10 Things You Need to Know Before Considering Upper Eyelid Surgery
If you are considering getting an upper eyelid surgery, there are several things that you should be aware of before making a final decision. Getting the answer to all these questions will help you get a better understanding of the procedure so you can make an informed decision on going through with it or not.
1. What Is a Blepharoplasty?
This procedure is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic facial procedures. It is where the excess eyelid skin or fat is removed and the eyelid is contoured. This technique can be applied to the upper or lower eyelids. The goal of this procedure is to help give a rested and youthful appearance to the face.
2. When Should I Expect Results?
The results will vary from person to person, but you should see them fairly quickly. It will not be a huge change right away, but you will notice a natural and more vibrant look around your eyes. Typically, your final results will be seen around four to six weeks after you have had the procedure.
3. What Happens During the Surgery?
The process of upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed with minimal sedation and local anesthetics. It is usually done in the office or a surgical room. The procedure will consist of the eyelid being marked and outlined to ensure that the right amount of skin is removed. Small incisions will be made to remove what is necessary and then closed when the procedure is complete.
4. Will Using A Laser During Surgery Make Any Difference?
No, your results will not be different if a scalpel or laser is used. The difference will be from the skill level of your surgeon and how the procedure is planned. Some physicians will use electrocautery to help achieve the final results.
5. What Are The Risks To Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?
Like any surgery, there are a few possible risks from this procedure. These include temporary blurry or double vision, swelling, bruising, and bumps in the incision area. These are part of the normal healing process and should go away with time.
6. Will My Vision Be Normal After Surgery?
After you have this procedure, you may experience blurry vision. This is due to eye lubricants and corneal swelling. Your vision should recover in just a few days with no need for patches or any further treatment.
7. What Is The Recovery Process?
Your recovery will consist of some minor swelling and bruising. You should not experience much pain after this procedure. To help with the swelling and bruising, using ice packs can help to speed up healing process. You can return to work in just a few days after this procedure.
8. Will I have Scarring?
This upper eyelid procedure will only have minimal scars after healing. The incision is so small that you will not be able to notice it. When you first have the surgery, you may see some redness around the incision site, but this will disappear in four to six weeks.
9. Will I Have Permanent Results With Blepharoplasty?
While this procedure is long-lasting, you may notice that the skin will become loose again as you age. Using moisturizers and skin protection can help prevent the need for this procedure for a long time.
10. Who Is A Candidate For This Procedure?
Anyone who has drooping eyelids that wish to improve their look is a candidate for this procedure. The best candidate for this procedure is someone who is in good health and a nonsmoker.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in this procedure, please contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa. Dr. Berman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and has 25 years of experience in this procedure. Our location is in Boca Raton, Florida, and we are here to help you get the look you want.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.