As you age, the drooping, puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes can make you look tired or older than you actually are. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can treat a variety of problems to wake up or refresh your appearance. Read on for some key things you should know about this popular surgery.
Surgery On Both Upper And Lower Eyelids
Surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both at the same time to improve your appearance and, in some cases, improve function. To eliminate droopiness on the upper lid, extra skin is removed and tightened, and fat deposits are repositioned or removed. On the lower lid, puffiness, dark circles, skin laxity and wrinkles will be addressed.
No one needs to know you had eyelid surgery, which is why your surgeon should be attentive to visible scarring. On the upper eyelids, incisions are made in the crease of the eyelid. The incision is closed with fine stitches. On the lower lid, there are two approaches for incisions. The incision is usually made directly below the lash line. If you only need fat removed, the incision is made on the inside of the eyelid.
Results are permanent, and patients often say this takes a decade or more off the age of their faces. After swelling and bruising subsides, you will notice a remarkable difference in your appearance. Even though your eyes will continue to age, they won’t have the same degree of sagging as they did before surgery.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids and are in good overall health, you’re a good candidate for surgery. It’s also necessary that you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. During your consultation, Dr. Dunkley will evaluate your facial structure and advise which procedures would tackle your concerns and give you the best results.
You don’t have to live with tired-looking eyes. To learn about eyelid surgery and other treatments to refresh your look, call (801) 203-4341 and set up a consultation with Dr. Dunkley.