Your eyelids may lose elasticity due to heredity, sun damage, or the size and shape of your eyes. You may even develop excessive skin in the upper or lower eyelids due to a condition known as dermatochalasis. These conditions, however, can be corrected with a blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid rejuvenation.
During an initial consultation with your surgeon, a specific type of eyelid rejuvenation will be recommended to you depending on your specific condition. Transcutaneous and transconjunctival blepharoplasty are two of the most common variants of the procedure.
The transcutaneous technique is done to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, and the transconjunctival technique is done to remove the bags and fat pads from the lower eyelids.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
Before the procedure begins, your surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to the surgical site to minimize discomfort. You will also be given a sedative to help you relax. Once you are comfortable, your surgeon will work along the natural folds of your eyes to remove excess skin, fatty tissue, and muscle, giving your eyes a more attractive and youthful appearance.
The incisions will be placed strategically to hide any post-surgical marks that may arise to give your eyes a completely natural look.
Recovery from a blepharoplasty is quite simple. It will take a couple of days for your eyes to heal from the surgery. During this time, you need to get as much rest as possible and apply cold compresses over your eyes.
You may experience a small amount of bruising after the procedure. This is perfectly normal and is no cause for alarm. It will subside as you heal. You can resume all normal activities in a couple of days. You should try to minimize the time you spend in front of screens and give your eyes time to adjust to the changes. It is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks.
Can a Blepharoplasty Make Your Features Look Odd?
By choosing to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience, you can feel confident that the results you acquire will be youthful, vibrant, and accentuate the natural beauty of your eyes.
The surgery will be customized to improve the unique appearance of your face. The end result will not only enhance your facial harmony, but leave you happier and feeling more confident in the way you look.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Genetics play a large role in sagging and droopy eyelids. If you are worried about hereditary changes, you can feel confident knowing that there is little to no chance for them to arise after undergoing the procedure. In most patients, the results of a blepharoplasty may last a lifetime.
Can Men and Women Undergo the Procedure?
A blepharoplasty is suitable for both men and women. Everyone, regardless of gender, may be affected by sad, tired looking eyes at any point in their lives. It can adversely impact their self-confidence and image. A good surgeon will understand how important it is to create a look that blends in with the rest of your facial features.
If you want to regain your confidence and enhance the appearance of your eyes, then you need to seriously consider looking into a blepharoplasty, irrespective of your gender. If you are interested, you can talk to your surgeon about combining it with a facelift to improve your overall facial harmony.
Contact Our Office
Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our facial plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Andres Gantous. During your consultation, Dr. Gantous will talk to you about your needs and develop a plan of action that will help you regain your youthful appearance and your confidence.