What Should You Know About Blepharoplasty?

Thing You Should Know About BlepharoplastyHave you considered blepharoplasty to improve your appearance and rejuvenate your face? Are your eyelids interfering with your vision or detracting from your appearance? Blepharoplasty may be a smart solution. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure:

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the eyelids.  During the procedure, excess skin or fat is removed to give the eye a more open, youthful appearance. This surgery can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or on both eyelids depending on your preference and situation. A doctor will help you decide what procedure is best for you.

Why Choose Blepharoplasty?

There are many reasons patients choose blepharoplasty. Common reasons include:

  • Loose baggy skin on the upper eyelid is interfering with vision and making the patient look older.
  • Drooping lower eyelids are exposing the white part of the eye under the iris.
  • Bags under the eyes are detracting from the patient’s appearance and making them look tired.

Choosing blepharoplasty gives patients a subtle way to improve their appearance and reclaim their youth. In many cases it can also remove skin that is obstructing a patient’s vision.

What Should You Expect If You Choose Blepharoplasty?

During the procedure, the doctor may use a laser to remove excess skin on your eyelids. The crease in the eyelid usually hides the incision. This is usually an outpatient procedure and it will probably only take a few hours, but you will need to set aside some recovery time after the procedure is over.

Make arrangements to have someone else drive you home. Patients can normally return to regular activities within 5 to 10 days. While you recover avoid rubbing your eyes, wear sunglasses if you need to go outside, sleep with your head elevated, and use a cool compress to soothe mild pain and irritation.

After you’ve healed for a few days, you should be able to return to your normal activities looking and feeling younger and more confident.

To learn more about blepharoplasty techniques, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffery Schiller who specializes in this procedure.

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