Cosmetic surgery remains the answer to many concerns regarding one’s appearance. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that gets rid of droopy eyelids. The presence of sagging skin around your eyes makes you look significantly older, and interferes with the range of peripheral vision as well, specifically to the upper or outer parts. Getting rid of the extra fat or skin restores a more youthful look and gets rid of the aged, tired appearance. The surgery involves removal of the extra skin, fat, or muscle around your eyes.
The excess fat or loose skin comes about as a result of age, with the skin progressively producing less collagen over time. Aging stretches your eyelids, weakening the muscles in the area. The loose skin subsequently leads to accumulation of fat under the eyes, and that’s how droopy eyelids and bags come about.
Why Have the Procedure?
Eye contact is a core element of every face to face conversation in our daily interactions. With time, the signs of aging begin to manifest, and blepharoplasty restores a youthful appearance by removing the bags or loose skin around our eyes.
This procedure is a great option if you are dealing with the following:
- Droopy or baggy upper eyelids
- Presence of excess skin in the upper eyelids interfering with peripheral vision
- Excess or loose skin on your lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
This operation is not intensive, and easily goes hand in hand with other surgeries such as facelifts, brow lifts, or skin resurfacing. If the surgery aims to correct vision, some insurance firms may cover the cost. If you have the surgery to enhance your looks, it’s likely that you will have to cover the cost personally. Procedures on the lower eyelid are primarily for cosmetic purposes, and you will have to personally pay for them.
Are You a Candidate?
For best results, you must meet certain minimum requirements. The doctor ascertains your health and medical history to assess the suitability of the procedure for your case. At the Chicago Liposuction and Specialty Clinic, we have competent and experienced physicians whose expertise plays a critical role in helping you get the results you need. We offer complimentary consultation.
For this specific surgery, the doctor will need some insight on your medical history as well as expectations. Be sure to disclose details about past operations, health issues such as glaucoma, allergies, diabetes, or thyroid problems. Information about any medication you are using is important as well.
Before surgery, a physical examination is necessary to establish whether the operation will improve your peripheral vision. This step is important as it will support an insurance claim for the treatment.
What to Expect from a Blepharoplasty
Since the surgery is minor, you are allowed to leave hospital after it’s done. The process begins with the administration of local anesthetic in the area. The numbness that ensues relaxes the muscles and keeps you comfortable.
In a session involving both the lower and upper eyelids, the doctor starts with the upper lid. The surgeon makes a cut along the eyelid’s fold, removes the excess skin or fatty tissue, then closes the cut. The lower lid gets a cut right below the lashes along the natural crease. This opening allows the removal of excess fat, sagging skin, or muscle. The doctor then closes the cut.
Once the doctor completes surgery, you may spend a short while in a recovery room for observation before leaving later in the day. You may experience the following immediately following your procedure:
- Watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Double vision
- Slight pain or discomfort
- Mild swelling or puffy eyelids
The doctor may recommend the periodical use of ice packs on your face after surgery. For the eyes to heal properly, check your level of activity for the week following your operation, and avoid swimming as well. Get enough rest and avoid heavy activity such as jogging or aerobics for at least a week. Remember to resist any temptation to rub your eyes as they heal. To avid complications during the recovery period, the doctor will advise you to avoid certain medications that may lead to increased bleeding. For pain relief, get a prescription from the doctor.
As your body heals, the lines from the operation fade and aren’t visible as they lie along your natural creases around the eye. This straightforward procedure produces some fantastic results, rolling back the years for you without leaving a visible surgical footprint.
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We offer all our patients complimentary consultation. In this discussion, you get vital information regarding the process, preparation, a straightforward price quote, instructions about post-op care, and answers to any questions that you may have. Remember to disclose all necessary information so that precautionary measures can be put in place beforehand for a hassle-free process.
We put our patients first, and continually endeavor to meet and exceed your expectations. With the Chicago Liposuction and Specialty Clinic, you have a friendly, professional setup that facilitates the realization of your dream look.
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