Droopy, wrinkled or puffy eyes can make the face look older than it is, and can be given an overall unpleasant appearance to a beautiful face. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, seeks to treat drooping eyelids that give a tired and worn out appearance to an otherwise youthful face. Both the upper and lower lid can suffer from gravity’s pull, which is why Visage Cosmetic Center offers blepharoplasty for the top and bottom eyelids.
Contact our office today if you are interested in eyelid surgery for lifting and rejuvenating the skin around the eyes. Our team of trained medical professionals would love to discuss your options with you at your consultation.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Our medical team makes an incision over, under or around the eye in order to remove excess fat, muscle, and skin. This surgery is usually performed while the patient is under local anesthesia, but may also be performed under general anesthesia. Patients usually can go home a few hours after the surgery. Some activities will need to be avoided after surgery and sunglasses may need to be worn for at least several weeks. After surgery, some patients experience temporary side effects such as itchy, burning or dry eyes, but lubricating eye drops can help relieve these symptoms. Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon can help to minimize some of the post-surgery side effects. Detailed instructions will be given to you after surgery in order to maximize the end result, such as:
- The proper way to clean your eyes
- Use of cold compresses
- Use of lubricating eye drops
- Head elevation
- No makeup
- No alcohol
- No television
- No contact lenses
Eyelid surgery can also be performed on Asian individuals with mono lids who desire eyelid creases.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
If you have drooping eyelids or bags under your eyes that keep your face from looking fresh and youthful, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or other cosmetic surgeries to enhance the end result, so be sure to talk with your surgeon about the options available.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about eyelid surgery and how it can benefit you. We look forward to working with you to develop your customized plan for how you want your eyelids to look post-surgery to most effectively enhance your natural beauty.