Four Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Eyelid Surgery
If you’re dealing with sagging eyelids, you know what it’s like to have people wonder if you’re tired or exhausted when you’re feeling perfectly fine. Sagging, drooping eyelids cause you to look older, stressed, or even grouchy. More severe cases of sagging or hooded eyelids can even impair your range of vision and cause tension headaches from muscle straining. Patients who are considering eyelid surgery to address their concerns might be surprised to discover a few lesser-known facts about this popular procedure.
- Scars from upper and/or lower eyelid surgery are almost imperceptible
The skin around the eyes heals very well. Eyelid surgery incisions are extremely minimal, and they are made carefully in the natural folds or lines of the skin. For upper eyelids, the incisions are in the natural crease lines of the eyelid, and for lower eyelids, the incisions are either within the lid itself and thus completely invisible, or are on the lower lash line itself, where the scar blends smoothly into the skin.
- Recovery time after eyelid surgery is not extensive
Compared to many other cosmetic procedures, the recovery time for eyelid surgery is much easier. Upper eyelid surgery results in about a week of some bruising and swelling, while lower eyelid surgery takes about two weeks. You’ll need to avoid makeup, exercise, and swimming for a couple of weeks, but the recovery period is not painful and most people can return to sedentary work within a few days to a week.
- General anesthesia is not required for most eyelid surgeries
Upper eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia while you’re awake. For lower eyelid surgery, a twilight sedation may be used, but general anesthesia is not required for the short procedure, which takes less than an hour.
- A proper eyelid surgery procedure achieves a refreshed look, but should never appear as if you had work done
If you’re worried that your eyelid lift will leave you looking as if your skin has been pulled too tight or that you have a permanently surprised look on your face, don’t be. Just be sure you are working with a board-certified, highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon.A good eyelid surgery simply achieves a very natural, more youthful look, the way you appeared before the aging process caused your eyelids to sag and change. Artfully done, this procedure leaves people wondering what your secret is, never suspecting that you had plastic surgery to achieve it.
Eyelid surgery at Premier Plastic Surgery
Your eyelid surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil is all about the details. You are in expert hands, from your initial consultation to discover more about the procedure and whether it’s the right fit for you to improve your cosmetic concerns and turn back the clock, to the precision of the procedure itself, including recovery and aftercare. At Premier Plastic Surgery, we provide modern, advanced technology and techniques during your eyelid surgery to achieve the results you want. Contact us today for a consultation about eyelid surgery to find out more.