People who suffer from drooping or puffy eyelids know that this condition will not only make them look tired even when they’re not, but will also make them look older than they really are. Very badly sagging eyelids can even interfere with a person’s vision. Fortunately, our plastic surgeons and staff at Plastic Surgery Specialists have the answer. It’s called blepharoplasty, which is a medical term for eyelid surgery.
Don’t Fear Eyelid Surgery in Maryland
Some people may be a bit squeamish about eyelid surgery. It is, after all, close to the eyes. But our plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Specialists have decades of experience in this kind of surgery. It doesn’t involve the eyeball in any way.
Before the surgery, clients have a consultation with the plastic surgeon to make sure that they’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery. The surgeon also asks what clients’ objectives are for the eyelid surgery and will let them know what can be done.
Next to Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery was the most popular performed surgery for men in 2016*
The Surgery Itself
After the surgical area is prepared, the surgeon marks the place around the patient’s eyes where excess tissue will be removed. Then, the surgeon injects local anesthesia around the eye.
The incisions are made at the natural creases of the eyelid, which reduces the appearance of scars. The incisions will either be inside the eyelid if only fat is going to be removed or the outside lower eyelid if fat and skin are going to be removed.
Who Is A Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Recovery From Eye Surgery
There will be a bit of discomfort and swelling after the surgery, but the doctor prescribes pain medications to deal with it. Cold compresses should also help with swelling and bruising, which should go away within two to four weeks. Eventually, the patient’s new, youthful eyes start to emerge. No more looking older or tired all the time!
Call Plastic Surgery Specialists for Eyelid Surgery In Maryland
If your drooping or always-puffy eyelids are becoming intolerable, call our offices at Plastic Surgery Specialists today at 866-540-3911 for blepharoplasty consultation. Our headquarters are in our Annapolis office, and we have other conveniently located satellite offices as well.
*ASPS National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics