Your eyes have the power to alter your appearance, affecting your confidence most of all. When your eyes look tired and aged, every small trace of premature aging is magnified. Not only will you look tired or sad with drooping eyelids caused by loose and sagging skin—in the upper and lower lids—but you might notice reduced vision and constant dryness. Dr. Schneider sees many patients with these issues each day at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery and often recommends blepharoplasty as a relatively quick fix procedure that offers dramatic results and little downtime.
The Details of Blepharoplasty and Why it’s Amazing!
For patients that want to refresh their eyes and maintain a much more youthful look, the blepharoplasty procedure will remove excess skin that draws the upper and lower eyelids downward as well as any overwhelming pockets of fat. Dr. Schneider will also restructure the muscle around your eyes to help restructure the foundation that will restore your eyes to resemble what they were ten years ago. Our patients in Minneapolis love the blepharoplasty procedure since incisions made into the skin around the eye are easily masked by the natural curves and folds in the lids.
If you’re looking to smooth out any crepey skin around the eyes and fine lines, like crow’s feet starting to show at the corners (where most do), this procedure is minimally invasive and can address that for you. Dr. Schneider will also tell you that blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids will reduce any excessive bags under the eyes and discoloration caused by these bags.
The results you’ll see in retouching your eyes might make you rethink the need for any facelift procedures since you’ll look and feel completely rested. Or consider adding a blepharoplasty to your facelift for a stunning result. This blepharoplasty procedure is great if you’re not interested in spending hours in surgery under heavy anesthesia. Dr. Schneider can perform upper and lower lid blepharoplasty in under two hours with local and IV sedation, should you decide to have both procedures performed together.
When should you consider blepharoplasty?
- When you notice your upper lids hanging loosely and blocking your vision
- When the dryness in your eyes is caused by excess droop in the lower lids
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes begin prematurely age your features
- Should you notice continuous eye infections and redness caused by incomplete closing of your lids
- If you eyes continue to make you look sad, angry and depressed even when you’re not
When you’re looking for a short recovery period that yields highly satisfying results, blepharoplasty is that procedure. In just under a week, any stitches and bandages are removed so Dr. Schneider can check on your progress. The full reveal after reduced swelling and any slight bruising is at the two-week mark, and you’ll love your new look. Blepharoplasty can be further enhanced by a variety of cosmetic treatments including dermal fillers, Botox and laser skin resurfacing treatments to strip away damaged cells for a fresher face. The earlier you slow the aging process in your skin, the better you’ll look and feel. This year it’s all about getting your confidence back!