From a young age, we learn to connect with people by looking them in the eye. So, it’s no wonder that many people want to protect the appearance of their eye area. The eyes are an important facial feature. An eyelid surgery can help to improve appearance and facial expression.
An upper or lower eyelid surgery may address several eye-area issues, such as:
- Drooping or excessive skin
- Bags under the eyes
- A desire for tighter eye appearance or better expressions
About the procedure
Depending on your individual treatment plan, general or intravenous anesthesia may be options.
Upper eyelid procedure
Your surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. With this incision, several adjustments are possible. They include fat repositioning, tissue tightening, and removal of excess skin. By using the natural crease of your eyelid, the incision is less noticeable.
Lower eyelid procedure
Lower eyelid surgery can correct a tired or sad appearing lower lid. Your surgeon will make an incision under the lower eyelid or below the lower lash line. Like an upper eyelid surgery, with this incision, several adjustments are possible. They include fat repositioning, tissue tightening, and removal of excess skin.
Eyelid incisions are usually closed with sutures. Removal of sutures happens after approximately a week. Recovery time is about minimizing swelling. The average time for swelling is an average of ten days. If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them for two weeks after surgery, or wear eye makeup. Dark sunglasses are also recommended in the weeks following surgery.
An eyelid procedure is generally a simple plastic surgery with a lot of benefits. It’s one way to get a natural look that is unique to you.