As we age, the skin around our eyes can begin to sag and make us look tired. Many individuals experience sagging eyelids at an early age and would do anything not to be told how old and tired they look all the time. If you have eyelids that sag or bulge underneath your eyes, blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery) may be a good option for you. Blepharoplasty can correct sagging eyelids, loose skin around the eyes, a puffy appearance of upper and lower eyelids, drooping eyelids, and any dark bags you may have underneath your eyes. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, you should contact a plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
What to Expect
Many individuals with large or sagging eyelids automatically think that blepharoplasty is the surgical procedure that will best improve their looks. While this is usually true, there are also several cases when an individual needs a more invasive procedure or a few procedures in conjunction with one another to achieve their desired result. When you meet with your plastic surgeon, the two of you will go over which facial rejuvenation procedure or procedures are best for you. The consult is also the best time to discuss your expected results and other important factors such as cost and how to take care of your surgical wounds once you are at home.
Blepharoplasty is a medium length procedure, so you should make it to the recovery room in about a couple of hours depending on your individual situation. After anesthesia has been administered, your surgeon will make small incisions on your eyelids. Scarring is nothing to worry about when undergoing blepharoplasty because it is very easy for surgeons to place the necessary incisions in locations that will be well hidden by the natural creasing of your eyes. If you are having any work done on your lower eyelids, incisions will be made along the lower lash line, and this area is also very cooperative when it comes to hiding scars.
After your surgery is complete you should expect some swelling and bruising, and this could take about a week to completely subside. When you receive a surgical procedure such as blepharoplasty it is important for you to work with an experienced plastic surgeon that you can trust. Your face is what makes you recognizable to others, and a surgical mistake could leave you not looking like yourself.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
Whether or not you are receiving a facial rejuvenation procedure, it is very important to keep your safety first. One of the only ways to do this is by working with an experienced plastic surgeon. Having more experience doesn’t mean that your surgeon is perfect, but it does ensure that they have had to deal with several situations that could possibly occur during your blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Angobaldo at Renaissance Plastic Surgery is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Angobaldo and his medical staff are well known in the Dallas area for providing excellent patient care, and are always open to meeting with new patients. Renaissance Plastic Surgery is located in Plano, and being centrally located in the Dallas area allows them to serve other surrounding areas such as Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Southlake, Grapevine, Carrolton, Addison, Colleyville, Rockwall, Farmers Branch, Richardson, and Lewisville. If you are ready to discuss blepharoplasty with a board certified plastic surgeon, contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery to schedule a free consult today.