Eyelid plastic surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is growing in popularity. As we get older, it’s possible to develop loose, sagging skin over the eyes. Also, you can get baggy, puffy skin under the eyes too.
If either of these problems are happening to you, upper or lower eyelid surgery could be viable. Some of the reasons to consider eyelid surgery include:
There also can be medical reasons for eyelid surgery:
Below is more information about upper and lower eyelid surgeries that can make you look years younger.
As noted earlier, your surgeon can perform eyelid surgery on the upper, lower, or both eyelids. Based on an examination of your facial structure, bone structure, and eyebrow symmetry, your plastic surgeon will recommend how much muscle, fat, and skin to take off.
The procedure generally goes as follows:
The surgeon puts the incision at the eyelid crease. Through that incision, he will take out extra fat, muscle, and skin. Lasers also can be used to remove excess tissue to reduce bruising and swelling.
Your surgeon can choose several options to do this surgery:
Many patients are concerned about how much scarring they’ll have:
The surgeon marks the natural creases and lines of the lids and will make the scars as hard to see as he can. Delicate stitches are used to close them, so the scars should be nearly invisible.
In regular lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes incisions in a hard-to-see area, such as near the lash line and smile crease of your lower lid.
In the transconjunctival method, the surgeon improves eyelid puffiness due to excess fat by making the incisions inside your lower eyelids. This method doesn’t need an external incision, but it only removes extra fat, not skin.
After either eyelid surgery, your doctor will apply antibiotic ointment on your incisions to prevent infections.
The first day after surgery, it’s recommended to use cold packs in the eyes for 10-15 minutes each hour that you’re awake. The next day, apply the cold packs every 3-4 hours for the same amount of time.
After two days, you can use warm compresses to speed healing.
You will have some swelling and bruising for a few days. The sutures usually dissolve after four to seven days.
Most patients enjoy excellent results without significant complications. However, it’s important to note that one possible issue can be difficulty closing the eyelids. This could make your eyes dry. Usually, the condition goes away after a few weeks, but you’ll need to use eye drops and humidifiers to keep your eyes moist.
Other possible complications of eyelid surgery:
Once you’re ready to take the next step and book your consultation, there’s no turning back. The results you’ve dreamed of are within your grasp. Stop delaying, and schedule a Philadelphia blepharoplasty procedure with Dr. Stark today!
You won’t regret your decision!
Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.
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