Eyes are often the first thing noticed when meeting someone new; they say a lot about a person. What story do your eyes tell? Are they bright, friendly, and welcoming or do you battle tired, puffy, saggy eyes?
The thinnest skin on the body is around the eyes, making it one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging. A combination of genetics, sun damage, aging, and environmental forces make them more susceptible to looking older than they should.
Blepharoplasty is a quick and simple procedure that can take years off your face, accentuate your eyes, and help give you a more youthful and vibrant appearance. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for both men and women.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty is small procedure that can make a world of difference. Incisions are made to the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. The procedure is performed in-office at Kansas Surgical Arts utilizing local anesthesia and minimal down time.
After the operation, swelling and bruising should be expected but often subsides enough within a week to be touched up with makeup. As scars heal they become barely noticeable as they are hidden along the natural lines of your eyelids – along lash lines or in the creases of your eyelids.
How Can Blepharoplasty Benefit You?
Eyelid surgery is often a choice for people who have:
- Dull, tired eyes
- Aging skin
- Hooded eyes
- Bags under the eyes
- Impaired vision due to loose skin
- Difficulty applying and seeing eye makeup
- Fatty areas around the eyes
Blepharoplasty may be paired with other procedures or treatments to properly meet your goals, oftentimes with a face or brow lift, injectables, or laser skin treatments. Fillers and facial fat transfers can correct volume deficits and chemical peels or laser treatments may be used to improve texture, fine lines, or brown spots.
Eyelifts are not usually considered the best solution for dark circles, crow’s feet, or additional facial wrinkles. These concerns may be addressed in a cosmetic consultation to learn which treatments or procedures best fit your needs and goals.
The only sure way to know if blepharoplasty is right for you is to meet with an experienced, qualified cosmetic surgeon. During a consultation at Kansas Surgical Arts, Dr. Oberhelman will do a careful examination of your eyes and discuss the treatment options best suited to your anatomy. You will have plenty of time to share with Dr. Oberhelman any surgeries you have had, openly ask questions, and discuss your goals. In return, she will give you a realistic idea of what to expect as well as her professional guidance in helping you obtain your goals. This open dialogue between the surgeon and patients allows our team to make sure we are taking care of you in the best way possible.