Blepharoplasty in Louisville
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) Procedure
Eyelid surgery can correct loose and sagging skin, drooping or “layered” upper lids. It can also address the puffiness and dark circles below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. An eyelid lift can improve the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The result is a more youthful, rested, and refreshed overall appearance.
Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift, depending on the complexity of the case. Eyelid surgery can even be performed in Dr. Digenis’ office under local anesthesia, usually taking one to two hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. In a typical procedure, the plastic surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, the surgeon removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) Recovery
You should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. Sutures are usually removed after a week. Most people go back to work once the sutures are removed. By then, depending on your rate of recovery, you’ll probably be able to wear makeup to hide any bruising that remains. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind and other irritants for several weeks, so it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses when you go out during the day.