Is excess fat around your eyes making you look tired and unapproachable? Do you wish you could do something about your sagging eyebrows and those bags under your eyes? You might want to consider getting a blepharoplasty performed.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, tissue, and fat around the eyes in order to correct droopy eyelids.
What Causes Droopy Eyelids and How Does it Affect Us?
The aging process causes our skin to be less elastic and the underlying muscle structures to weaken, giving our skin around the eyes that dreaded sagging look. In addition to affecting our overall facial appearance, sagging skin around the eyes can also contribute to vision impairment. Blepharoplasty can not only make our eyes seem younger and more alert but also help improve your vision.
When Should You Consider Getting an Eyelid Surgery Done?
If you have sagging and droopy eyelids that obstruct you from opening your eyes wide, then a blepharoplasty could be good for you. The removal of excess tissue from the upper eyelids could rectify any resulting vision problems. On top of that, your eyes would look much younger and alert after the procedure.
If you find that you’re experiencing any of the criteria mentioned below, you might want to consider getting a blepharoplasty done:
- Under-eye bags
- Excessive lower eyelid skin
- Excessive upper eyelid skin that interferes with your vision
- Droopy upper eyelids
You can choose to have a blepharoplasty performed in conjunction with a face-lift, brow-lift, or skin resurfacing in order to experience significant visual benefits.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?
The best way to know if you should go in for a blepharoplasty is to consult with a doctor. Talk to him about your expectations from the surgery, the side-effects that may arise, and whether the procedure is right for you. As with any surgery, there are certain risks involved which include bruising, scarring, infection, injury, vision problems, and allergic reactions to anesthesia.
Preparing for the Eyelid Surgery
A surgery like this requires some preliminary preparation before you can safely go through with it. First, you will need to schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon who you can trust. During the consultation, your overall state health will be assessed before you are deemed worth to undergo the surgery.
You should provide your doctor with your full medical history and be ready to follow any pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions. If you are in good health and have realistic expectations from the surgery, you would be a good candidate.
You should make sure to have someone available to drive you home and help you with any responsibilities you need to take care of during your recovery period.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
An eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home soon after it is completed. An anesthetic is injected onto your eyelids to help you relax and reduce any discomfort. An incision is made onto your eyelids to remove the excessive fat and skin tissue. Once the necessary corrections are made, your doctor will close and bandage the incisions.
Contact Our Office
Eyelid surgery is the perfect solution for people who have sagging skin around their eyes to get rid of it and experience unhindered vision and a look that will show that you’re awake and alert. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Joseph today.