Our eyes help to define us, and they are often the very first feature that another notices about us. The delicate skin that surrounds the eyes is more prone to age revealing “crows feet” wrinkles. Also under eye bags and drooping eyelids worsen with every passing year. This can be frustrating for some, but there are some ways to make sure that your eyes will still have it no matter your age. Turn back the hands of time by undergoing a brow lift and/or blepharoplasty in Raleigh to reveal a younger you.
So What Exactly Is a Blepharoplasty?
This term describes an eyelid surgery that is designed to make your eyes look younger and refreshed. Basically, the plastic surgeon will skillfully work to precisely stretch and remove any excess eyelid skin that is obstructing the patient’s view.
The actual procedure performed will depend on the specific case at hand. Some might simply have excess eyelid fat or skin folds that just need trimmed back. Others might need an eyelid and/or brow lift. Or even a suspension technique that corrects excessively droopy eyelids restoring the patient’s more youthful facial appearance.
How Do I Get Rid of Eye Area Hollows from Volume Loss?
It’s not unusual for some individuals to lose a significant amount of fatty tissue volume from their eye regions. This can result in a hollowed out appearance. And unfortunately, that definitely tends to make one appear older.
There are some advanced surgical procedures that can transfer fat tissue from another area of the body back to the eye region thus restoring its original fat volume. This is known as “fat grafting,” and this takes precision work that only a well-trained and experienced Raleigh, NC based plastic surgeon can do effectively. The fat graft will be removed from non noticeable body areas like the hip or upper thigh.
Will I Have to Repeat Eyelid Surgery in the Future?
Eyelid surgery should last permanently if done properly by a qualified plastic surgeon well trained and seasoned with facial plastic surgery cases and surgical techniques. This is exceedingly difficult work, and the plastic surgeon needs a steady hand and precision surgical skills to get a natural looking result that makes the patient look years younger. Most patients never need to repeat a blepharoplasty procedure.
Can a Blepharoplasty Fix Drooping Lower Eyelids Too?
A blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that corrects sagging fat or skin tissue drooping on either upper, lower or both eyelids. This procedure is often in conjunction with a brow lift. Together these surgeries create more space between the brow and eyes giving a more youthful eye contour.
During this surgery, the surgeon will use very fine instruments in order to hide surgical incisions where they won’t be noticed by others.
It is also common for respected plastic surgeons practicing in Raleigh to recommend additional face contouring work. This is done to fill out sunken cheek and eye areas with the before mentioned fat grafts for even greater end results patients will appreciate.
What Should I Expect During the Recovery Phase?
In general, an outpatient setting is where most blepharoplasty surgeries take place . The majority of patients can go home after about an hour in recovery. Typically the day after the surgery we schedule an office visit with the patient to ensure all is well.
Patients are to take at least a week off work to speed the healing process. Some bruising and swelling may be present but will resolve with the application of ice packs as directed. In office suture removal will be one week following surgery. Most patients return to work within one to two weeks.
Benefits of Undergoing a Blepharoplasty Revealed
Undergoing a blepharoplasty alone or combining it with a facelift, brow lift or fat graft transfers can reveal younger looking eyes. Eyes that seem well rested and brighter. This surgery helps rejuvenate the eye area. Thus making the shape of the eyes appear more almond. Rather then the age revealing, round eye look associated with older people.
Take the first step and make a consultation appointment. There you can discuss whether a blepharoplasty or brow lift are right for you. Or possibly another age minimizing cosmetic procedure.
Zenn Plastic Surgery’s Real Patients Before and After Photos of Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery & Brow Lift