Posted July 27, 2020 in Eyelid Lift
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Our eyes are one of our most noticeable features, so it’s only natural to want eyes that look youthful and refreshed. As we age, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and dark circles can develop around the eyes, making us appear older and limiting our ability to convey a full range of emotions. This is among the earliest signs of aging, and fortunately, one that can be reversed.
For many, eyelid lift surgery is the best way to make their eyes brighter and more expressive. But how can a potential patient know if this procedure is what they truly need to rejuvenate their looks?
The criteria for eyelid surgery is rather simple. If you have drooping eyelids, excess skin and wrinkles around the eyes, or fatty deposits above or below your eyes that create bags, an eyelid lift can help you. The first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Persky. During your consultation, Dr. Perskey will evaluate your eyes and recommend a surgical procedure to accomplish your desired goals.
How Is Blepharoplasty Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia and usually takes about one hour. A small incision is made in the selected eyelid, usually in a location concealed from casual observation. Excess fat and skin are extracted quickly and painlessly. Dr. Persky avoids removing too much fat to ensure that your eyes do not take on a hollow appearance.
How Does Blepharoplasty Reverse Aging Eyes?
Wrinkles and lines around the eyes can make you appear older than your years. By removing excess skin and tightening what remains, those wrinkles and lines can be removed to provide a youthful look.
An eyelid lift may be performed to correct excess skin and bags in the lower eyelids. Many people struggle with excess bags or dark circles. These can make you look tired or angry at all hours of the day. Blepharoplasty can treat these conditions, leaving you looking more alert, friendly, and young.
When your upper eyelids droop, it can affect your appearance and your line of sight, limiting your vision and reducing your quality of life. Removing such excess skin can improve your vision indirectly and make you appear more alert.
What Is Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?
Recovery from eyelid surgery is usually quick and easy. Patients can return home immediately after the surgery. Cold compresses and moisturizers should be used over the first few days to treat dryness and swelling. Stitches are usually removed after four to five days, and most patients can use makeup within seven days. It usually takes about two weeks to fully recover.