The natural processes of aging can cause the skin around our eyes to slowly lose elasticity. This often results in eyelids that droop, lines around the eyes and can even cause fatty deposits to build up under your eyes. Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelift, is a surgical procedure that reduces the droop in your eye lids while removing excess fatty deposits. This gives back your eyes a youthful and alert appearance.
An eyelift is an outpatient procedure that often requires you to be sedated for your own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you, and help you out at home for a little while, as you get back on your feet.
Your cosmetic surgeon will then make incisions in the skin around your eye, carefully following natural creases and contours. This greatly reduces the chances of any noticeable scarring later on. They will make similar incisions around the lower eyelid to gain access to the fatty bags under your eyes. The deposits will be removed. This can also allow them to sculpt the fatty deposits to improve overall contour around the eye and lessen some of the noticeable lines.
The recovery phase often involves a little swelling and bruising, which will diminish in time. Depending on the tone of your skin the doctor might also recommend a chemical or laser peel to reduce any natural discoloration in your lower eyelid.
If you have questions about getting an eyelift procedure, please feel free to call us at 888-811-4829 to schedule an appointment.