If you have droopy upper or lower eyelids that add years to your appearance or restrict your line of vision, tighter, younger-looking eyelids are within reach. At 817 Surgical Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, triple board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Emily Johnson, DO offers blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to improve the look and function of your lids. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Blepharoplasty, or upper and lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure in which your provider performs to help reduce excess skin or fat from around your eyes. The signs of aging first appear around the eyes, so a blepharoplasty may be needed to give you a more refreshed and youthful look. Depending on the amount of excess skin, it can even improve your line of vision if you have lids that droop low.
Some of the benefits of blepharoplasty at 817 Surgical Arts include:
A blepharoplasty might take years off of your appearance. It’s a simple procedure with minimal downtime.
If you have droopy eyelids and desire a younger-looking appearance or improved vision, blepharoplasty is for you. Before developing a treatment plan, Dr. Johnson reviews your medical history, discusses your desired results, and examines your eyes and lids.
You might also need an eye exam to determine if droopy lids negatively affect your eyesight. Dr. Johnson customizes each treatment based on your personalized needs.
Before your scheduled surgery, follow Dr. Johnson’s instructions. She may ask you to stop taking certain medicines or supplements, not smoke, and arrange for someone to drive you home after your scheduled surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Johnson numbs the treatment area to ensure that you feel comfortable. She offers a sedative to help you feel relaxed. During surgery, she makes tiny incisions, removes excess eyelid skin and underlying tissues, tightens the lids, and closes your incisions. You then rest in a recovery area, where providers monitor you for a short time.
After blepharoplasty, you can head home the same day as long as you have someone to drive you. You might have temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, watery eyes, bruising, double vision, or even numbness. You can use cool packs on the treatment area to reduce swelling and pain. Many symptoms disappear after about 7-10 days.
Dr. Johnson may suggest you use eye ointment or drops during the healing process. Always protect your eyelids from the sun by wearing sunglasses outdoors.
Avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week, don’t smoke or rub your eyes, and avoid wearing contact lenses until given the okay. More detailed instructions will be provided in Dr. Johnson’s aftercare instructions to help optimize your healing process.
To learn more about blepharoplasty at 817 Surgical Arts, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.