much of their eyes people can't see with overhanging skin. People forget how pretty their eyes are."

Dr. Fett agrees that this particular surgical procedure, among others, can showcase the natural beauty of patients. In so doing, it can improve both their physical image and their self-esteem. In fact, Dr. Fett asserts, many of the elective cosmetic procedures that are performed carry this ultimate benefit of improving patient confidence and allowing individuals to feel as though their physical image matches their personality.

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Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. David Fett is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in providing eyelid procedures at the Fett Eyelid Center. He also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles Through his practice, he offers both cosmetic and reconstructive treatment options for eyelid asymmetry, bags beneath the eyes, and droopy eyelids. He also provides eyelid ptosis repair, entropion surgery, and ectropion surgery. Over the course of his career, Dr. David Fett has performed over 30,000 ophthalmic plastic surgery procedures.

A pioneer in his industry, Dr. David Fett has helped develop the use of the advanced CO2 laser technology within the ophthalmic plastic surgery field, allowing him to provide surgical procedures accompanied by reduced swelling and discomfort. Additionally, Dr. Fett's approach may minimize recovery time.

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