Blepharoplasty: What You Need To Know
Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in the USA, and extremely popular. It is no surprise, as this minor surgical procedure wakes up the entire face, shaving years off your appearance. If you are tried of seeing droopy eyelids that reveal your age, you deserve to know all about eyelid surgery, so you can make an informed decision about undergoing the procedure.
As we age, our skin loses firmness, thickness, and tone, leading looser, droopy skin. At the same time, our muscles weaken, further contributing to the downward pull on our features. Around your eyes, this manifests itself in puffy or droopy eyelids, often leaving you looking old and tired. Hollows can form beneath your eyes, even when you are well-rested. Eyelid surgery performed at Associates in Plastic Surgery can have a dramatic impact on your facial appearance, awakening your eyes and restoring a more youthful facial appearance overall.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure which can treat the visible signs of aging in your eyelids and eye troughs. By lifting and repositioning the eyelid skin and removing excess tissue, you can restore a fresh, more alert appearance, brightening the appearance of your entire face. In the hands of our skilled surgeons, blepharoplasty will not only allow you to look younger than your age, you’ll also feel younger. Our New Jersey Blepharoplasty surgery can:
- Remove excess skin around the eyes
- Restore a youthful look to droopy upper eyelids
- Reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags
- Improve the appearance of “hooded” eyes
- Improve impaired vision
How Popular is Blepharoplasty?
According to CBS News, eyelid surgery is ranked fourth in the ten most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. This can be attributed to the dramatic effect the appearance of your eyes has on your entire face. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Bright, youthful eyes allow your inner beauty to shine through.
Details of the Procedure
Your blepharoplasty procedure will be performed in our accredited New Jersey surgical center under either twilight or local anesthesia. For upper eyelid surgery, your incisions will be placed in the crease of the eyelid, allowing any scar to be camouflaged and invisible once healed. Excess skin and fatty tissue will be removed to provide a more youthful appearance while restoring your field of vision.
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be discreetly placed within the lower eyelid. This procedure focuses on smoothing the skin of the lower eyelid, removing excess fatty tissue that cause unsightly bags to form, and redistributing fatty deposits to fill in areas that appear hollow or gaunt. Your incisions will be closed with sutures and you will awaken in our warm, relaxing surgical suite.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
You can return home after the procedure, so you can rest and heal in the comfort of your own home. You will experience moderate swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the treatment area which will be made more tolerable with pain medication. Most patients find they feel well enough to return to work approximately one week following blepharoplasty.
The swelling will decrease significantly during the week following your surgery and will continue to improve over the next six weeks. You should avoid strenuous activities and intense exercise until given the okay from our plastic surgeon.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Blepharoplasty?
As with any surgery, complications are possible, although rare. It is important that you are realistic about your expectations, and understand that it may require many weeks, or even months, to see the full benefits of your procedure. Some of the possible side effects are visible scarring, or temporary double vision – which typically resolves within 24 hours. Itching, dry eyes, and some other uncomfortable symptoms can arise, easily treated with eyedrops.
Why Should I Choose Associates in Plastic Surgery?
At Associates in Plastic Surgery, we are known for excellence in surgery, and for providing sophisticated, natural-looking results. Our state-of-the-art, ultra-modern surgical centers are designed to provide treatment in comfort and privacy. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will welcome all your questions with care and interest in you, as a person, so you are confident in your decision to undergo blepharoplasty. Your choice to undergo eyelid surgery could be the breath of fresh air that your face needs to look years younger.