What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one procedure that provides dramatic results. If your eyelids are sagging, they may make it difficult to see. They also can make you look tired, no matter how much you’ve rested, and even like you have aged more than you have.

Eyelid surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis, so you go home the same day after the procedure. The specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center explain more about what to expect and who is a good candidate for the procedure.

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery lifts the sagging skin around your eyelids. If you have puffy skin under your eyes, it can help with that, too. The cosmetic procedure site RealSelf gives it a 94% “worth it” rating, which shows that people who have had it done are usually delighted with the results.

Whether your upper lids have excess skin that droops down or your bottom lids are puffy, it can make you look tired. When you get eyelid surgery, you won’t have that dramatic appearance like you’ve had a facelift. Instead, you’ll look refreshed and rested, as you’ve just returned from a very restful vacation.

Who’s a good candidate for the procedure

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for eyelid surgery, although it’s best to schedule a consultation.

Eyelid surgery can help with the following:

It’s crucial to have realistic expectations of the procedure. Although you may not be able to look 30 years younger, you can make your eyes appear more refreshed and alert.

Who’s not a good candidate for the procedure

You should be in generally good physical condition before undergoing any procedures, including blepharoplasty. 

If you have serious eye problems, you may not be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Similarly, we recommend you refrain from smoking for as long as possible before the surgery. Smokers have slower healing times from all procedures, including blepharoplasty. 

What to expect while healing

Although the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you will receive either general anesthesia or mild sedation plus local anesthesia. 

After the procedure, you may notice that your eyelids are more swollen and bruised. This is normal, although a bit bothersome. You can use cold compresses to relieve the swelling.

Dry eyes are also common after the procedure, but tell the specialists if you have pre-existing dry eyes.

Most people need to take 4-7 days off work to allow the bruising and swelling to go down.

If you think eyelid surgery may be right for you, schedule a consultation. Contact the specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or request an appointment online.

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