Improve Your Appearance & Vision!
The eyes might be the “windows to the soul,” but they’re also one of the first areas where our bodies start to show signs of aging.
Small wrinkles, droopy lids, excess skin, and bags under the eyes can make you appear tired or older than you actually are—but that’s only half the story.
Often, as the skin begins to droop, it can even affect your vision.
That means this excess skin on the eyelids not only make you look tired, but you’ll also feel that way too because your eyes are increasingly strained throughout the day!
Fortunately, there’s something you can do about this:
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery (blepharoplasty).
Essentially, blepharoplasty is a matter of removing excess skin and fatty deposits, thereby restoring your eyelids to a more youthful appearance.
This procedure can turn back the signs of aging, make your eyes appear brighter, and actually refresh them by improving your vision. (Many patients tell us that their field of vision is better following their eyelid rejuvenation surgeries.)
Eyelid surgery can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a face or brow lift.
A Closer Look at Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty rejuvenates both the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the surrounding areas.
The procedure can reduce puffiness, bags, and dark circles on the bottom, and remove excess skin up top. Removing the excess skin also eliminates wrinkles in some cases.
Eyelid surgery might seem like a small change, but it can make an impactful difference—both improving the way you look and how you are actually able to look.
When you decide to undergo the procedure, you have some options. You can choose to have just the upper or lower lids done, or both at the same time.
During blepharoplasty, loose skin and fatty deposits are removed or repositioned, while muscles and underling tissues are tightened. Incisions will be hidden in the natural crease of your eyelid, or along the lash line so any scars will be concealed.
After the Procedure
Following the surgery, you can expect a certain degree of swelling and bruising, and you will need to limit activities for several days. We will provide detailed care instructions to help you throughout your recovery.
You may also experience dryness and irritation but that usually subsides within a couple of weeks, but we normally prescribe eye drops that can help with this.
Cold compresses gently placed over your eyes and pain medication will aid in minimizing discomfort and inflammation as you heal. It is also important to note that you should avoid exposing your eyes to the sun until you are fully recovered. When it comes to sunglasses during this recovery period, keep this in mind:
Bigger and darker are better.
Open Your Eyes to a Brighter Day!
If you are struggling with droopy, sagging eyelids, tired of looking tired, or want to get rid of those bags under your eyes, it’s time to consider eyelid surgery from Dr. Lisa J. Learn.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Learn to find out more about this procedure by calling (954) 380-8411. If you’d prefer, you can also reach us online or simply stop by our Fort Lauderdale office during normal business hours.