Do you look tired, even after eight hours of sleep? Do your eyes look sad and droopy? They might be small, but your eyelids play a big role in your overall appearance. If you look sad or tired when you aren’t, come see us. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, could be the rejuvenating procedure you need.
What Can Blepharoplasty Do for Me?
Grab a mirror and look at your eyelids. Do you have any drooping or sagging? Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Your procedure will be designed for you, targeting your specific problem areas. It can correct sagging eyelids, fatty bags under the eyes, overhanging upper eyelids, and/or excess skin on the eyelids. Some patients find that surgery improves their vision, by removing eyelid skin that is obstructing their sight. It can open up your eyes, making them look bigger. This procedure is popular for both men and women.
What Happens During Eyelid Surgery?
Here at MAE Plastic Surgery, we are well-known for our natural-looking blepharoplasty results. Since the procedure is highly customized, your surgical experience may vary. For upper eyelid surgery a small incision is typically made in the crease of the upper eyelid. Fat deposits and skin are removed. Then the skin and muscles are tightened, creating a firmer upper eyelid contour. For lower eyelid surgery the incision is made inside of the lower eyelid. If needed, a small incision can be made just below the lower lash line to remove skin from the lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis, typically at our fully accredited surgical facility, Northbrook Plastic Surgery. We typically use local anesthesia with monitored sedation, although other options may be available. The procedure takes 1-2 hours. You’ll be able to return home to recover shortly after surgery.
What’s Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?
After eyelid surgery you may experience mild bruising and swelling. Some patients have dry eyes. We’ll provide medication and eye drops to ease discomfort. You should be able to return to light activities after a few days. Avoid contacts for about two weeks. Most patients are able to resume full activity 3-4 weeks after surgery. Incisions will fade after a couple of months and any scarring will be hidden in the contours of the eyelids.
Wake up your appearance with eyelid surgery. Schedule your consultation today to learn more.