Regular readers of our blog will already know that eyelid surgery – or blepharoplasty – is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures. For quite some time now, it’s been included in just about every “most popular procedures” list for women and men alike.
In this issue, we’ll delve deeper into eyelid surgery, focusing specifically on the procedure itself, expected results and qualities of ideal candidates for the procedure.
What is eyelid surgery?
Simply put, eyelid surgery is a procedure selected by you to improve the appearance of your eyelids. The procedure can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids…or both.
When done on the upper eyelids, your doctor will remove excess skin that’s covering the lid’s natural fold.
Lower lid procedures will get rid of that “tired look” by removing the puffiness and wrinkles.
What’s the procedure for eyelid surgery?
After you’re given anesthesia, an incision will be made along the natural crease of your eyelid (for upper) or just below your lower lash line (for lower). This means that any scarring will be well hidden.
During the procedures, fat deposits will be either repositioned or removed. This will tighten the muscles as well as remove the excess skin.
There is another technique for the lower eyelid called the transconjunctival incision, which is made inside your lower eyelid. During this procedure, no skin is removed during the redistribution or removal of excess fat.
What’s the typical recovery like for eyelid surgery?
Your eyes will probably be loosely covered by gauze immediately after the procedure.
While the worse signs of bruising and swelling will be experienced the day after your procedure, they will disappear rather quickly. You can speed the healing process up by applying cool compresses over the course of the first 48 hours after the procedure.
The stitches themselves can stay in the skin for about a week, but self-absorbing stitches won’t have to be removed at all.
Most if not all of your bruising and swelling will be gone within 10-14 days.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you:
- Are relatively healthy and have no medical conditions which could get in the way of healing;
- Do not smoke; and
- Do not have serious eye conditions.
To find out more about eyelid surgery, call us here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser And Skin Care Institute of San Diego
Get in touch with us here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser and Skin Care Institute in San Diego to talk more about how you can benefit from eyelid surgery.
Our number is 858-457-1111 or you can reach us online.