Do your droopy eyelids drive you crazy? Does the loose flesh make putting on makeup difficult?Â Or perhaps your eyelids sag so badly that your vision is impaired.
Droopy eyelids can also make you look older than you are. Eyelid surgery (also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty) can help. Blepharoplasty can be done on either the upper or lower eyelids, or sometimes both in the same surgery. Blepharoplasty results in a natural, alert look that will not only improve your appearance but also make you look young and refreshed.
Blepharosplasty: Removes excess fatty deposits and puffiness in the eyelids. Repairs loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the eyelids. Removes fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids. Eliminates bags under the eyes. Corrects droopiness of the lower eyelids.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Blepharoplasty is done in our clinic under a local anesthesia. Your surgeon will usually begin on your upper lids first, making an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid. Excess skin (sometimes muscle and fat as well) is removed and the incision is closed with tiny stitches so the scar is nearly invisible. When working on the lower lid, an incision is made just below the lower lashes in the natural crease, or inside the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle and sagging skin are removed. Stitches are placed in the lower lid’s natural crease or inside the lower eyelid. Depending on whether you are having the upper or lower lids, or both repaired, your surgery can take up to two hours.
After your surgery a lubricating ointment will be applied to your eyes to protect them and keep them moist. You may have some excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and double vision right after your surgery. The incisions will be red and your eyelids will be swollen and bruised for about a week. You can apply ice packs or cold compresses to help reduce the swelling. You shouldn't experience much pain. Your surgeon will recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever for you. After your surgery be sure to: Avoid heavy lifting or submerging your eyes in water (no swimming). Avoid physical activities such as aerobics and jogging. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for cleansing your eyelids and using eye drops or ointments. Stitches will be removed after three or four days. Self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own. Once your eyes are healed you will be amazed how much younger and rejuvenated you look!