If instead of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, you look droopy-eyed and dragging, have we got a procedure for you! Eyelid surgery can change how you look—both in visual appearance and actual vision! As we age, our skin loses elasticity and starts to sag. The skin on your eyelids is no different. Add gravity to the mix, and not only can you start looking like you haven’t slept in days, but saggy eyelids can start to impair your ability to see, too. When this happens, blepharoplasty (the fancy name for eyelid surgery) can change how you see the world, and how the world sees you.
See the Difference
This procedure rejuvenates both the upper and lower eyelids as well as the surrounding areas. It can reduce puffiness, bags, and dark circles on the bottom, and remove excess skin up top. As a bonus, when the excess skin goes away, the wrinkles go with it! The result is a more rested and youthful appearance, not to mention a clearer view. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.
A Closer Look
You can choose to have just the upper lids done, only the lower, or both together. Loose skin and fatty deposits will be removed or repositioned, while muscles and underlying tissues are tightened. Incisions will be hidden in the natural crease of your eyelid or along the lash line so any scars will be concealed. Everyone will just assume that you had a good night’s sleep and look young for your age! First, though, you have to heal.
Following the procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising and will need to limit activities for several days. You may also experience dryness and irritation but that usually subsides within a couple of weeks. Prescribed eye drops can help with this. We will provide detailed care instructions to help you throughout your recovery. Cold compresses gently placed over your eyes and pain medication will aid in minimizing discomfort and inflammation as you heal. It is also important to note that you should avoid exposing your eyes to the sun until you are fully recovered. Fun fact and helpful hint: Jackie-O sunglasses are in again! The bigger and darker the better.
Open Your Eyes to a Brighter Day
If you are struggling with droopy, sagging eyelids, tired of looking tired, and want to get rid of your baggage, wake up to a brighter day with eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Lisa J. Learn. Schedule a consultation to find out more about this procedure by calling (954) 380-8411. You can also reach us online, on Facebook, or at our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
It’s time you said “bye-bye bags, so long sags,” and show your excess skin the exit! Contact Dr. Lisa Learn today. We look forward to helping you look your best.