Sagging eyelids can make you look much older, tired, and unapproachable. Droopy eyelids can also obstruct vision, making daily tasks more difficult to accomplish. But now there is an effective solution that can help you correct these problems.
Blepharoplasty for Correcting Sagging Eyelids
Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique that can be used to correct the eyelids. It can help remove the excess skin responsible for causing the eyelids to develop a saggy appearance. The surgery can also help remove extra pockets of fat that can form bags or bulges under the eyes or make the upper lids perpetually puffy.
The eyelids may begin to sag as a result of the natural aging process, stress, genetics, and many other outside factors. Blepharoplasty can effectively correct the issues these cause for a more youthful and vibrant look.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Blepharoplasty can be performed with local or general anesthesia. Your doctor will discuss the best option for you based on your health and preferences. You may require surgery on both the upper and lower lids.
Your doctor will strategically make incisions on both eyelids in a way that the post-surgical marks will be hidden within the natural creases of your eyes. Often, another technique is also used where the incisions are inside the lower lids instead of the outside. It can help better redistribute fatty deposits.
Once the necessary amount of fat and skin is removed, your doctor will tighten the remaining tissues in the eye region. Once that is done, he will close the incisions with sutures.
Results and Recovery
The sutures will be ready to be removed a week or so after the surgery. You may experience some mild discomfort, but this is temporary and should subside in time. You may need to use cold packs on the eyelids to hasten recovery and ease discomfort.
You will need to refrain from putting too much strain on your eyes until you are fully healed. This means avoiding certain activities such as reading or driving that require the prolonged use of your eyes for some time. It’s important that you rest in order to experience the full benefits provided by the surgery.
Once the eyelids have completely healed, you will be able to see the full results provided by the surgery. Your eyelids will appear rested and make you look rejuvenated. You will appear more youthful, awake, and beautiful.
What to Expect During Your Blepharoplasty Consultation
Once you decide that this is the surgery for you, you will need to schedule a consultation with an experienced medical professional. During your consultation, you can talk to your doctor about the results you expect from the procedure and your overall goals.
If you’re interested in further improvements, your doctor may recommend combining the treatment with other surgical procedures. This will help you achieve a significantly enhanced look that will bring you more confidence.
As far as the surgery is concerned, your doctor will assess your eyelids and design the surgery accordingly. He will ask you about your medical history, use of medications, and any previous eye surgeries.
You may also be asked to stop smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery until your eyelids are completely healed. It is advised that you stop taking certain medications that will cause blood thinning to help limit an chances of complications arising.
Contact Our Office
Interested in learning more about Blepharoplasty? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard A. Bartlett.