Excess saggy skin that hangs from the lower eyelids and gives your eyes a droopy look as well as excess skin from the upper eyelids is often treated with eyelid surgery. Also known as a blepharoplasty and eyelift, this surgery is ideal for people who want to give their eyes a more vibrant look that appears awake and alert. It’s also a great solution for people who suffer from poor vision caused by the excess skin on the eyelids.
It is important to know that an eyelift will not get rid of dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles. Eyelifts are often done in tandem with other procedures, including laser resurfacing, filler injections, and forehead lifts for a comprehensive improvement that can be seen throughout one’s facial features.
Before undergoing a procedure like this, however, potential patients must find out if they’ll make a good candidate for the surgery during a consultation.
Who Makes A Good Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
If you have excess skin that’s giving your eyelids a droopy look, then eyelid surgery is the perfect solution for you. If you are considering undergoing the surgery, you will have to be in good general health and be willing to provide your doctor with your full medical history. The best patients have realistic expectations from the surgery and are ready and willing to follow any of the instructions given to them.
Preparation For Eyelid Surgery
It’s important to have a support system in place at home after undergoing a surgery like this. You will need someone available to drive you home after the procedure and one who will be able to help you with things around the house as you rest and recover.
The recovery period is important for achieving the best results possible, and without the necessary help, you may end up straining the treatment area and hindering your results.
You should keep the following items ready for yourself to use after the surgery:
• Ice cubes/ice pack
• Gauze pads
• Prescribed eye drops
• Clean towels and washcloths
• Prescribed medication
You should avoid using pain-killing medication that’s not prescribed to you as they can cause blood-thinning, and result in excess bleeding.
Since this is an invasive surgery that requires incisions, there will be some amount of downtime required for optimal recovery. The time required varies from patient to patient and depends on the extent of the surgery performed. In any case, you will have to take some time off work to rest and relax as you heal.
You should also avoid any strenuous activities that will keep you from healing properly. This includes outdoor fitness activities that require you to be in the sun for long periods of time, driving, and even spending too much time in front of a screen.
Contact Our Office
If you’d like to know more about eyelifts, schedule an appointment with Paramount Plastic Surgery. With the help of highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Keith Jeffords, you’ll be well on your way to the youthful and vibrant eyes you’ve always wanted.