A Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that refreshes the eyes by addressing loose skin and small deposits of fat of the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure is performed by Dr. Schneider for both cosmetic and functional purposes by restoring your youthful look and lifting droopy lids that could be interfering with your line of vision.
Every one of our procedures comes with a consultation with Dr. Schneider to cover any and all questions you may have. We take a full account of all your concerns and help guide you through options for the best results possible. Contact us at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery and set up your consultation today.
BLEPHAROPLASTY CAN ADDRESS ANY OR
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONCERNS:
+ Crepe-papery skin and fine lines below the eye
+ Puffy lower eyelids giving you a perpetually tired look
+ Upper lids that hang down and interfere with your line of vision
+ Upper eyelids that are puffy and droopy, making you look sad or worn
+ Disappearing upper lid, making it difficult to apply eye makeup
*Individual results may vary.
How does a blepharoplasty procedure work?
Blepharoplasty is commonly performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation is more often recommended for more complex procedures of for those who are anxious about the surgery or when the eyelid surgery is combined with another procedure. Upper, lower or both lids can be addressed in a single surgery. Patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure.
The incisions for upper eyelid surgery are usually made in the crease of the eye while lower lid incisions are frequently made just below the lash line or alternatively on the inside aspect of the eyelid. This approach minimizes visible scarring after the procedure. Through the incisions, Dr. Schneider removes excess fat, tissue and skin, creating a smoother look all the way around the eye.
What is recovery like?
After a blepharoplasty is performed, eyelids are likely to feel puffy and somewhat numb. Oral pain medication will help to relieve any discomfort, and cold compresses will keep swelling to a minimum. Most patients are ready to return to work and their regular activities within one to two weeks, although more strenuous activity is usually restricted for as long as two to three weeks.
What can I expect from my blepharoplasty results?
You will be able to see the results of your eyelid surgery once bruising and swelling subside – usually within a week or two. Eyes will appear refreshed, and vision should improve if drooping lids were interfering before surgery. Eyelid surgery is considered a permanent correction and no further treatment is needed to maintain your results. However, if sagging starts to develop over time, touch-up treatments can be performed at the patient’s request.