Do people tell you that you seem tired all the time? If so, eyelid surgery may be able to help. Blepharoplasty is an eyelid-surgery procedure used to rejuvenate the eyelids and the areas around the eyes.
The surgery helps those who appear fatigued due to aging by correcting any defects related to the eyelid. If excess skin is causing your eyelids to sag and excess fax is giving you puffy eyelids, this surgery may be right for you. The surgery is quite popular and is more common among women than men.
What Are the Available Types of Blepharoplasty Surgery?
There are basically two kinds of blepharoplasty procedures: upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin that accumulates in the upper eyelids. It also treats minor wrinkles and sagging muscle tissue.
Lower blepharoplasty is a surgery used to remove or reposition the additional fat that gets collected in the lower eyelids. Sagging skin is also trimmed away.
How Old Do You Need to Be for Blepharoplasty?
Usually, blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years of age. It is common for elderly people to undergo the surgery, because as people age, they are more susceptible to developing weak eyelids. If a person develops eyelid issues before 35 years of age, the procedure can still be conducted.
How to Prepare for the Surgery
The procedure will differ depending on many factors, such as the patient’s age, specific goals, and the type of eyelid problem they are experiencing. It is best to consult Dr. Moran to understand the exact methods that will be used during your surgery.
It is recommended to have family support when you get the surgery done so that someone can drive you home. Having a familiar person by your side will also ensure that you get the emotional support that you might require when going through the surgery.
You will not be able to work for a few days or sometimes an entire week, so you will need to take that time off. Use an ice pack to provide relief to your eye when healing at home. This will also help to reduce post-surgical swelling.
The Results of the Procedure
Having blepharoplasty surgery done can be a major relief, as it helps you look more youthful and attentive. Upper blepharoplasty needs to be repeated every five to seven years, while lower blepharoplasty is usually permanent. In a few years, your eyelids will start to droop like everybody else’s, but you may not need the surgery again.
Scheduling a Consultation with Dr. Moran
Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. She has a wealth of experience and is an excellent choice for your next facial procedure.
If you want to rejuvenate the look of your eyes and are interested in blepharoplasty, contact our office today and set up your consultation. Dr. Moran will be happy to help you achieve your beauty goals.