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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
 

Eyes are the first feature we notice about people’s faces. Bright, alert eyes give the impression of intelligence and interest. Our eyes help us express our emotions, and we are taught from an early age that maintaining eye contact conveys confidence and honesty.

When people look into your eyes, what do they see? Are your eyelids heavy or drooping? Do you look worn out or older than you wish? Do people assume you’re in a bad mood when you’re not? If any of these descriptions fit you, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. This remarkable procedure can literally change your entire face and allow you to look others in the eye with confidence.

Blepharoplasty can lessen the appearance of old age and fatigue through the gentle removal of skin and fat pockets that accumulate around the upper and lower eyelids that cause people to have “bags” under the eyes. While eyelid surgery will not correct drooping eyebrows, under-eye circles or crow’s feet, it can make your eyes stand out as more youthful and make you appear healthier and better rested. Those who suffered compromised peripheral vision from drooping eyes will be pleased to enjoy a greater scope of sight.

The eyelid surgery is generally performed under local anesthesia, but we will gladly accommodate patients’ requests to use general anesthesia. The doctor begins by creating incisions in the upper eyelid’s crease and either behind or beneath the eyelashes of the lower lid. After excess skin and fat are carefully extracted, the muscles around the eye may then be re-draped to ensure a natural look. After the procedure, you may experience soreness or tightness in your eyelids, and you should keep your head elevated for a few days to reduce bruising and swelling. Sometime within the week after your operation, stitches are removed, and you can expect to resume your normal activities ten days after the eyelid surgery.

While most of our clients are over the age of 35, blepharoplasty can dramatically change the appearance of younger adults who were born with a predisposition towards naturally drooping eyes. Patients who suffer from thyroid disease, diabetes, insufficient tear production, a circulatory disorder, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular issues may not be ideal candidates for the procedure.

To learn more about this exciting procedure, contact our helpful staff at the Promenades Surgery Center, LLC. We look forward to discussing your new look!

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