Eyelid lift also referred to as blepharoplasty, has been used by millions of people to improve the appearance of their eyelids. The surgery can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids individually, or on both of them at the same time.
It can be performed for cosmetic reasons, such as rejuvenating the area around the eyes, or it can be performed to address structural problems with the eyelids.
An eyelid lift is specifically designed to treat the following:
• Skin that is loose and leads to folds that affect the contour of the upper eyelid
• Excessive skin that impairs vision
• Dark bags under the eyes
• Eyelids that droop so low that the white below the iris is visible
What is the Process for Eyelid Lift Recovery?
Once the procedure has been completed, the surgeon will apply a lubricating appointment and cold compresses to your eyes. Depending on the extent of the procedure, loose gauze may also be applied.
The surgeon will give you direct instructions on how to care for your eyes and what prescription medicines you should take. During the initial phase of healing, you should expect to see some dry eyes.
It is good to be in constant communication with the surgeon and ask specific questions about what will happen once the surgery is complete, how long before stitches are removed, when you can resume normal activity, and what steps you will need for follow-up care.
Who Make Good Eyelid Lift Candidates?
A good candidate for an eyelid lift is a person who is healthy and does not have any life-threatening medical conditions or medical conditions that impede their ability to heal. Non-smokers are preferable to smokers since their bodies react better to surgery.
A good candidate would also have a positive outlook on their own personal appearance, have a realistic and specific goal in mind for eyelid lift, and have a clear understanding of what eyelid surgery can do and what it cannot do.
Eyelid Lift Results
An eyelid lift can go a long way in improving the way you feel and look. While the procedure cannot stop the natural aging process, it can undo premature aging that is caused by bags under the eyes and drooping eyelids.
Your satisfaction with the procedure and your new image will increase as you recover from surgery. Contact Southeastern Dermatology today to make an appointment.