Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty Surgery

If you are worried about your wrinkled skin, especially near your eyelids, then blepharoplasty surgery is the best solution for you. Deposits of excess skin and fat create a heavy-looking eyelid, aged appearance, and puffiness, which spoils the overall facial look. According to experts, it’s the first sign of aging. Sometimes, the eyelid looks heavy even before the age and makes youthful skin look old.

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty surgery has gained popularity in the plastic surgery industry over the years. It is the 3rd most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. The surgery is used primarily to improve eyelid lift and overall facial appearance. The best things about the surgery is that it is completely non-invasive and safe.

If you wish to improve your eyelid with blepharoplasty surgery, you should be aware of the questions frequently asked by people. The answers to these questions will help you know more about the surgery and give you more confidence.

What’s blepharoplasty surgery?

Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty surgery is defined by different cosmetic experts in  several ways. Generally, it is a cosmetic procedure to treat droopy eyelids. In blepharoplasty surgery, the specialist removes skin, muscle, and fat from the area around your eye to eliminate sagginess.

Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery?

Every individual above 18 years of age is ideal for blepharoplasty surgery. If you are fit and not suffering from any chronic disease, you could be an ideal candidate for the procedure. Please consult your doctor and blepharoplasty surgery specialist if you have any medical questions.

Is there any preparation required for blepharoplasty surgery?

Yes. If you want to eliminate the complications during and after the surgery, it’s good to prepare yourself. Before the surgery, you should discuss everything about the surgery along with potential risks and benefits associated with same. Also, you should undergo a detailed examination to know what is right and wrong for you.

Based on the detailed examination, the specialist will give you pre-operative instructions. You should follow the instructions carefully and thoroughly. If possible, you should discuss the postoperative instructions before the day of surgery so that you can make the necessary arrangements.

What is the recovery time after blepharoplasty surgery?

Usually, the recovery time after blepharoplasty surgery is short but it depends from person to person. The common after-effects of the surgery are bruising and swelling that become worse on the day after the surgery. Your face might turn red but it will quickly begin to disappear.

During the recovery period, you should use cool compresses to reduce bruising and swelling around the eyes and face. You will need cool compresses for at least the first 48 hours or until when swelling and bruises don’t go away.

After the surgery, the incision sites are covered with thin bandages, which are removed in several days. The stitches might remain for about a week. The types of stitches determine whether they should be removed or not.

You will return to your normal activities after 7 to 10 days if everything goes fine.

We know you have more questions related to blepharoplasty surgery. To get the answers to all your questions, call us on (305)444-5950.

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