Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. This surgery is typically performed to correct drooping, sagging and puffiness around the eye caused by aging, excess skin and fatty tissue deposits. It can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both, depending on the client’s situation.
The Ideal Candidate
Candidates for blepharoplasty should be in good overall health with no life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. When we consult with our clients, we determine whether the drooping or sagginess is caused by relaxation of skin when muscles aren’t contracted, or whether the problem is the result of abnormal muscle stretching. The cause helps to determine the techniques that will be used in surgery to produce optimal results.
A Look at the Procedure
The details of each blepharoplasty procedure vary from client to client, since each procedure is customized based on the concerns and goals of the individual. With that being said, a typical procedure usually involves the removal of excess skin and fat deposits and the tightening of the muscles. Dr. Hartman is very precise with his incisions, usually hiding them in the natural eye creases for minimal scarring. The idea is to make the skin on and around the eyes smooth and tight for a more youthful appearance.
Recovery and Results
Blepharoplasty is a relatively simple procedure that involves a short recovery when compared to other surgical procedures. Some swelling and bruising is to be expected after the procedure. However, this should go away rather quickly. It is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results.
As the eyes heal and the skin becomes more taut, you will look and feel younger.
What Can Eyelid Surgery Do for You?
If you are dealing with droopy, tired eyes, a blepharoplasty may be able to dramatically improve your appearance. In some cases, this procedure can be combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift, for optimal benefits.