Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons offers eyelid surgery to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania and the surrounding areas.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Excess upper eyelid skin and puffy bags under your eyes make you look old and tired, and might even cause vision problems. Removal of the excess skin and fat pads – in a procedure known as eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty – will create a much more youthful appearance and remove that tired “I-need-a-nap” look.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss the procedure in full with you, including giving you an idea of eyelid surgery costs for your individual needs. If you're interested in the surgery but not sure if it's quite for you, browse through some eyelid surgery before and after pictures to help aid in your decision.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
The process of the surgery is different depending on if you're having upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery. For the upper eyelids, an incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid. Your surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat before closing the incision.
For lower eyelid surgery, on the other hand, the incision will be made either at the lash line or inside the eyelids. This surgery works to reduce under-eye puffiness. Your surgeon will remove the excess fat from there before closing the incision. In both cases, eyelid surgery will be performed using local or general anesthesia.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Most of the patients that we see in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg and the surrounding areas are above the age of 50. However, younger patients who are unhappy with the look of their aging eyes may be good candidates as well. If you're a man or a woman who is tired of bags, excessive wrinkles or excess skin around the upper or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty may be right for you.
What Kind of Post-Operative Eyelid Surgery Care Can I Expect?
Following your eyelid surgery, you'll be advised to apply cold compresses to the eyes to reduce swelling and bruising. You should also keep your head elevated and sleep upright. It's also normal to experience some tearing, blurred vision or sensitivity to light. This should dissipate within a few weeks.
Do not wear makeup or contact lenses for at least two weeks following the procedure, and stay out of the sun if possible. Your doctor will provide you with eye drops to treat any itching, burning or dryness, and he will go over instructions on how to properly care for your eyes. Lastly, you should not drive until your vision has completely returned to normal, and you should refrain from strenuous physical activity for about a month.
What are the Typical Results of Eyelid Surgery?
Tired eyes are replaced with a bright, youthful and refreshed look after eyelid surgery. Just as the patients in the eyelid surgery before and after pictures did, you'll be able to say goodbye to bags, puffiness and wrinkles that are causing you to look older than you feel.
What are Toledo Eyelid Surgery Costs?
Depending on the type of eyelid surgery you need and the extent of the procedure, eyelid surgery costs may vary. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals with you and come up with an individualized plan to help you meet them.
Our highly trained and friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions you might have about eyelid surgery. Call us today to schedule your appointment.