Also, known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improved the appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, and the mid-face. Typically, after this operation you look more rested and alert. The signs of eyelid aging can occur at any age. Generally, if young people have bags or festoons under the eyelids, it is often hereditary and has nothing to do that there aging poorly. As people socialize, the appearance of the eyes is the first thing that is noticed during interaction. For someone with a “tired” appearance in the eye region, that statement of aging is often quite noticeable. Eyelid surgery can be very powerful and reversing that effect.
Why eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the effects of aging on the upper and lower eyelids. Sun exposure, gravity, and as well as a patient’s genetics or heredity can contribute to excess wrinkling and sagging skin of the upper and lower eyelids. Puffy bags under the eyes are common findings along with droopy upper eyelids, a product of excessive skin. All these eyelid aging stigmata can convey a tired appearance and can sometimes even interfere with full vision.
Eyelid surgery can treat:
– Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
– Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
– Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the colored portion of the eye
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
The best results of eyelid surgery, are seen in patients with healthy facial tissues, and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and or lower eyelids and surrounding areas.
These are patients without serious medical conditions that could affect healing, as well as individuals without serious eye conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye, or detached retina. A careful preoperative examination is done to rule out thyroid disorders that can cause eyelid changes.
Eyelid surgery comes with several options for anesthesia that can sometimes include office procedures under local anesthesia itself. The incisions are generally nicely concealed and heal with an almost imperceptible scar in most patients. These incisions will be discussed with you preoperatively by your surgeon.
Eyelid surgery recovery is very well tolerated, and is not described as painful. Patients can often get back to their normal routine within a week, and typically there is a 3-4-week recovery time to look un-operated.
Eyelid surgical procedures can create some of the most powerful changes in the face. It can take away a tired look, they can rejuvenate a face, and bring back a brightness to the eyes that are highlight of a patient’s face! It is very exciting for the patient and the surgeon to know a brighter more youthful face and eyelid appearance can be restored making you look and feel better about yourself!
The University of Pittsburgh cosmetic plastic surgeons are some of the best strained surgeons in the world. They bring the expertise, the experience to provide the surgical services in a safe and effective way.
We look forward to see you in consultation.
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