An Overview of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Your eyes play a major role in the overall appearance of your face. If your eyelids sag or you have crow’s feet, you may look considerably older and more tired than you feel. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is an effective solution for these problems. It involves correcting defects and abnormalities of the eyelids. These issues may be entirely cosmetic or they may have to do with how well your eyelids function.
About the Procedure
You and your surgeon will have to make certain decisions with regard to your eyelid surgery. To start, you will have to decide on the extent of the surgery; will you be operating on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both? You will also have to decide which tissues will be removed. The procedure may be performed with either local or general anesthesia.
Blepharoplasty typically takes less than one hour depending on the extent of the work you want to be done.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
- Reduced Signs of Aging
This may not be the main reason why patients get blepharoplasty surgery but it does make a big difference when it comes to the fine lines that show up as we get older. Having both the upper and lower lids lifted can eliminate many of the lines at the corners of eyes and around lower eyelids.
- No More Bags
Bags under your eyes can make you look exhausted even if you are getting adequate sleep. By having your lower eyelids lifted, you can get rid of extra skin and tissue under your eyes.
- Improved Vision
Drooping upper eyelids can be more than cosmetic; they can hamper your vision. In addition, many patients who have this issue report that the muscles in their forehead are less tense since they not in constant use to keep the eyelids up.
- Improved Appearance
By improving the shape of your eyes, you can give your face a dramatically refreshed appearance. Your new look can greatly improve your confidence.
Recovery After Blepharoplasty
You should be able to watch TV within three days and put in your contacts within two weeks. It is recommended that you rest for about 5 days after the surgery.
Blepharoplasty is a complex and delicate procedure, which means that you should choose your surgeon carefully. To learn more about blepharoplasty, contact us to schedule a consultation.