If drooping skin around your eyes is making you look tired even when you aren’t, you aren’t alone. You may have tried to cover up tired eyes with glasses, refresh them with cucumbers, or use makeup to conceal the droop, but these methods only go so far.
Enter blepharoplasty, or reconstructive eyelid surgery. This popular and effective procedure removes and tightens excess skin near your eyes, improving your vision and addressing that tired eye look.
At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, board-certified surgeon Christopher Brooks, MD, and his team can help revitalize your appearance with reconstructive eyelid surgery. Take a moment to learn more about blepharoplasty and how Dr. Brooks can help improve your vision and tired look.
About reconstructive eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty, or reconstructive eyelid surgery, restores vision and your appearance by lifting and tightening loose eyelid structures, reducing excess skin, and removing or repositioning deposits of fat.
Upper and lower eyelids can be treated with reconstructive eyelid surgery, based on your needs. Dr. Brooks may also combine treating upper and lower lids in one surgery to give you amazing results with just one recovery period.
Benefits of reconstructive eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty can improve your vision and help you lose that tired, droopy look for good. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Restored full field of vision
- Smoother forehead
- Bag-free lower lids
- Reversed signs of aging around eyes
- Brighter-looking eyes
In addition to improving the look and function of your eyes, new research suggests that blepharoplasty may offer relief from headaches or migraines.
Another major benefit of reconstructive eyelid surgery is that it is a safe procedure with minimal risks. On top of that, incisions are so small and well-placed that there’s little to no visible scarring!
Before the procedure, anesthesia is administered to keep you comfortable. Dr. Brooks makes minuscule incisions in specific locations based on the type of procedure you are receiving.
Most often, incisions are placed adjacent to the lower lash line of your lower eyelids, along the inside of your lower eyelids, or along the natural crease of your upper eyelids.
The procedure is finished once any skin and fatty deposits are appropriately removed or replaced, and Dr. Brooks closes the incisions.
After your procedure, you can immediately return home and should rest at home for several days. For two weeks after your procedure, take it easy, and do not engage in any exercise or strenuous activities.
Immediately after the procedure, you may have gauze on your eyes. Dr. Brooks will explain how and when to take it off at home. You may also have lubricating ointment on the skin around your eyes, which will wash off when you clean the site.
Some other things to expect after reconstructive eyelid surgery include:
- Some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which Dr. Brooks may recommend pain medication or cold packs to treat
- Blurry vision and sensitivity to light for the first day or so
- Wearing glasses for at least two weeks before returning to contact lenses
- Wearing dark sunglasses until you have fully healed
A post-procedure check-in requires you to return to the office about three to five days after your surgery at which time we’ll remove any stitches.
Want to know more about reconstructive eyelid surgery? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brooks online, or give us a call at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida today!v