Aging and sun damage can cause fine lines, excess skin, puffiness and hollows where we don’t want them and make us look tired and unhappy The most common comment I hear during an eyelid consultation is; “I am sick of people saying I look tired”.
What is blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) can be either upper or lower.
Upper blepharoplasty rids you of the extra skin on your on your eyelids making it hard to put on eyeshadow! The surgery takes away this excess skin and redefines the crease above your upper eyelid. It additionally takes away puffiness that often develops above the inner corners of your eyes.
Lower blepharoplasty is to correct the dark shadows and hollowing under the eyes in the “tear-trough” area and to flatten out puffiness and wrinkles under the eyes.
Should I be worried about the scars?
Absolutely not. Scars take some time to completely fade but eyelid skin heals almost invisibly.
What is the recovery time?
Surprisingly fast. It is day surgery. You will have some bruising and swelling for the first 10-14 days. After that you will be socially presentable and most evidence of surgery could be camouflaged by 3-4 weeks.
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