Do you have puffy eyelids that make you feel insecure? Having puffy eyelids is usually something that occurs in people who are getting over an illness or those who are tired and don’t get enough sleep. In cases such as these, puffy eyelids are temporary and usually don’t have any lasting effects.
With age or due to genetic factors, people may find themselves living with puffy eyelids that do not go away. This issue is caused by the presence of excess skin, tissue, or fatty deposits in the eye region. The first signs of this may appear in the eyebrows as they start to appear droopy and maybe even prove to be an obstruction to your vision.
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can be done both on the upper and lower eyelids to help relieve these issues. Many people choose to undergo blepharoplasty to look more youthful, awake, and alert. The procedure will help eliminate the sagging skin and excess fat responsible for making you look old, tired, and sad.
Advantages of a Blepharoplasty Surgery
Having excess sagging skin and fatty deposits around the eyes can alter your look entirely. You will look much older and tired when you’re going about your day. People will have unfavorable impressions of you and you may start to feel insecure. A Blepharoplasty can help bring back your youthful good looks and transform your face.
Not only will you look more youthful, the people around you will have a better impression of who you are. You’ll feel more secure in your body and more confident overall.
What You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery
The first thing you need to know about this procedure is that the person you select to be your surgeon is of primary importance. You should do your research and only work with someone who has a history of performing the treatment with great success. Plastic surgery is sensitive in nature, and should only be performed by someone you trust.
In a surgery like this, you must also have realistic expectations and be prepared to undergo a period of downtime to rest and relax.
The effects to of blepharoplasty are long-lasting and there is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. You can expect to have some post-surgical marks, but your doctor will do his best to keep them hidden in the natural creases of your eyes. You may return to your normal daily activities within one week after the surgery. A full recovery may take up to a month. During this time, you should keep your eyes protected from the sun as much as possible by wearing sunglasses when you are outside.
It’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for this surgery. To qualify for blepharoplasty, you must have no underlying health conditions that could complicate the procedure. You must also be a non-smoker or refrain from smoking in preparation for the procedure and during the recovery period.
Contact Our Office
Are you interested in undergoing a blepharoplasty surgery? Contact us to schedule your consultation with double-board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Jen Chow to learn more. He is a skilled and knowledgeable medical professional who can help you achieve the best results possible.