Eyelid Surgery to Perk Up Your Eyes
- Posted on: Aug 15 2022
It is funny how a little thing like eyelids can make such a difference to the way someone looks – but they can! If you are looking for a way to perk up tired looking eyes, eyelid surgery may be the answer. Here is some more information on eyelid surgery and why it might be right for you!
What happens during eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery (technically known as “blepharoplasty”) can be done on the lower lids, the upper lids, or both. It is done to remove loose or sagging skin and fat that can give the appearance of “bags” underneath the eyes. Removing excess tissue makes the eyes look less tired and puffy, which can make you look older than you really are. Some patients choose to have another procedure, such as a facelift or a browlift, to improve the eye area even more. Blepharoplasty is also done for medical reasons, though. Excess skin around your eyes can cause functional problems with your eyelids, and it can also reduce your field of vision.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and sedation and is done on an outpatient basis. It typically takes less than 2 hours.
What can I expect after the procedure?
You should not wear contact lenses or eye makeup for 1 to 2 weeks after your procedure, and you should wear dark sunglasses when you go outside to protect your eyes from the sun and wind. You might have some bruising and swelling that lasts a couple of weeks, but icepacks can help, and you will be given prescription pain medication if you need it (many patients opt for over-the-counter pain medication). You may also be advised to use lubricating eye drops and ointment to help with healing. Most patients go back to work in less than a week, and you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks.
Blepharoplasty can make you look and feel younger, but it can also help you to see better. If you are interested in eyelid surgery, contact the office of Dr. David Altamira, in Sugar Land or Houston, for a consultation appointment. Call (713) 271-9000 today!
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