The eyes tend to look tired as we grow older, mainly due to the effect of factors such as aging skin and excess sun exposure. Eyelid surgery is the ideal way to rejuvenate the eyes, and lift your overall appearance.
Blepharoplasty can eliminate the extra skin on the upper eyelids that cause them to droop and appear heavy, and it also gets rid of puffiness in the lower eyelids. Surgery can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids if needed.
Blepharoplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia, as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Bandak will discuss the level of anesthesia with you before surgery.
The incisions for upper eyelid surgery are made within the natural crease of the eyelid, so they are very discreet. During the procedure excess skin and soft tissue will be removed. A forehead lift is sometimes combined with upper blepharoplasty.
The incisions for the lower eyelid surgery are made beneath the lower lids, and are also well-hidden. Surgery involves the removal and repositioning of the fat pads to get rid of bulges, as well as the tightening of any excess skin.
What to expect during recovery
There may be some swelling and bruising after surgery, but symptoms generally improve within 2 weeks. Stitches are removed about 1 week after surgery. Patients often need to wear sunglasses for the first few days, as the eyes may become very sensitive to light. Most patients are able to return to work after one week.
Are you a good candidate?
If you have droopy upper eyelids or bags beneath the eyes, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Call us at (304)-925-4665 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bandak will conduct a thorough evaluation of the anatomy of your eyes, and determine if eyelid surgery is the right solution for your problems.
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