Who should have eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, while repositioning fat to create vitality in the eyelids. Candidates for eyelid surgery are usually 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
What is involved in the a blepharoplasty procedure?
In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The surgeon removes excess fat and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
What is the normal healing time after this procedure?
You may have some bruising, but it will fade over a period of two weeks to a month. Your eyelids may feel dry at first and your eyes may burn or itch. Other effects during the first weeks after your procedure include excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision. You won’t be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and even then they may feel uncomfortable for a while. You should be able to return to work in a week to ten days, but you will probably need to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days and avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks.
What results can I expect?
Eyelid surgery in Henderson can correct drooping upper lids and those puffy bags below your eyes that make you look old and tired and that may even interfere with your vision. The positive results of your eyelid surgery–the more alert and youthful look–will last for years. For many people, these results are permanent.