Did you know that eyelid surgery is among the five most common cosmetic surgery techniques? Eyelid surgery continues to become popular, with more men and women seeking the procedure each year. It focuses mainly on improving your appearance; however, you can also have it for improved vision. Whatever your reasons are, Scarsdale eyelid surgery specialist Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, has experience and certification in performing eyelid surgery with guaranteed excellent natural results. This article provides what to expect during eyelid surgery.
What is eyelid surgery?
It’s a cosmetic surgical procedure to correct drooping eyelids. It is also known as blepharoplasty. Usually, with age, you may experience sagging skin even around your eyes which may cause you to appear older and tired.
The excess skin may also fall on your eyes, causing poor vision. Eyelid surgery involves removing the excess fat, muscle, and skin around your eyelids. It enhances skin tightening, improves your appearance, and restores your vision.
What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery offers several benefits, including the following.
· Improved self-confidence
· Lifted eyelids
· A rejuvenated and young-looking appearance
· Improved peripheral vision
· Reduced eyelid drooping
· Reduced bags under the eyes
The procedure is safe, quality, and provides lasting results. Dr. Schwarcz has extensive skills in eyelid surgery, producing dramatic results.
Who qualifies for eyelid surgery?
During your consultation for eyelid surgery, your provider looks at your eyelids, evaluates your medical history, and asks about your treatment goals. It would help if you also were in good health. You may not qualify for eyelid surgery if you have chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or hyperthyroidism.
You may benefit from eyelid surgery if you have droopy lids, excess upper eyelid skin, tired-looking eyes, or puffy eyelids.
How to prepare for the procedure?
Your provider provides you with instructions to follow before your eyelid surgery. They may request you to avoid certain medications, food, and drinks before the procedure. It’s also required to arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery.
What happens during eyelid surgery?
The procedure happens under local anesthesia, which puts you to sleep to avoid discomfort or pain during surgery. Your provider makes cuts on the folds of your upper eyelids or under the lash line for the lower eyelids. In some cases, they may cut the inside of your lower eyelids.
Your provider eliminates excess skin. Lowers fat deposits and enhances muscle tightening around the eyes. They suture the cuts after the procedure and allow you to rest. The process takes 1 to 2 hours.
At Robert Schwartz, MD, they apply a TotalFX CO2 laser to the treated part to minimize wrinkles near the eyes, activate collagen growth, and enhance skin resurfacing on your lower eyelids.
What to expect after recovery?
It’s essential to stick to all laid-out instructions after your surgery. Ensure you get enough rest and take medications as prescribed by your provider. You may experience dry eyes, bruising, mild pain, swelling, or irritation after the procedure, which may last up to a week.
If you have drooping eyes that make you feel old and affect your vision, eyelid surgery might be your treatment. Contact Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, today to schedule your consultation.