Take a Decade Off Your Face with Eyelid Surgery
- Posted on: Nov 15 2016
Unfortunately, time and the elements aren’t kind to the skin around the eyes, as it is some of the first on the face to show the signs of aging. This is because the skin in this area is among the thinnest on the entire human body. Because of this, sun and environmental damage shows itself all too easily. Plus, fat deposits, loosening skin, and other issues can leave a person with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.
But eyelid surgery with Dr. Perron can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Year in and year out, eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for two reasons. First, it is very effective at making your face appear younger. Second, it’s very subtle. Most people will not have any idea that you had eyelid surgery. They will just think that for some reason you look younger.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Eyelid surgery is one procedure that is popular with both women and men. In fact, it is currently the most popular procedure for men. Why is this? Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal needs. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Perron makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He then tightens the muscle tissue, repositions the fat, and removes excess skin. Special attention is paid to the fat because removing too much fat can create a hollowed out appearance.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.
Another great thing about blepharoplasty is the ease of its recovery. After the procedure, your eyelids will likely be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling is minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After a week, your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger!
Interested in turning back time a bit with eyelid surgery? Call Dr. Perron at 403-228-7076 and set up a consultation.
Posted in: Eyelid Surgery