What do your eyes say about you? Do you look refreshed and ready to conquer the world, or you do look older than your true age? Since our eyes are one of the first places to show signs of aging, it’s important to understand what a blepharoplasty can do for you.
A blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that corrects droopy upper eyelids and tightens the muscle fat under the eye. As we get older, collagen production slows, which can create upper eyelid hooding or droopiness under the eye. Both conditions make us look older than our true age. In addition to undesired aesthetic effect, sagging eyelid skin can obstruct your vision.
1. Suitable Candidates
The best candidates for a blepharoplasty are in otherrise good health, do not take blood thinners and have realistic expectations about the outcome. Both upper and lower bletharoplasties will not stop the aging process. Although the results are long-lasting, over time, you may redevelop sagging of the skin.
2. What to Expect at Your Consultation
During your initial consultation, your areas of concern will be examined. A complete medical history will also be taken. Together, you and your surgeon will determine which procedure is best for you.
3. The Procedure
Both upper and lower eyelid surgery gives patients a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Based on your aesthetic goals, one or both of the procedure can be performed:
4. Upper Blepharoplasty
During an upper blepharoplasty, excess upper eyelid skin is trimmed to remove the hooded appearance. Incisions are hidden in the natural folds of the upper eyelid.
5. Lower Blepharoplasty
Lower blepharplasties remove both fat pads under the eyes and excess skin that has lost its elasticity. Incisions are hidden in the lower lash line and are not visible to the naked eye. However, if you have excessive fat pads, a transconjunctival approach may be required.
After the procedure, you may have slight swelling and bruising, both of which should resolve within seven to 10 days. In addition, you will have to return for suture removal if your sutures do not dissolve on their own.
Getting older doesn’t mean you need to look like you area. If you’re ready to start your journey towards a more youthful appearance, contact us today and schedule your blepharoplasty surgery in Phoenix AZ today.