Due to the aging process and hereditary reasons, eyelids sag, wrinkle, and become puffy. These issues can make you look tired all the time. If you wish to counter these eyelid problems, you can opt for blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.

Reasons to Opt for Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is useful for many eyelid problems. If you have loose skin on the upper lids or lower lids, blepharoplasty can make the area taut again. Wrinkles can also be addressed in this way. Lower-lid puffiness occurs due to fat accumulation, and blepharoplasty can remove or reposition fat deposits to rejuvenate the eyelids.

Droopy eyelids can look bad and can even obstruct your vision. You can opt for blepharoplasty to correct functional as well as cosmetic eyelid problems.

Blepharoplasty can remove aging signs from the eyelids and enhance your face. Your eyes can look alert again and your entire face can appear more youthful than before. Blepharoplasty results are long-lasting and for some people even permanent.

Preparing for Blepharoplasty

If you are considering blepharoplasty, consult with Dr. Wallace to learn more about the procedure and how it can help you. You will discuss your medical history will Dr. Wallace to ascertain if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. If you have an eye problem or infection, it will need to be treated before the surgery.

Dr. Wallace will ask you to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after blepharoplasty. You will also need to stop use of vitamin supplements and NSAIDs prior to your surgery. These steps are measures to avoid excess bleeding during and after the procedure.

During this time, you will also discuss your goals for your blepharoplasty. This will help Dr. Wallace plan the surgery in order to attain the best possible outcome.

Blepharoplasty – The Procedure

After administering local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Wallace will make incisions on the upper and lower lids as needed. Through the incisions, Dr. Wallace will remove excess skin and fat and tighten sagging muscles. He may redistribute fat if needed, as some fat will need to remain in order to maintain a natural look. The incisions will be closed using small sutures.

The Blepharoplasty Recovery Process

Dr. Wallace will provide you with detailed care instructions for the post-surgical period. He may prescribe ointment to use on the eyelids to hasten your recovery after blepharoplasty. You may need to use cold compresses to soothe the eyelids for a time. You will need to refrain from sun exposure, as the delicate tissues of your eyelids will be very prone to sun damage during healing.

The sutures will be removed after a week or so. Any swelling on the eyelids will also subside by this time. Within seven to ten days, healing of your eyelids may be complete. Once the swelling is reduced and healing is complete, you will be able to see the effects of the surgery. You will appear more rested, rejuvenated, and youthful.

Find Out More About Blepharoplasty

Dr. Charles Wallace is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Contact our office to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation.