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As you grow older, the loss of collagen and elastin from the eyelids may lead to wrinkles, drooping skin, and other changes that make you look fatigued, tired, and upset. The eyes are the windows to your soul, so it’s worth considering eyelid surgery to reclaim your youthful vitality and appearance.

Revitalize & Rejuvenate Your Eyes

Sufficient sleep and eye creams are often recommended as the ideal solutions to tired and fatigued eyes. But at a certain point, eye creams can’t keep pace with the dramatic age-related changes in your eyelids, such as the loss of collagen and elastin and the weakening of the surrounding muscles. Consequently, your eyes start to look aged, tired, and exhausted, even when you’re wide awake. Our board-certified surgeons offer personalized eyelid surgeries to make your eyes look radiant and youthful again.

What is an Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that makes your eyelids look more youthful and refreshed. This surgical procedure involves strategically removing excess skin tissues and fat deposits from targeted areas on your eyelids to make them look more youthful. Blepharoplasty can correct numerous concerns related to drooping eyelids, such as bags under the eyes, sagging eyebrows, and reduced peripheral vision. Depending on your needs, eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

An Eyelid Surgery Can Correct:

  • Drooping upper eyelid
  • Sagging forehead
  • Reduced peripheral vision
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Heavy lower eyelids
  • Dark circles
  • Deep tear troughs
  • Wrinkles around the eyes

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is performed on the upper eyelids. The surgeon makes an incision along the crease of the upper eyelids to lift the drooping skin tissues, trim excess skin, and improve the appearance. This is ideal for patients with a reduced field of vision because of drooping eyelids.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is performed on the lower eyelids. The surgeon makes an incision just outside the lash line on the lower eyelid, following which excess skin tissues and fat deposits are removed. This procedure is suitable for patients with dark circles or bags under the eyes.

Your Eyelid Surgery Journey: Consultation, Surgery, Recovery

Your eyelid surgery journey starts with a detailed consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons. During your consultation, the surgeon carefully examines your eyelids, discusses your goals, understands why you’re considering eyelid surgery, measures and grades the degree of skin laxity on your eyelids, and determines if you need upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both, and curates a personalized surgical plan. The surgeon will explain every step involved in the procedure so you know what to expect.

Your eyelid surgery is performed under total intravenous anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation at our accredited surgical facility. For upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision within the fold of the upper eyelid, following which excess skin and fat tissues are removed, and the muscles are tightened. For lower blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision below the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid, following which excess fat deposits are removed. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.

You can expect bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, and excess tearing for a few days or weeks after your surgery. You should keep your head elevated for a few days to reduce the side effects. You must also use a cold compress to reduce swelling. The post-surgery bruising should gradually dissipate within 10 days, but you will continue feeling a sense of tightness around your eyes for a few weeks.

The surgeon will provide a comprehensive list of aftercare guidelines. You must avoid activities that cause eye dryness, such as using the computer, watching TV, or reading for extended periods. You must also use eye drops to reduce burning and itching sensations. If you wear contacts, you should get eyeglasses made before your procedure because you will have to avoid contacts for two weeks. You can resume daily activities within a week, but high-intensity exercises should be avoided for around 4 weeks.

Schedule an Appointment

Wright Spellman Plastic Surgery is a highly-renowned facial plastic surgery center led by two board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons — Dr. Harry Wright and Dr. Andrea Spellman. Our plastic surgeons carefully evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and curate personalized surgical plans that ensure natural results that conform to your anatomy and expectations. They have performed hundreds of successful facial plastic surgeries because of their attention to detail and commitment to personalized care. Please schedule an appointment to explore your eyelid surgery options in Sarasota, FL.

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