Our eyes can say a lot about us. One’s eyes can be extremely telling in what we think or how we feel. As we age, the skin around our eyes can lose elasticity and sag, resulting in a tired or worn expression. This can be frustrating, especially when you feel as though you’re full of life, yet are always asked by others if you’ve had a long day. An eyelid surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty) can return your face to a more youthful and bright-eyed image. Dr. Andres uses his precise abilities and considerable practice to grant you with features that appear more youthful and fresh.
Benefits of eyelid surgery
There are several techniques that can be applied when performing eyelid surgery. For example, eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both if needed. Patients choose it for a variety of benefits, including:
- Lift and perk up drooping upper eyelids.
- Remove non-essential lower eyelid fat.
- Reduce the appearance of unappealing puffiness from underneath the eyelid.
- Reclaim an established, clean crease of the upper lid.
- Remove excess eyelid skin, which would otherwise block one’s vision.
about the procedure
Routinely, eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is exclusively delivered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is positioned tactfully along the crease of the upper eyelid, so scarring is practically unnoticeable. It is through these carefully placed incisions that any extra skin as well as fat is removed. With regard to lower eyelid surgery, placement of the incision will be within the lower eyelids or along the lower lash line, depending upon what Dr. Andres deems most suitable for your individual features.
After eyelid surgery, any pain you experience can usually be controlled with prescription pain medication. Applying cold compresses as directed for the first 24 hours can help to minimize swelling and bruising. Additionally, it is very important to keep your head elevated as much as possible during the first week or so. Sleeping in a recliner or with extra pillows behind your head helps immensely. Whatever will be most comfortable for you.
Generally, patients feel inclined to go back to work between 7 to 10 days. About 3 weeks to 5 weeks after their procedure, patients may resume any strenuous exercise routines. Eye drops may also help with any discomfort you may be experiencing. Above all, please feel free to address our staff with any questions you may have regarding your procedure.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Andres will want to go over your goals for facial rejuvenation, to ensure that the two of you are on the same page. Dr. Andres will then inspect the desired areas in which you’d like to have refreshed. From there, he will be able to develop a surgical treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. It suggested that you take this opportunity to voice any questions or concerns you may have regarding your procedure, so that Dr. Andres has the chance to address them accordingly. It is important that you feel confident and secure in your choice.
If you would like to discuss the available options for facial rejuvenation in Phoenix, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you can contact the office directly and one of our staff members will be able to assist you in scheduling your appointment.Schedule a Consultation