Should I Get Eyelid Surgery?
Are you frustrated at being told you look tired and worn when you’re not? When you’re not? That tired expression is commonly caused by the appearance of your eyes. A Blepharoplasty, or eyelid, surgery can alleviate that tired worn out appearance. This procedure removes the excess skin and puffiness or bags from the upper eyelid and/or lower eyelids. Peeling away the excess skin and fat opens up the natural beauty of your eyes, revealing a more youthful and refreshed you. In many circumstances redraping the lower eyelid wrinkled skin and reducing the “bags” or fatty protrusions helps to soften or even eliminate dark circles.
How is an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Performed?
Blepharoplasty can be performed on just the upper or lower eyelids but frequently all four eyelids are treated at the same time. This procedure is performed on an out-patient basis, allowing you to retire to the comfort of your own home. Generally, a local anesthetic is used after you have been gently sedated with some intravenous medication. The incisions are designed to be hidden in the natural upper eyelid crease or under the lower eyelashes. They heal nicely and become inconspicuous over time. Sometimes an incision is made inside the lower eyelid when only fat needs to be removed. The surgery is completed in around two hours when treating the upper and lower eyelids at the same time. Commonly, a Blepharoplsaty is performed with other facial procedures such as a facelift.
Will I feel any discomfort after an Eyelid Surgery?
Surprisingly, little discomfort is associated with this process. Ice compresses are applied to the surgical area to help minimize bruising and swelling. In most cases this will resolve in 10-14 days. The bruising can be covered with makeup after the sutures are removed within the first week. It is not unusual for you to experience some mild blurry vision, sensitivity of your eyes to light and tightness when closing your eyes. Most people return to work within 2-3 weeks. Light exercise can be resumed in 10-14 days.
You will be very pleased with your new refreshed and rested appearance. You will feel more confident and this will carry over to business situations and social gatherings. Friends and loved ones will notice your enhanced appearance without realizing that you had surgery.