What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is also known as a blepharoplasty. It is designed to reduce puffy bags and drooping eyelids. A blepharoplasty involves removing excess fat deposits and tightening the skin. Eyelid surgery is usually performed for cosmetic purposes, but it can also help correct vision problems caused by sagging eyelids.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
Healthy people who are non-smokers are considered good candidates for eyelid surgery. Most people who get this procedure are over the age of 35. However, a person may opt to get this procedure at a younger age if puffy bags and drooping eyelids become more than just an aesthetic concern.
What Do You Have To Do To Prepare For Eyelid Surgery?
There is not a lot that you have to do in order to prepare for eyelid surgery. However, we may recommend that you discontinue certain medications before you get eyelid surgery. Certain medications can increase the risk of bleeding. We’ll make sure to review all of the necessary preparations with you prior to treatment.
What to Expect on the Day of Eyelid Surgery
Anesthesia will be administered prior to your procedure. General anesthesia, intravenous sedation and local anesthesia with oral sedation are some of the different options that you have.
It typically takes about two hours to perform a blepharoplasty on both the upper and lower eyelids.
The upper eyelid is corrected by making an incision in natural crease of the eyelid. The excess fat and skin will be removed and then the muscles will be tightened and repositioned.
The lower eyelid is corrected by making an incision below the lash line. The excess fat will then be removed. An incision can also be made inside of the lower eyelid. These incisions are designed so that the scars will easily be concealed.
Recovering From Eyelid Surgery
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling after your procedure. However, your eyelids should look normal again within one or two weeks. Make sure that you wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes while your eyelids are healing.
If you’re tired of looking tired, it might be time to consider eyelid surgery. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we’ll work with you to determine if this procedure is right for you. We’ll recommend the most effective treatment plan for your needs. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts or stop by one of our three Orange County locations to learn more.