Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, can rejuvenate the area around the eyes for a more refreshed and youthful look. The eyelid areas can be affected by drooping skin, puffiness, dark bags, and other signs of age and exhaustion. With blepharoplasty, Dr. Kevin Cook can eliminate excess skin and fat deposits to give the area around your eyes a smoother, more rested appearance – and even improve impaired vision caused by drooping eyelids. Some of our patients at Midland Plastic Surgery Center even choose to combine blepharoplasty with facelift surgery or cosmetic injectables for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, and can provide benefits such as:
- Removal of excess skin and fat
- Smoother, firmer appearance to the eyelids
- Reduced appearance of under-eye bags
- Refreshed, energized appearance
- Unobstructed vision
Dr. Cook customizes each blepharoplasty surgery to achieve your goals and address your cosmetic concerns. Blepharoplasty is commonly performed on both men and women, and Dr. Cook’s experience with facial aesthetics can provide you with youthful and natural results. To discover how blepharoplasty can help rejuvenate the areas around your eyes, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook today.
During the consultation process, Dr. Cook will analyze your medical history, perform a thorough physical exam, and determine whether you are an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery. One-on-one conversations such as these give Dr. Cook an opportunity to carefully listen to your individual expectations and desires. By focusing on patient education, Dr. Cook can help you to make well-informed choices about your health and your body. If Dr. Cook determines that you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty, he can then design a customized surgical approach to meet your needs.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Depending on your needs and goals, blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. With upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the crease of the eyelid, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is smoothed and tightened; with lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made below the lower eyelashes, excess skin and fat is removed, and the area is sculpted for a smoother, firmer look. In either case, the location of the incisions are in very inconspicuous areas, which should render any residual scarring virtually invisible. Dr. Cook will help you decide which blepharoplasty technique can best suit your needs during the consultation process. In most cases, blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery, utilizes local or general anesthesia, and takes about one to three hours to complete.
Recovery and Results
Immediately following your blepharoplasty you can expect some mild bruising and swelling. Dr. Cook typically lubricates the eyes to increase your comfort and can prescribe oral medication to ease soreness. In the days following surgery, some patients may experience temporary light sensitivity, blurry vision, tearing, or double vision. Most blepharoplasty patients return to work or their daily activities within three to five days. Dr. Cook recommends you avoid strenuous exercise and activity for two to three weeks during the healing process. With eyelid surgery, you can experience long-lasting results that give your eyes a much more refreshed and youthful appearance.
To learn more about blepharoplasty and how this surgery can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook, please contact our office today.