"When you first meet new people, look them in the eyes."

We've all heard some version of this advice before, and chances are anyone you meet will have heard it as well. It therefore stands to reason that when you meet someone new, the first thing they will be likely to notice about you are your eyes. This might be a frightening thought if you are insecure about the way your eyes look. If you would like to improve the appearance of your eyes, blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, might be able to help.

Dr. Roberta Gartside's practice in the Washington DC area offers blepharoplasty for both the upper and lower eyelids. This type of surgery targets buildup of excess skin, fat, and muscle around the eyes, and is best for people whose eyes tend to look puffy or saggy. If you have crow's feet or frown lines, non-surgical solutions like BOTOX® may be more appropriate.

The following types of individuals are good candidates for blepharoplasty:

  • Individuals interested in improving the appearance of their eyes
  • Individuals with clear, specific goals in mind for their plastic surgery
  • Individuals with a positive attitude
  • Individuals who do not smoke or are willing to quit for the duration of the treatment
  • Individuals with no serious eye issues

People who elect to receive eyelid surgery will first undergo a consultation with Dr. Gartside, during which time they will describe their plastic surgery goals and have the surgery explained to them in greater detail. The actual procedure will only take about two hours.

If you believe that you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty, then contact Washington DC plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside at 703-742-8004 today to schedule your appointment.

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