Eyelid Surgery- Your Age Shows in Your Eyes!
Posted: May 05, 2015
Eyelid and brow lift surgeries are one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures available. The reason being these are so popular is that they can help you get rid of the deep forehead wrinkles, lines and the sagging tissue above the eyes. This surgery, also referred as Blepharoplasty is the removal of excessive, sagging or wrinkled skin, as well as fat and sometimes muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. Eliminating the eye bags will give you a younger healthy lasting look.
Lower surgery may be performed with an external or an internal incision and every eyelid surgery procedure is performed with the utmost skillful surgical precision. As the eyes are perhaps the most expressive facial features, eyelid surgery can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This surgery without undergoing skin resurfacing has a much easier recovery but the results are not as consistent.
In Chicago, eyelid surgery patients choose to have this surgery and come back later to have resurfacing when they have more time. Lower eyelid surgery being the most popular, targets the bulging fat of lower eye bags. There is also a type of eyelid surgery, called trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty, which is suitable for people who have more elastic skin.
In Chicago, eye surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Lower eyelid surgery can be performed under sedation - your cosmetic surgeon will advise you further as to the procedure most suitable for you. The incision usually starts at the outer margin of the eyelashes. Lower eyelid surgery is one of the hardest operations for the cosmetic surgeon to judge.
Patients like this will not experience as much of an improvement with liposuction as patients with most abdominal fat stored subcutaneously. Patients shouldn't wear contact lenses for about two weeks, since it may irritate the eyes. Make-up may be worn after about one week. Patients who have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin or have lost their natural upper eyelid crease may benefit from a blepharoplasty. Similarly, a patient who has puffy pouches or fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance can benefit from eyelid surgery.
Chicago Eyelid surgery can be age-related, too. For instance, as you get older, you will notice that your lids are beginning to look like awnings. Blepharoplasty does not have an effect on the eyeball. In some cases, vision is increased because overhanging skin is removed from acting as an obstruction. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are visible to the eye.
Stitches are usually removed within 2 to 7 days and the first visual impressions may not look good, but will give way after a few weeks to a pleasing long term result. Eyelid surgery scars are typically not noticeable, as the surgeon places them in the crease of eyelid so they cannot easily be seen. Your eyelids may appear black and blue for a week or more after the surgery, as bruising is common with this kind of procedure, face lift or brow lift. After proper recovery, you will be delighted with the result of this type of procedure.
Dr. David Shifrin is a plastic surgeon specialized in many areas like face, breast and body. He has been rewarded as a best plastic surgeon in Chicago.