Blepharoplasty is a medical procedure that includes surgery to correct imperfections on your eyelids. The muscles in your eyelids start to weaken as you age. This can lead to sagging eyebrows, bags under your eyes and droopy eyelids.
This change in your eyelids can make you look older, and may cause vision troubles. These problems may be resolved with a blepharoplasty.
You can begin the treatment process by scheduling an appointment with us. We may begin your appointment by going over your medical history and talking more about the blepharoplasty.
We may need to analyze your eyelids to determine the root cause of your eyelid problems. The extent of your vision problems may also be determined.
This may be done by taking photos of your eyelids, delivering a vision test or physically examining your eyes. All of the information gained from these tests could help plan the surgery.
To ensure the surgery goes smoothly, you may need to stop taking any over-the-counter pain medication for two weeks prior to the procedure. You may also need to quit smoking for a few weeks beforehand.
Eliminating these two things from your life could reduce the risk of excessive bleeding during the surgery.
You may be given several medications immediately before the blepharoplasty begins. These medications could include a numbing injection in your eyelids and an intravenous relaxant.
The surgery begins with a cut along the fold of your eyelid. Once the excess fat, muscle and skin are removed, the cut is closed.
A cut is then made on your lower eyelid. The fat and muscle may be removed or redistributed to correct your sagging skin.
While the length of each procedure is determined by the amount of work required, it could take less than two hours to complete a blepharoplasty.
You may need to spend some time in the recovery room immediately following the surgery to ensure that everything went successfully.
Once we have determined that there were no complications with your procedure, you may be able to go home with a friend or family member.
You may experience some numbing and blurry vision during the healing process, but this is normal.
You may need to apply prescribed eye drops and ointment to your eyelids to help with healing.
If you take proper care of your eyes after the surgery, then you may be able to return to your normal activities in a few weeks.
Contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today to make an appointment.