What is Eyelid Surgery?
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.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
- “Wakens” the face
- Fixes eyelid droop
- Shapes and opens up the face
Eyelid Surgery Before and After
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. Results will vary.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
he 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, 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 before closing the incision. In both cases, eyelid surgery will be performed using local or general anesthesia.
Preparing for Your Eyelid Surgery ProcedureTo prepare for eyelid surgery, the doctor will go over your typical medicine regime and your lifestyle choices. You may be asked to stop smoking so that you can heal after the procedure better, as well as to cut your risk factors for any post-surgical complications.
Eyelid Surgery RecoveryFollowing 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.
- You should not drive until your vision has completely returned to normal, and you should refrain from strenuous physical activity for about a month.
How Much Does an Eyelid Surgery Procedure Cost?
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 financing your eyelid surgery.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
Most of the patients that we see for eyelid surgery 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.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
During the consultation, we will ask you about your goals for the procedure and discuss your options. We will talk about the pricing, financing, your medical history, and recovery time. At the end of the consultation, you should not have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure. A number of people are discovering the benefits of an eyelid surgery procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!