Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or eye lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to make the lower and upper eyelids appear rejuvenated and youthful. The surgery is usually performed for cosmetic purposes. It helps reduce excess skin from upper eyelids and bagginess from lower eyelids. If the sagging upper eyelids obstruct vision in an older patient, eyelid surgery can help correct the condition.
Ideal Eyelid Surgery Candidates
A marvelous candidate for eyelid surgery is someone who is in solid health and who displays puffy bags under the eyes or drooping eye lids. Most patients are above the age of 35, but if the condition occurs due to genetic causes, the patient may have to opt for this surgery sooner. It is important to have realistic expectations from the procedure, and candidates with higher expectations in terms of physical appearance should consider combining it with facelift or other cosmetic procedures.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery Surgery
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, but the patient will not be drive back home on their own. It is advisable to arrange another person to drive back home after the surgery. It also may be a responsible and judicious idea to have someone stay with the patient during the night after the surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Physical activities may be limited for a few days following the surgery while the eyelids heal. The patient may be confined to the home for the first few days and avoid office work. Some patients complain of dry eyes after the surgery, but the condition will go away on its own within two weeks in most cases.
Eyelid Surgery Results
The results of lower eyelid surgery are nearly permanent, and a repeat surgery may not be necessary in the future. However, the eyes will still continue to age as usual. Results with upper eyelid surgery can usually last for about five to seven years. In case the eyelids sag again in the future, a forehead lift may be performed rather than a repeat eye lift.
Contact Dr. Prince Today
Dr. Prince believes in a surgical philosophy of individualized assessment of form and function to ensure optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Prince will discuss all of your cosmetic body surgery options, and will work in partnership with you to formulate a customized treatment plan tailored to fulfill your unique aesthetic goals. If you would like more information about cosmetic surgery, please contact Dr. Prince today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to setting up your initial consultation with Dr. Prince.