Are you unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids? Do they sag, bulge, or wrinkle, and prevent you from looking as young as you feel? Eyelids are an integral part of the face because they are so expressive are often the focus of our gaze in social situations.
Stop worrying about the appearance of your eyelids and consider this long-lasting eyelid surgery option.
Also know as blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, eyelid surgery will improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This surgery creates a refreshed appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look rested, alert, and younger.
The procedure can remove excess fatty deposits or puffiness in the upper or lower eyelids. Furthermore, upper lid lift surgery will correct loose or sagging skin folds that disturb the normal contour of the upper lid and may sometimes impair your vision. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower lid, as well as removing bags and puffiness under the eyes, by removing or repositioning fat deposits.
Your first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Richard Schwartz. During the visit, Dr. Schwartz will evaluate your specific situation and recommend a procedure that suits you and your goals best. He will ask a number of questions about your health, goals, and lifestyle. This is the best time to ask the doctor any questions you may have, and to discuss any eye problems you have, such as dry eyes.
Before surgery, you might be asked to take certain steps, such as not smoking, avoiding certain medications or supplements, and even scheduling a medical evaluation, depending on your age and medical history. Remember, our goal is to provide you with the best care and surgical result in the safest manner possible.
Anesthetic medications will be administered during the surgery. You and the doctor will discuss the options and agree on what is best for your comfort and safety. This type of surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia with or without some light sedation, in an outpatient surgery center or the office.
Eyelid surgery incisions are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural contours and structures of the eyelid region. Conditions of the lower eyelids are often corrected through an incision just below the lower lash line, through which excess skin and fat are removed, creating a smoother lid. If the only problem is puffy fat without any loose skin, the fat can sometimes be removed through an incision placed on the inside of the lid. All incisions are meticulously closed with fine sutures.
Additionally, Dr. Schwartz occasionally uses a light chemical peel or laser resurfacing on the eyelid skin to improve color and skin texture.
The results of your eyelid surgery develop gradually as swelling and bruising subside. A smoother, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, as well as an alert and refreshed appearance, become more apparent with each passing day.
Although initial healing includes swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort, these are controlled with cold compresses, lubricating ointment, and medication.
These signs of surgery subside over the first few weeks, and you should look presentable within 2 weeks. However, very subtle changes such as fading of scars and final skin remodeling occur over several months. While eyelid surgery is expected to correct the conditions mentioned earlier, you will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection is important to maintain skin health and your new look.
Choosing a surgeon you can trust may be your most important decision after deciding that you are interested in an eyelid procedure.
Dr. Schwartz is a board certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been practicing plastic and cosmetic surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida for over 25 years. A gifted oil painter, Dr. Richard Schwartz utilizes his artist’s eye, surgical skill, and extensive experience to create a natural and pleasing look for you.
Please call 561-232-3120 or schedule your consultation online for more information on the blepharoplasty procedure.