As we age, upper eyelids droop, skin loosens and there is often puffiness and heaviness of the lids. Upper eyelid surgery has become a popular procedure, because it gives the eyes a renewed and refreshed appearance.
When sagging upper eyelid skin interferes with field of vision, people often hold their forehead and brow muscles higher to compensate for impaired vision. The procedure is often considered medically necessary, in such cases it is covered by insurance. The goal of upper blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is to remove this excess skin on the eyelids removing obstruction and improving vision. We encourage you to schedule a consultation at Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you!
How Upper Blepharoplasty Works
Every year, thousands of men and women choose upper eyelid blepharoplasty to improve their vision and their appearance. Drooping upper eyelids can impair vision and add years to one’s face. Blepharoplasty corrects these problems and also removes puffiness that give the appearance of being worn and tired. Successful facial plastic surgery will involve a good rapport between a patient and the surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise develops in the consulting stages before surgery. Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.
Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from the upper eyelids. The results can be a rejuvenated appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area. People with circulatory, ophthalmological, or serious medical conditions must rely on the diagnostic skills of their own surgeon to determine whether blepharoplasty is an option to consider. During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined or asked to answer questions concerning vision, tear production, use of lenses, and your desires for surgery. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect from upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty Recovery Plan
Immediately after the surgery has been completed, antibiotic ointment will be applied. You will be advised to apply ice frequently for two days after surgery. A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will enhance healing. For a week and a half following blepharoplasty, you will clean the eye area (the eyes may feel sticky, dry, and itchy). Eye-drops may be recommended. Permanent stitches will be removed one week after surgery. Self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.
If you are considering Eyelid Surgery in the Eastern Pennsylvania area, call us today at 610.372.0712.