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Are You Considering Eyelid Surgery?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015


Eyelid Surgery Your eyes. They may or may not be the windows to your soul, but they are one of the first things people notice about you. Aging is inevitable and that, coupled with exposure to the sun and genetics, combine to cause the lids of your eyes to sag and droop…one of the major reasons to consider blepharoplasty, also known as “eyelid surgery” or “eye lift.”

A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which tightens and removes excess upper eyelid skin, muscle and sometimes fat for a more youthful, alert appearance. As a side benefit, blepharoplasty may also improve your vision by providing a less obstructed field of vision once the drooping eyelids are improved.

You would be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if:

  • You have loose skin which hangs down from your eyelids and covers your lashes
  • You have excess skin which covers the natural fold of your eyelids
  • Your lids appear puffy, making you look tired

Your eyelid surgery will be done by Dr. Buchanan usually as an outpatient procedure either in our office or a hospital, depending on your unique needs.

Eyelid surgery can be combined with other procedures, such as a facelift or forehead lift, followed by Botox cosmetic treatments…to achieve the most desirable results.

During the procedure, small incisions are made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid.
Excess skin and fat are removed and the incision is closed.
You should be able to return to your normal schedule in about five days.
Following your surgery, expect your eyes to be swollen and bruised.
It is important to keep your head upright.
Applying ice packs to your face can soothe any pain and control inflammation.
You will be given pain medications and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
Heavy exercise is not recommended for several weeks after surgery.
Easy walking is recommended in the early phase of your recovery.
Avoid exercises that require you to bend over, such as yoga, and avoid lifting heavy weights for up to three weeks.

Eyelid surgery is a life-changing procedure! Now is the perfect time to call Dr. Buchanan to book a consultation appointment: (828) 526-3783.