Aging gradually causes weakening of the muscles in your eyelids and stretching of the skin. Also, fat build-up above and below your eyelids can result in bags under your eyes, droopy upper lids and sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty, also known as “eyelid-lift,” is a form of cosmetic surgery that involves the reconstruction of the eyelids. It is designed to adjust eyelids that are drooping and often involves the removing excess fat, muscle and skin. It can help make you look younger and boost your self-confidence.
There are Two Types of Blepharoplasty
During this procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions in the skin above the eyelid to remove excess fat and skin. A fine stitch is then used to tighten the skin and allow for a natural looking crease in the eyelid.
During this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions beneath the lash line or inside the eyelid. This transconjunctival technique facilitates the removal of eyelid fat without the need for visible incisions. Often, this procedure is combined with laser resurfacing of the eyelid to remove wrinkles and fine lines.
These types of cosmetic surgery are performed as outpatient procedures. The recovery time following blepharoplasty is relatively short. Although you will have some minor bruising and swelling the day following surgery, it will quickly dissipate. You can use cool compresses on your eyes or the first 48 hours; this will help reduce the swelling. The small bandages placed over the incision sites can be removed after a few days. Stiches are usually removed after a week. You should be able to resume your normal activities within 7-10 days.
Here at Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the best oral and facial skeletal surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and facial skin care available in northwest Georgia. If you are considering a blepharoplasty, contact us today to find out more.