Are puffy eyelids and drooping skin around the eyes making you look older than you are? Would you like to rejuvenate the sensitive skin around your eyes for a more vibrant look? Eyelid surgery performed at the Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, can help. This surgery offers long-lasting results and can noticeably improve your appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You’re Bothered by the Look of Your Eyelids
As we age, the skin on the eyelids and around the eyes can start to wrinkle and sag. This is a normal part of growing older, but for some patients, these changes can leave them looking tired, frustrated, and maybe even older than they are. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with drooping eyelids. Eyelid surgery, also referred to as Blepharoplasty, can refresh the skin in this part of the body, leaving it firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
You’re Having Trouble Seeing
For some individuals, puffy eyelids are more than a cosmetic concern. Especially droopy eyelids can sometimes impede a patient’s vision, particularly when they’re looking up. If you find yourself struggling to see out from beneath heavy lids, Blepharoplasty can offer relief.
You’re Having Difficulty With Non-Verbal Communication
Do friends sometimes ask you what’s bothering you? The eyes play an important role in our non-verbal communication. If you’re regularly asked if you’re tired, sad, or irritated, when you’re not, your eyelids could be sending incorrect signals about what you’re feeling. This could be a sign that it’s time to consider eyelid surgery.
You’re in Good Physical and Mental Health
With any surgery, the ideal candidates should be in good overall physical condition. It helps if you’re a non-smoker who doesn’t have any ongoing eye conditions or serious underlying medical issues. Patients who seek this surgery out are generally over the age of 35.
Your mental health is also important because individuals who undergo this treatment should be emotionally healthy and should be realistic about what this surgery can accomplish. This surgery can correct cosmetic issues involving both the upper and lower lids, including bags beneath the eyes. However, it won’t address crow’s feet or dark circles beneath the eyes.
You Want Natural Results
Our practice is skilled at performing plastic surgery in a way that helps patients achieve the best version of themselves. You won’t have to worry about looking artificial, or like you’ve had a cosmetic treatment performed. Through Blepharoplasty, we can give your eyes a more youthful appearance while still maintaining their natural contours. You’ll see a noticeable improvement, but the results will be natural.
You’re Ready To Feel Great About Yourself
Aging skin has a way of creeping up on us, particularly around the eyes. What once was a tiny bit of excess skin can develop into a significant droop that may eventually affect your vision. Tightening up that loose skin and smoothing away wrinkles can help you achieve a more rested, energetic appearance, while also warding off vision difficulties. Blepharoplasty can help you feel great about the way you look and boost your self-confidence.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty is a straightforward outpatient surgery that is routinely performed using anesthesia. We’ll make small incisions that will allow us to remove excess skin and fat and tighten the area. In some cases, the muscles in the lids are also tightened.
This treatment can be performed on either or both eyelids. On the upper eyelid, the incision is generally made in the fold at the rear of the eyelid. On the lower lid, the incision may be made just inside the lid, or on the outside beneath the lashes.
How Much Recovery Does This Require?
We usually recommend that patients plan on taking a week or two off to rest. You’ll want to plan on resting with your head elevated. You’ll also be asked to avoid rigorous exercise, like running or swimming, and steer clear of bending and lifting, which can ramp up blood flow in the eyes.
During your recovery period, it will also be important to avoid excessive screen time on a computer or cell phone. Giving your eyes time to rest and heal will be important. You won’t be able to resume contact lens use right away, so be sure you have glasses with a current prescription on hand.
Will I Experience Discomfort?
One of the advantages associated with this treatment, in addition to its ability to improve your appearance and your vision, is its comfort and ease. The incisions we make will be so tiny that pain will not be a concern. The most you’ll feel is a little tightness and itchiness.
How Quickly Will My Eyelids Improve?
Some patients see some signs of improvement almost immediately, but your full results typically take four to six weeks to develop.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This treatment offers long-lasting results. Although the body and the skin will continue to age, most patients enjoy their results for 10 years or more.
What Advantages Are Associated With Eyelid Surgery?
It Beautifies Your Eyes
By lifting and tightening the surrounding skin, this treatment has a way of opening up the eyes so that light can reach them. Patients often notice that aside from the shape and appearance of their eyelids, their eyes appear brighter and more beautiful after treatment.
It’s a Custom Treatment
Each eyelid surgery we performed is designed for the individual patient. As part of your initial consultation, we’ll talk with you about the type of improvement you’re hoping for. We’ll combine that information with our evaluation of your eyes and develop a surgical plan that’s just for you.
It Will Make It Easier for You To Apply Cosmetics
Depending on the extent of your droopiness and puffiness, you may find it easier to apply cosmetics after your lids have been restored through Blepharoplasty.
It’ll Help You Look Younger
Although the eyelids are a small feature on the face, they play an important role in defining how the eyes, and our overall appearance, look. Patients often find that Blepharoplasty can take years off their appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Have My Eyelids Started To Droop?
Skin all over the body gradually loses its elasticity over time, and because the skin on the eyelids is thin, it’s frequently one of the first places on the body to show its age. The natural tendency for the skin to droop over time is one reason why treatments like Blepharoplasty are so popular.
What Can I Do To Prevent Eyelid Drooping?
When eyelids begin to drop as part of the aging process, it’s because the skin is naturally becoming less elastic, which is a process that’s hard for anyone to avoid. But protecting and caring for the skin around the eyes can keep your eyelids at their healthy best. Avoiding excessive sun exposure, drinking plenty of water, and maintaining a good at-home skincare regimen with high-quality moisturizers and serums are all good steps you can take.
Does This Treatment Ever Result in Scars?
The incisions made will be tiny, and will be performed in the natural folds of the eye or in other places where they won’t be visible. Patients who undergo this treatment don’t have to worry about visible scars.
How Does This Differ From a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts and Blepharoplasty differ in the areas of the face they address. While Blepharoplasty hones in on the eyelids and the area around the eyes, a brow lift focuses on the eyebrows and the area above the eyebrows.
How Do I Know Which Eyelid To Have Treated?
Deciding whether to have your upper lid, your lower lid, or both lids treated is not something you need to decide yourself. Sometimes it’s hard for patients to pinpoint where the problem is. The friendly professionals at our practice can evaluate your skin and work with you to determine which lids to address. Patients who seek out eyelid surgery because of vision problems often have the upper lid treated, and sometimes they have both lids treated.
Brighter, More Beautiful Eyes Are Just a Phone Call Away
Puffy, sagging eyelids don’t have to be a part of the aging process. If you’re ready to restore your eyelids to their natural, youthful shape, Blepharoplasty is an easy treatment that can give you long-lasting results. Don’t put this off any longer. Call the Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, and book your eyelid surgery consultation today!