The eyes are often considered the window to the soul, but they are also one of the earliest areas to show signs of aging. As we get older, our eyelids can become droopy or puffy, making us appear tired, angry or sad.
Fortunately, advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids to give you a more youthful, alert appearance. But before you decide to undergo eyelid surgery, there are a few things you need to know. That’s why we’ve put together this Ultimate Guide to Eyelid Surgery.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The goal is to improve the appearance of droopy, baggy eyelids and give the patient a more youthful look.
Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy adults who have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. It is also important that you don’t have serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma or dry eye, as these can complicate the surgery.
What Should You Expect During the Procedure?
Eyelid surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, meaning you will be awake but relaxed during the procedure. The surgeon will make incisions along the natural creases of your upper and/or lower eyelids, remove excess skin, tighten the muscles, and remove or redistribute fat as needed. The incisions are usually closed with sutures or surgical adhesive.
What is the Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery?
After the surgery, you should expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days. You will need to keep your head elevated and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Most people can return to work within a week, but it can take several weeks for the eyes to fully heal and for the final results to be visible.
Why Choose Dr. Dolan at 2020 Vision for Your Eyelid Surgery?
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you want to choose a surgeon who has the knowledge and expertise to give you the best results possible. That’s why we recommend Dr. Dolan at 2020 Vision in Rochester Hills, MI. Dr. Dolan is a skilled ophthalmic plastic surgeon with years of experience performing eyelid surgery. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dolan or to learn more about eyelid surgery, call 248-375-0040 today.