The holiday season is just ahead, which means time around people you may not have seen in a while. Why not take a little extra me-time this year and give yourself a touch-up that will stun them? Blepharoplasty is a procedure that freshens the appearance of the skin around your eyes. This is accomplished by removing unnecessary fat and skin from the eyelids, eliminating folds and wrinkles in the process. Some recovery time is necessary, so getting it done before the holidays are fully in motion gives you time to look your best.

Blepharoplasty And How It Can Take Years From Your Eyes

Blepharoplasty addresses both eyelids if needed. The lower eyelid surgery generally involves a small incision made below the lash line or just inside the eyelid. This latter approach is known as a transconjunctival approach. It allows access to the eyelid without leaving unsightly scars from incisions. Laser resurfacing can be performed on the eyelid to reduce wrinkles and lines. We encounter some common questions when discussing this procedure, including:

  • Why Get Eyelid Surgery? Unnecessary fat and eyelid skin can create an aged, heavy-looking appearance made more apparent by puffiness. It can also impair vision in the upper area if the lid is too excessive.
    • Lower Blepharoplasty is selected when improvement of the contour of the eye is required. This can be accomplished by removing skin or adding/removing fat to reach the desired effect.
    • Double eyelid surgery is often performed to enhance the crease of the upper eyelid. It’s popular in Asian cultures to “westernize” the eyelid’s appearance.
  • Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
    • If you’re in decent health and have realistic expectations of the result, you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

Preparation for eyelid surgery begins with a detailed examination. During the examination, the surgeon will discuss the details of the procedure. They will go over the benefits and risks of having the procedure done. They’ll also thoroughly go through the steps involved, including the recovery process. This will allow the patient to properly prepare for the journey ahead. A good step in this process is collecting items you’ll need to make recovery go smoothly. These can include:

  • Cooling gel packs to ease swelling and related discomfort
  • Artificial tears to help clear and protect the eye
  • Gauze to cover the affected area as it heals and keep out debris and dirt

You may also be informed that you need to be cleared for the procedure. This is most often done if general anesthesia is used during your procedure. In some cases, the clearance of an ophthalmologist will be necessary if eye health is a concern.

Get Started To Look Your Best This Holiday Season?

Getting a jump on your appearance this holiday season means you’ll be looking your best when the holidays arrive. Reach out to your cosmetic surgeon today to get advice on which procedures may be right for you. Your eyes can be brightened, wrinkle-free, and smooth in just one simple procedure!

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