What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is simply another term for eyelid surgery, and refers to surgery of the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. It is a procedure designed to remove sagging skin from the eyelids and improve the appearance of the eye. It can reduce puffiness around the eye and help patients whose eyelids are obstructing their vision.
You could benefit from Blepharoplasty if you:
•Have puffy eyelids
•Constantly look tired
•Have bags under your eyes
•Have fatty deposits above or below your eyes
•Have sagging drooping eyelids that are making you appear older
•Have excess skin on your eyelids that are impairing your vision
What Is The Procedure Like?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. It can take several hours depending on the extent of the surgery. Most patients return home the same day but must have someone to drive them home and stay with them for the first night, at least.
During the procedure, incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid or below the lash line on the lower eyelid. The excess fat and skin are removed and the incision is carefully closed with tiny sutures. A blepharoplasty may be combined with a facelift or brow lift.
What Is Recovery Like?
If you choose blepharoplasty, here’s what you can expect after the procedure:
- Stitches are usually removed after a week.
- Plan on returning to work two to three weeks after the surgery.
- You can usually resume exercise and other more strenuous activities after about three weeks.
- The scars will be well concealed and they will fade and get progressively lighter over the next six months until they are undetectable.
If you want to improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence and learn more about blepharoplasty, call to schedule a consultation, today.