As we age, so does our skin. It sags and droops, and in the case of our eyelids, the skin around them do just that, too. Many people receive eyelid surgery for functional reasons, but eyelid surgery can also regenerate the area surrounding your eyes and make them more appealing cosmetically. If you’re interested in receiving eyelid surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen of Exclusively Faces, Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa in Winchester, Virginia by calling or using the online scheduling tool.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed all around the eyes (e.g. upper lids, lower lids, or both).
Eyelid surgery can treat loose or sagging skin around the eyes, which generally creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision. It can also treat bags under the eyes, or fatty deposits that appear as consistent swelling or puffiness in or below the eyelids.
The procedure for eyelid surgery is quite simple. It’s done in-office and very quickly. First, a local anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. The incision is them made within the eyelid region, placed specifically to hide potential scarring. Closing the incision is done with sutures or skin glue. In the former case, sutures are removed within one week's time.
Swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort is common after eyelid surgery. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible. Patients will begin to see results gradually as swelling and bruising subsides.
Results become clear when the eyelid’s smooth, rejuvenated appearance is revealed and swelling and bruising are at a minimum, which usually takes between one and two weeks.
During recovery, it is also very important to practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete, or until Dr. Karen advises.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery or are interested in getting it, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen of Exclusively Faces, Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa in Winchester, Virginia by calling or using the online scheduling tool.