Eyelid Surgery - Turn Back the Clock on Facial Aging
Have you noticed the skin around your eyes beginning to loosen, droop or sag? Do you have dark circles or bags under your eyes? If you answered “yes” to either question, then you might be a prime candidate for eyelid surgery, a cosmetic procedure that can turn back the clock on these age-related changes.
Also called eye lift or blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can have the corrective benefit of improving your vision if you suffer from ptosis, a medical condition that causes the upper eye lid to droop. In severe cases of eyelid drooping, your vision may be impaired. Treatment can leave you looking and feeling more youthful while also helping to clear your field of vision.
Your Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure that should be entrusted to those who specialize in cosmetic eye surgery. Our eye surgery specialists aim to deliver a superior experience from the moment you decide that the rejuvenating treatment is right for you.
The outpatient procedure is performed with minimal pain and discomfort in less than an hour. A local anesthetic is first used to numb the treatment area. Incisions are then made along the natural creases of the eyelid, or in some cases along the inside of the eyelid to help conceal any potential scarring that may accompany surgery. Depending on your specific treatment, fat deposits may then be removed or repositioned, muscles may be tightened, or loose skin removed. Your incisions are then closed using removable sutures or skin adhesives.
You will need to have someone with you after surgery to drive you home.
Before deciding whether or not eyelid surgery is right for you, our team will walk you through all aspects of the procedure, including a discussion of possible complications. Eyelid surgery is a very safe procedure and our patients are typically thrilled with their results. But like any medical procedure, there are some risks.
Eyelid surgery complications can include:
- Temporary inability to close your eyes
- Infection and bleeding
- Blurred vision
- Skin discoloration
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
During your eyelid surgery consultation, we will discuss at length everything you need to know to speed up your recovery and ensure optimal results.
In the days immediately following surgery, your eyes will be swollen and a bit sensitive. We’ll provide you with specific instructions about cleaning your eyes and icing to help minimize swelling and bruising. Pain or discomfort after surgery should be minimal and can be managed with medication.
We’ll have you back to remove your sutures a couple days to a week later and will continue monitoring your progress throughout the recovery period. You can expect to see aesthetic improvement after your swelling has gone down (within a week or so), with results improving as you heal.
Your satisfaction is our priority, so we welcome any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery period.
We Treat Ptosis
Ptosis is characterized by drooping of one or both eyelids. It can affect people of all ages but is usually associated with aging. Treatment typically includes removal of skin and/or fat and tightening of the muscles.
If you believe you or a loved one might be living with ptosis, we can perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine the best treatment option.
Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery and whether it can help to rejuvenate the signs of facial aging, or if you have questions about ptosis, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment.