Posted March 19, 2018 in Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in recent years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, blepharoplasty is ranked number four on the list of top five most performed operations in the United States. Eyelid surgery has not only gained popularity with women but is in high demand among men as well. This relatively painless procedure can produce excellent results.
All the Benefits in One Procedure
Eyelid surgery, performed as a standalone procedure, can have a drastic effect on the face. Blepharoplasty can brighten the eyes and, consequently, the entire face, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem.
In addition, this procedure can also help correct numerous other issues that result in a more aged, tired, or sad appearance—it may even help improve vision!
Eyelid surgery can:
- Tighten droopy or sagging eyelids
- Reduce puffiness or bags under the eyes
- Correct fine lines and wrinkles
- Remove excessive upper eyelid skin that obstructs vision
How Is the Procedure Performed?
Bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery typically takes about two hours to complete. Your surgeon may give you a choice between intravenous sedation or general anesthesia during the surgical procedure. Once fully sedated, your surgeon will make incisions in the natural folds of your eyelid in order to hide any remaining scars. The surgery will remove excess skin and potentially adjust muscles and fat, and it can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to obtain the desired results. The goal of the procedure is to smooth the skin around the eyes.
Recovery and the End Result
Most patients report little to no pain following the procedure. Depending on the surgeon and the progress of your individual healing, sutures will be removed within seven days. Final results will begin to emerge once the swelling and bruising start to subside within the first two weeks. It may take up to a month for the incision line to heal completely, and it fades within a few months after surgery. Patients may return to their usual (or improved!) social lives a few weeks following surgery.
Blepharoplasty boasts a high satisfaction rate, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. This simple procedure can takes years off your appearance and gives your eyes that refreshing glow you are looking for.
To see if eyelid surgery is the right choice for you, contact Imagos Plastic Surgery at (305) 596-2228 to schedule a consultation.