As people age, their skin loses its elasticity. In addition to producing noticeable changes in the rest of the face, this process is particularly apparent in the eyelids, which can begin to droop and sag. In some cases, patients can even experience dark circles or puffy areas under the eyes. An eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can help these types of Phoenix area patients in the following ways:
● Removes fat to reduce under-eye puffiness.● Removes excess skin to eliminate sagging and drooping.● Tightens lax muscles to help eyes look more open and alert.● Improves vision by removing excess skin of the upper eyelid that is acting as an obstruction.
What Is the Recovery After Eyelid Surgery?
Recovering from eyelid surgery varies from patient to patient, but most people will need to take off at least a week from work. During this time, rest is essential to promote healing and help the swelling go down. Patients won’t be allowed to wear makeup during this time, and they’ll also need to eat a healthy diet, drink lots of water, and stay away from cigarettes. Pain, swelling, and bruising around the eyes are common, but we will start you on a supplement several days prior to surgery to minimize these symptoms. Patients can use cold compresses to help with post-surgery recovery.
If you have eyelids that sag, and you think you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery, call Phoenix’s go-to plastic surgeon. Dr. Rod of Dermacare Plastic Surgery is ready to consult with you and help determine if eyelid surgery is the right course of action for you. To schedule this initial appointment, call (623) 535-7050