For many, the eyes are the first feature that they notice on someone else. And, as many people are finding out, the eyes are the first sign of aging. For that reason, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is becoming more and more popular. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) ranked blepharoplasty as the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2012. This surgical procedure rejuvenates the eye area by removing excess skin and fat tissue.
Candidates for blepharoplasty are those who are in good overall health and wish to reduce the unwanted effects of aging around the eyes. Patients should also have realistic expectations on the outcome of the procedure.
A blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Although both the upper and lower areas of the eye can be addressed during surgery, only one area may have to be performed on, depending on the patient’s needs.
Upper Blepharoplasty – An incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eye fold, where excess skin and fat tissue are removed and sculpted. As a result, excess sagging and puffiness are eliminated from the upper region.
Lower Blepharoplasty – An incision is made in the fold underneath the eyelashes to excise extra skin and fat tissue. After the remaining skin is tightened, puffiness in the eyelids is eliminated from the lower eye area.
Following this procedure, swelling, bruising and irritation around the eyes may be apparent. These symptoms can be alleviated with prescribed pain medication and plenty of rest. Even though many patients may return to work about a week after surgery, strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.
YOUR NEW LOOK
Individuals tend to be very satisfied with the procedure, as results are noticeable almost immediately. The final look will continue to improve in the coming months and any scarring is hidden inside the crease of the eyelids.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of eyelid surgery, please contact our Colleyville office at Colleyville Office Phone Number 817-503-2442, our Fort Worth office at Forth Worth Office Phone Number 817-920-0484, or our Dallas Office at Dallas Office Phone Number 214-823-3333. Our blepharoplasty specialist, Dr. Yadro Ducic, looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation.