The skin around our eyes is extremely delicate and is also one of the facial areas that is prone to wrinkles & sagging. If the skin around the eyelids begins to sag, this can not only interfere with your appearance, but it can also begin to affect your vision and eye function. Fortunately, there is a plastic surgery procedure that can help: blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a common eyelid surgery that can be performed to both the upper and lower eyelid to reduce the signs of aging as well as improve the overall function of the eye.
A blepharoplasty works by tightening the skin and muscles in and around the eyelid, and provides a refreshed look and feel to the face. By removing excess skin and fat and altering the muscles, it can restore the proper function of your eye while at the same time giving you a more youthful appearance.
Lower eyelid surgery is typically designed to modify bags underneath the eye while at the same time reducing wrinkles & tightening the skin. Removing extra skin and repositioning or removing the fat from beneath the eye greatly reduces signs of aging and provides a fresh look and feel. The incisions for blepharoplasty are some of the most well-camouflaged in all of plastic surgery and are as close to ‘invisible’ as incisions come.
Recovery time for eyelid surgeries varies, depending on each patient as well as the extent of the surgery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, with patients being able to go home shortly after the surgery. There will be swelling and bruising following the eyelid surgery, but this typically subsides within the first one to two weeks. It is important to give your eyes plenty of rest during this time to ensure a successful recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, please call us at (281) 419-9119 to schedule your consultation at Correa Plastic Surgery today! Correa Plastic Surgery serves The Woodlands & Houston metro area.