Drooping skin around the eyes can often be one of the first signs of aging. The upper eyelids can droop down and make a person look sleepy, or inattentive. It can even impair vision if the skin hangs down over the eye. Skin under the eye can sag as well and make the eye look puffy as if the patient has not had enough sleep. Luckily, with blepharoplasty, no one has to look old and tired with puffy eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is essentially eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift. The skin of either the upper or lower eyelids, or both, is tightened by removing the extra skin and fatty deposits from the area. This removal rejuvenates the patient’s appearance, making her or him look more awake and lively.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
While an eyelid lift is a minor surgery, the best candidates are healthy people without serious illnesses that could interfere with the surgery or healing. It is also recommended that the patient does not smoke. Good candidates for blepharoplasty also have realistic expectations. They understand that the procedure will make them look rejuvenated, but that it won’t make them an entirely different person.
What Happens During the Procedure?
In a typical blepharoplasty procedure, you are first sedated with a local anesthetic. This will be used to ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedure. During the actual surgery, excess skin may be removed, muscles tightened or fat deposits removed or repositioned in order to fix the drooping area. Of course, the exact details of the surgery vary from patient to patient.
It is important to avoid strenuous activity after the procedure to protect the eyes and skin. Once healed, there will be a noticeable change in your appearance and a more defined eyelid. It is important to discuss the recovery process ahead of time with our surgeon as well as your complete medical history.
Learn More About Blepharoplasty
We encourage you to visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts to learn more about blepharoplasty, and whether or not this procedure can benefit you. This simple surgery may be all that you need to rejuvenate your appearance. We have locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn about all of the ins and outs of the blepharoplasty procedure. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.