The human eye is a beautiful piece of art in terms of both function and form. We communicate through looks. We communicate through eye contact. Artists have been fascinated with the eyes for generations. As we age, changes can occur resulting in our once lively and vibrant eyes to appear tired and fatigued.
Eyelid surgery (or Blepharoplasty) is a procedure that can be done to the upper and lower eyelids to rejuvenate the look of the eyes. Typically, features such as extra skin, bags or bulging or puffy tissue can be treated to reverse many of the signs of cosmetic eye aging.
Eyelid surgery can be performed as part of larger surgeries such as a Facelift however it can also be performed alone under local anesthetic.
What is involved in Eyelid Surgery?
Of all the surgeries performed, eyelid surgery often has the most dramatic effect. People will start to receive compliments on how refreshed they look. Their eyes will be open to the world.
For the upper eyelid, typically a portion of the extra skin is removed with a scar that is well hidden within the eyelid crease.
The lower eyelids often have some associated puffiness. In many cases, the incisions can be made within the eyelids thus no noticeable scar occurs. In fact, there are many types of eyelid surgery and Dr James P. Bonaparte will discuss with you the best options and customize the approach to your needs.
Is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Right for Me?
If you have tired looking eyes, extra skin, bags under your eyes, puffiness or other eyelid concerns eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) may be right for you. Please book a consultation with Dr James P. Bonaparte to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
One crucial decision that must also be made is whether the eyebrows need treatment as well. Often times, lifting the eye brows also results in significant improvement. Some patients choose both procedures. Please discuss further with Dr James P. Bonaparte to determine which option is best for you.
Dr James P. Bonaparte may also have you see an optometrist to assess your vision and to assess for signs of Dry Eye.
What to Expect for your Surgery:
For all procedures performed by Dr James P. Bonaparte, you will first complete an extensive consultation with both a highly trained nurse as well as Dr James P. Bonaparte. This consultation will allow you to plan for your surgery, learn the options available, and ask any questions you may have.
Once you create a treatment plan, the next step is the procedure. If you choose to do the procedure under local anesthetic, a long period of sedation will not be required. Some people require sedation by an anesthesiologist. You will have the treatment performed by Dr James P. Bonaparte in his certified operating room.
Once completed, you will likely have some mild bruising for the first week. Pain is minimal with eye lid surgery.