Aging can cause many changes to the face. Over time, your skin can start to lose the elasticity that it once had. You may notice areas of your face starting to droop, a lack of fat in some areas, and an excess of fat in others. The eyelids are often one of the most common places for individuals to want a change. If you have found that skin care products and other treatments aren’t having an effect on your wrinkles, dark circles, or bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty may be a good solution.
Blepharoplasty is one of the surgical procedures that we perform at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center. We may recommend it for patients who are struggling to see because of drooping eyelids or for individuals who want to improve their appearance. To learn more about blepharoplasty, you can schedule a consultation with us online or by phone.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is another name for any eyelid surgery that is used to remove excess skin and fatty deposits around the eyes or to inject fat where needed. It can have a rejuvenating effect and can make you appear younger and less tired. It can even help improve your eyesight if your eyelids are obstructing your field of vision.
What Can Blepharoplasty Help Treat?
- Bags under the eyes: If you have more pronounced bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty can be used to remove excess fat and skin.
- Puffy eyes: If there is puffiness in your eyelids that is causing vision problems or making you look tired, it can be treated through blepharoplasty.
- Drooping eyelids: When upper eyelids droop, it can obscure your vision. Drooping lower eyelids can be uncomfortable or expose too much of the lower whites of the eyes. With eyelid surgery, both can be addressed.
- Wrinkles: some types of wrinkles around the eyes can be smoothed out using eyelid surgery.
Where Can a Blepharoplasty Be Performed?
A lower blepharoplasty is a surgery that is performed on the lower eyelid. Incisions can be made on the exterior portion of the eyelid to remove excess skin and fat. While an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon will always be careful to minimize scarring, incisions can also be made on the inside of the lower eyelid to avoid any external incisions. The best procedure and method will be determined between you and your surgeon.
During an upper blepharoplasty, excess skin is removed from the upper eyelid to help lift the area so that it doesn’t rest as heavy on your eyes anymore. During the procedure, surgery can also be performed on the muscles in the area to help lift and restructure them. Your surgeon may also remove fat during the procedure if needed.
How Are Blepharoplasties Performed?
Because we want the surgery and your recovery to be as successful as possible, we offer blepharoplasty laser surgeries. With a blepharoplasty laser, we are able to get incredibly accurate cuts that are also cauterized as soon as they are made. In addition to having minimized bleeding during the procedure, blepharoplasty laser surgeries have a reduced chance of scarring. Because bleeding is reduced, it is also common for the downtime to be shorter, too, as there is often less bruising and less swelling. Blepharoplasty lasers are cutting-edge technology that allows us to be precise during all of our procedures.
Are You A Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty surgeries are among the most common cosmetic procedures. There are many people who may be good candidates for the surgery. While your individual candidacy should always be discussed with your doctor, you may be a good candidate if you are in good overall health, have good eye health, have drooping eyelids that are related to the skin and fatty tissues in the eyelids, or have bags under your eyelids. We also make sure that you have good expectations of the surgery before recommending it.
Before, During, and After Your Blepharoplasty
If you and your doctor decide that blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you, it will be time to prepare for your surgery. Preparation can sometimes involve changing medication, arranging transportation after the surgery, and avoiding drugs that may cause you to bleed or bruise more after the surgery. During our consultation, we’ll make sure you have the support you need for recovery after the surgery.
During the procedure, you’ll be placed under anesthesia for your comfort during the surgery. The type of anesthesia that you will receive will be a decision made between you and your doctor. Next, we will make the incisions on the upper or lower eyelid. We will remove excess skin if necessary, as well as any excess fat deposits. We will then close the incisions.
After your surgery, you can expect to have some bruising and swelling. Our precise techniques will ensure minimum discoloration and discomfort. We will give you instructions on how to care for your eyes and eyelids while you recover from the surgery.
Consultations in Noblesville, IN for Blepharoplasty Surgery
If you are interested in having eyelid surgery for your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, the first step will be to schedule a consultation with your doctor. We believe in taking as much time as needed to go over any questions and concerns you may have and to get a comprehensive picture of your health, goals, expectations, and family history. At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we look forward to hearing from you. You can contact us on our website or by calling us.