Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with all of its effects. When it comes to showing your age, your face is typically the first giveaway. Many people want to look younger, but we think it is more important that patients feel good about themselves. By offering procedures like eye lid surgery (blepharoplasty,) we help patients feel confident and look younger!
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be for both cosmetic and functional purposes. This procedure tightens the skin and muscles around the eyes and eyelid. This reduces the appearance of droopy eyelids, wrinkles, under eye bags and more, creating a more youthful look.
Who Can Get Blepharoplasty?
People considering blepharoplasty should be in good health and exhibit the signs of needing the procedure. If you do not like the look of saggy, droopy eyelids, or if under eye bags are an issue for you, blepharoplasty may be the right procedure. The only way to know if cosmetic blepharoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our Honolulu office!
How Blepharoplasty Works
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is typically finished in around two hours, depending on if you are doing both your upper and lower eyelids. Your doctor will most likely use local anesthesia and oral sedation, but you may also receive IV sedation.
If you are doing both eyelids, your doctor will start on your upper eyelids first. To begin, your surgeon will make an incision along the natural crease of your eyelid to reduce the appearance of scarring. Through these incisions, your surgeon will tighten muscles, remove excess skin, and remove any problematic fatty deposits. Once the eyelid has been properly adjusted, your surgeon will close the incision with stitches.
If you are getting lower lid blepharoplasty, your doctor will create an incision on the inside of your lower eyelid, or on the lid margin. This helps conceal scars after the surgery. Through the incision, your surgeon will remove any excess skin and fat. This incision will be closed with stitches.
Immediately after surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising. Swelling and bruising will likely get worse over the next few days, and then start to go away over the next few weeks. It can take months for swelling to completely subside, revealing final results. Your doctor will keep an eye on your progress to make sure everything is healing as it should.
Are you curious about blepharoplasty? If you want to know more, contact Aloha Vision Consultants to schedule a consultation!