Eyelid Surgeons Aston PA
Has age attacked you and not in a good way? Are you have problems with sagging or drooping eyelids? Well, don't fret, cosmetic eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty can correct the problem. For most people these problems occur as they age, however some people are born with droopy eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
You are normally awake during an eyelid procedure. Medication is available to relieve any anxiety you may be experiencing. Your surgeon will inject numbing medicine around the eye so that you won't feel pain during the procedure. Small incisions are made in the natural creases or folds of your eyelids, and then the loose skin and excess fat tissue will be removed. Your eyelid muscles will be tightened and stitches will be used to close the incisions.
Eyelid surgery does not decrease the wrinkles around your eyes and it won't lift sagging eyebrows and you will still have dark circles under the eyes if you had them beforehand.
• Swelling of the eyelids which is usually temporary
• A hard time closing your eyes while you're sleeping - this is usually temporary
You may have noticeable scars for about 6 months or more after your eyelid surgery , but they should fade overtime. Your appearance will be more vibrant and younger and your look will last for years to come.
While this is an outpatient surgery, you will need to have someone drive you home following your procedure. Your eyes and eyelids will be covered with ointment and bandages. You may feel tightness and soreness as the numbing medication wears off, but your surgeon will give you a prescription for pain medication that will help. Eye drops can help to reduce burning and/or itching. You can place ice packs on the surgery sites to reduce the swelling and bruising.
After about 2-3 days you should be able see fairly well. You will only be allowed to do minimum activities for 3-5 days following your procedure while avoiding strenuous activities like lifting, bending, and sports for up to 3 weeks. 2-7 days following your procedure your surgeon will remove your stitches. You will have some bruising that can last up to a month. You will experience sensitivity to light, wind, and may have an influx of tears for the first couple of weeks.
Cosmetic Surgery Expectations
You should have realistic expectations, eyelid surgery can't change who you are. It can however, improve your self-esteem that will help to change how you act. Improved body image and greater self-esteem can help you to be more confident and outgoing and participate in more social events. You will feel comfortable in a wider variety of clothing, freeing you to express your personal style. All of this can mean great improvements in your social life, interpersonal relationships, and even in your career. However, it will not make you smarter or better at what you do, but when you act confident people will believe in your abilities more readily.
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