Droopy eyelids and baggy eyes not only make a person look tired or older, but they can even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can remove excess skin, fat and muscle from the areas around the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more refreshed and even improve vision.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, here are a few things you may not know:
1. Anyone over the age of 40 could benefit from eyelid surgery.
Constant exposure to the sun and various environmental factors can lead to the rapid aging of the eyelids. Eyelid surgery is a common cosmetic surgical procedure done on patients between the ages of 40 and 54.
2. Eyelid surgery can improve vision and reduce headaches.
Eyelid surgery goes beyond just an improved appearance. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin that droops over the eyes, and this excess skin can cause vision problems and headaches from overusing muscles that strain to lift sagging skin on the eyelids.
3. There are three kinds of eyelid surgery.
Upper eyelid surgery is often done on the elderly to help with loss of vision and treat sagging, droopy skin. Lower eyelid surgery is done to remove or modify eye bags and improve drooping and the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. A double eyelid surgery is for patients without a natural eyelid fold, creating a crease in the upper eyelids to create double eyelids.
4. Pain is minimal, and healing is fast.
Visible bruising from eyelid surgery may last up to two weeks. Stitches are removed five days after surgery, and by this time you will notice a huge difference in your eyelids. Incision lines are concealed in natural folds and will be easy to hide until they fade. Final results can be seen after six months.
5. Eyelid surgery can yield results that last for years.
Compared to other cosmetic procedures, eyelid surgery doesn’t need to be repeated as frequently. Most patients won’t require additional eyelid surgeries.
Eyelid surgery is just one way Dr. Price can help you “turn back the clock.” For a comprehensive consultation to address your desired look, call (203) 453-6635 today.