The eyes are one of the first to show the signs of aging because almost every facial movement of emotion involves the eyes. Lines, sagging, and bags can all occur and make a person look older and tired. With eyelid surgery, these issues can be overcome so a person looks more youthful. Knowing what to expect from the procedure will help a person to know how to be prepared.
What Happens During Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure that helps to reduce the signs of aging around the eyes. It can be carried out on the upper and lower eyelids and sometimes it is done to both. The procedure can also be carried out to create a crease in the eyelid for those that are Asian and want a more westernized appearance.
During the eyelid procedure, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia so their eyes can be operated on without them moving. This also prevents them from experiencing any discomfort or pain.
After the eye area is carefully cleaned to remove any bacteria, incisions will be made at precise locations to ensure no scarring will be visible after the healing process takes place. The incisions are typically hidden within the creases so the eye area looks naturally beautiful after the recovery process.
What to Expect From Healing
After the procedure, patients can expect to feel some soreness. Swelling and bruising can occur, depending on how much work was done on the eyelids. Excessive tearing of the eyes may occur as the healing process begins. The doctor may prescribe the patient an ointment to place on the eyes to relieve dryness and ensure the incisions properly heal.
Following the instructions of the surgeon will help a patient to avoid any complications as their eyes heal. Cold compresses can help to alleviate any discomfort and reduce swelling.
To learn if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, call the office right away so your consultation appointment can be scheduled. While you are waiting for the consultation appointment, check out Dr Zacharia’s YouTube video. With eyelid surgery, you can look more youthful than you ever imagined.