Aesthetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty can include both the upper and lower eyelids. As the eyelid skin is the thinnest skin in the body and the area to which people concentrate on when speaking to someone, it is often one of the earliest areas addressed when considering facial rejuvenation. Dr. Davis uses a variety of advanced techniques to rejuvenate the eyes and give a natural result. You may be an excellent candidate for eyelid surgery if you experience any or a combination of these conditions:
- Excess or loose skin that disrupts the natural fold of the upper eyelid
- Fine wrinkles and bags involving the lower lids
- Deep troughs associated with wrinkling in the lower lid
- A puffy or swollen appearance of the upper or lower lids
Aesthetic eyelid surgery can usually correct these problems, although other treatments will also be considered. For example, if heavy upper lids are associated with sagging of the forehead and eyebrows, Dr. Davis may recommend a forehead lift at the time of surgery. In addition, there are other non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of both the upper and lower lids, including Botox treatments for the “crow’s feet” and fine wrinkles around the eyes, as well as various dermal “fillers" to improve deep tear troughs or even the relationship of the eyelid to the cheekbone itself. Also, Dr. Davis employs various lasers and skin treatments to improve the texture and tone of the skin, such as dark circles under the eyes and fine wrinkles. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will assess your eyelids in context with the entire face as well as your particular concerns and desires. Dr. Davis is well-versed in the most advanced techniques in eyelid surgery for both Caucasian and Asian eyelids and will recommend a procedure that is tailored to your specific anatomy and needs.
Blepharoplasty is often combined with a facelift, or any other procedure, for that matter, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck. But, when performed alone, it often only requires “twilight sedation” or even just locally numbing the treated area. This means that the recovery is relatively swift. Sutures generally remain in place for about five days. And, the incisions that are hidden in the natural eyelid creases, which becomes virtually invisible when the healing process is complete. While there is no such thing as “lunch-time” surgery, blepharoplasty is about as close as we can get.
Aesthetic eyelid surgery will give you a look that is more refreshed, rested, and alert. The results are long-lasting but can be affected by hereditary and lifestyle factors. While the removal of eyelid fat causing puffiness and bags typically would not return, the skin continues to age leading to fine wrinkling and laxity which can recur to varying degrees over time. As always, care is taken in both technique and aesthetic choices to obtain a natural appearance.
You will return to Dr. Davis’s office for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Please remember that your relationship with Dr. Davis does not end immediately following your eyelid surgery. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery or need additional information at a later time, please feel free to contact our office at any time.