If you’re unhappy with the way your eyelids look or you’ve been experiencing functional problems in this region, a blepharoplasty may be the answer. This surgical procedure can solve various problems associated with this area.
Blepharoplasty and Eyelid Issues
As a result of the aging process and genetics, eyelid skin starts to become loose and sag. Bags under your eyes form, and the whites of your eyes start to show. Upper-eyelid sagging can also restrict vision and make it hard to see clearly.
Excess fat deposits in the eyelids can make your eyes look puffy. Excess skin can cause fine wrinkles to form.
All of these eyelid issues can make you look older and constantly tired. To correct these issues, people come in for blepharoplasty surgery. Blepharoplasty is a treatment that offers impressive results. It restores the beauty of your eyes, making you look younger and more alert.
How to Prepare for Blepharoplasty
It is essential that you stop smoking and avoid alcohol consumption at least two weeks before you undergo the procedure. At the same time, you must also avoid taking vitamin E supplements. Avoid medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, as they can cause complications.
On the day of the surgery, you shouldn’t wear any makeup on your face. Make sure your clothes are comfortable and loose, and arrange in advance for a friend or family member to take you to and from the hospital.
What Should You Expect After a Blepharoplasty?
Once your blepharoplasty is complete, Dr. Wali will give you tips on how to take care of your eyelids as they heal. To address bruising and swelling, he will ask you to apply cold compresses during the recovery process.
During the first week after the treatment, you should avoid activities such as using your laptop, watching TV, and reading books. Dissolvable sutures will most likely have been used in the procedure, meaning you will not need to come in to have them removed.
You must avoid physical activities that increase the blood flow to the eyelids, such as lifting and bending. You will also be asked to take as much rest as possible.
It will be important to protect your eyes during your healing process. This means avoiding heavy sun exposure, as the tissues will be particularly vulnerable to sun damage. Applying sunscreen is vital, as is wearing sunglasses to protect from wind.
You should be able to return to work within 10 days after the procedure. The results from the treatment will become more and more apparent as time goes on.
Get In Touch to Set Up a Consultation
One of the biggest advantages of blepharoplasty surgery is that the effects of the treatment last for several years. If you want to improve the way your eyelids look, getting blepharoplasty is a must.
Skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dev Wali has the experience needed to get you the results you deserve. As part of a consultation, Dr. Wali will discuss the procedure with you, evaluate your eyelids, and create a surgical plan. To set up your consultation, contact our office today.