Aging is a natural part of life — the wrinkles and skin drooping that come with it do not have to be. One particularly problematic product of aging is eyelid drooping. This drooping can make you look tired and unfocused. Often referred to as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that lifts drooping or sagging eyelids to create a more youthful and alert appearance.
Improve Your Appearance, Improve Your Confidence
As people age, their skin on and around the eyelids inevitably starts to stretch and lose elasticity. Weakening muscles around the eyelids allow fat pockets to bulge and become more prominent.
Correcting these issues can significantly alter and enhance the overall shape of the eye while making people look more focused, alert and full of energy. Not only does blepharoplasty increase patient confidence, but it can also affect the way in which a person is perceived by others.
What to Expect before, during, and after Blepharoplasty Surgery
During a blepharoplasty procedure, small, inconspicuous incisions are made in the folds of the eyelids, behind the lower lid, beneath the lashes, or within the crease of the upper lids. Excess fat, skin and muscle are removed according to the pre-surgery evaluation, the patient’s goals for this procedure and his or her facial structure.
Once the surgery is complete, warm compresses and topical, antibacterial ointments can be used to expedite the healing process. Patients are advised to rest with their heads in an elevated position in order to minimize swelling and route fluids away from the surgery site. There will be redness, swelling and some bruising around the eyes that can last for several days or several weeks. As swelling decreases, the new, more youthful eye shape will be revealed.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Ideal candidates for a blepharoplasty are non-smokers without any pre-existing health conditions. During your consultation, our medical team will review your medical history and your aesthetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in the age-defying effects of a blepharoplasty, Dr. John Bull can help. At The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa in Naperville, we can help patients restore a more youthful appearance through a variety of treatment options. We will create a treatment plan that is right for you and that is tailored to your needs and goals. We will work with you to ensure you get the best possible results. Contact The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa today to schedule your consultation.