EYELID SURGERY (Blepharoplasty)
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Droopy skin over the eye makes a person appear sad or angry while puffiness gives the illusion of being tired. This is often not reflective of how this person feels inside. What matters is that the appearance of one's eyes matches the way that person feels inside - youthful, vital and alert. Eyelid surgery corrects the excess skin, tissue and fat that contribute to puffiness and bags in both the upper and lower eyelids, revealing a more youthful, energetic appearance.
Good candidates for this surgery are healthy non-smokers with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind.
Dr. Taylor performs this surgery under general or light sedative anesthesia in fully accredited hospitals and surgical facilities. The time needed for the procedure is highly individualized but is usually about 2-3 hours. An incision is made within the natural crease of the upper eyelid to allow repositioning of fat deposits and tissue and removal of excess skin. This creates a rejuvenated upper eyelid contour. The lower eyelid is addressed by first making a transconjunctival incision hidden inside the lower eyelid or a skin incision just beneath the lash line in more severe cases of skin and muscle excess. Through this incision, fat is redistributed, some may be removed and sagging muscles or lid margins are tightened. Patients are given prescription pain medication as well as eye drops to be used post-operatively.
The incision lines from eyelid surgery are well-concealed within the natural creases of the eyelid region. The results start to become apparent after about 2 weeks as swelling and bruising subside, revealing a smooth, better-defined eye and a rejuvenated appearance. Patients are encouraged to wear sunglasses for sunlight protection, wear glasses in place of contact lenses and keep their head elevated during the initial healing process. Patients usually return to work after a week, at which time they can resume light activity and begin wearing contacts again. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness that remains and diligent sun protection is essential.
If you are bothered by the excess droopy skin and puffiness of your eyes, then call Dr. John Taylor today to discuss your surgical options.
If you're bothered by the signs of aging in your forehead and brow region and are tired of looking tired then call Dr. Taylor today. You can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options during your personalized consultation.