If your eyes appear more tired than you actually feel, or if you have difficulty applying eye makeup, there is a solution. Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures because it has immediate, powerful, and lasting results.
Over time the delicate eyelid skin stretches and lengthens, forming skin folds and wrinkles. The surrounding fat pockets often become fuller and bulge as the surrounding tissues lose their support.
Eyelid surgery can improve the appearance of the eyelids by trimming away the excess tissue that can make your eyes look tired, aged, or stressed. Patients often exhibit the following conditions:
- Excess skin around the upper or lower eyelids
- Drooping upper and lower eyelids
- Puffiness from fatty bulges around the eyelids
- Loose skin that creates wrinkles and folds around the eye
At times, Dr. Pancholi may also recommend other facial plastic surgery procedures; a browlift, facelift, or skin resurfacing procedure may help you achieve the best result.
Who Should Consider Eyelid Surgery?
Candidates for eyelid surgery should not have any serious, non-cosmetic eye conditions like glaucoma, advanced diabetes, or a detached retina.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
The incisions made during eyelid surgery are performed with extra care to conceal scars. On the upper eyelid, incisions are usually made on the natural crease above the eye. With the lower eyelids, an area just below the eyelash is a common entry point.
At times, this incision may also be performed from inside the lower eyelid to avoid outside scarring. After the incision, Dr. Pancholi will recontour the skin, muscle, and fat, to produce a more refreshed, younger appearance.
After Eyelid Surgery
After surgery you may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling for about a week and a half. Afterwards, you can enjoy a smoother, rejuvenated eye area and a healthier, more rested appearance. If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or other facial plastic surgery procedures, contact the Las Vegas office of Dr. Pancholi today.