If the eyes are windows to the soul, then saggy eyelids may be seen as the shutters. Over time, the muscles around the eyes weaken, and fat and tissue can accumulate resulting in a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery works to restore a more open, refreshed, and naturally youthful appearance to aging eyes.
An eyelid lift will remove excess skin or tissue from your lids. It can be performed on the upper, lower lids or both. This procedure helps patients achieve a youthful appearance, improves facial symmetry, and (for some) removes visual impairments caused by excess eyelid skin.
The best way to decide if blepharoplasty is right for you is to meet with Dr. Whetstone for a complimentary consultation.
The recovery will vary by the individual. After the procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days depending on the individual. You can expect a minimal amount of discomfort that can easily be controlled by prescribed pain medication. After about a week, many patients are able to resume normal activities and back to the gym in two weeks. Before surgery, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow for a smooth recovery.
The results are immediate but may take a few weeks to get the final result. With a healthy lifestyle and good skincare habits, the results of cosmetic eyelid surgery should last for years. With the excess, sagging skin gone, your eyes will always look better refreshed and more youthful.