Being asked if you’re tired or angry when neither are true can leave you feeling disappointed and disheartened. Over the years, we’ve learned that our eyes are often the first feature attracting others’ attention. It can be quite a letdown when we hear an unflattering comment about how our eyes make us look.
As the years pass, both the shape and form of your eyes change. You may have noticed it in the mirror. Droopy eyelids and undereye bags start to develop with the delicate skin surrounding them being prone to age. Our eyes are one of the first places to give away our age, and the “crow’s feet” wrinkles are one of the early signs. And to add to this, under-eye bags and drooping eyelids get worse with every passing year.
While all of this can be most frustrating, expertly performed eyelid surgery—one of our four fantastic facial procedures—can make sure that the sparkle of your eyes isn’t hidden and continues to attracting attention regardless of your age.
Turn back the hands of time and reveal a younger, more vibrant you and find out everything you need to know about eyelid surgery by scheduling a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Virginia!
What Would Eyelid Surgery Do for Me?
Blepharoplasty, the medical term for eyelid surgery, can make your eyes look younger, more refreshed, and alert when expertly performed by our skillful and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. While under general anesthesia, tiny incisions are made in the creases of your eyelids or inside the lower lid, ensuring that any scars will remain hidden. The procedure will precisely stretch and remove any excess eyelid skin obstructing your view or detracting from your natural look.
Here are some of the benefits of receiving eyelid surgery:
- Eliminates bags and puffiness from around your eyes.
- Improves your vision by lifting your eyelids.
- Removes wrinkles by tightening the skin around your eyes.
- Removes excess fat pockets that may have developed around your eyes.
- Reduces or eliminates discoloration beneath your eyes.
- Lifts your eye area to create a wide-eyed appearance.
As discussed during your consultation with your doctor, your specific requirements will determine the actual procedure performed. Your surgery can take around two hours and, once the incisions have been closed, you will be taken to a recovery room. Once the anesthesia has worn off, your driver will be able to take you home with your doctor’s approval.
What Do I Need to Know About My Recovery?
After your eyelid surgery, you can expect some minor side effects such as mild pain, swelling, and bruising of the area around your eyes for 10—14 days. You may also experience some eye dryness and blurred vision for a few days. These side effects shouldn’t be anything to worry about and will subside in a day or two. You should be able to return to your regular routine within two weeks.
Once the sutures have been removed and the incisions fully healed, any remaining discoloration can be hidden with makeup.
Are You Ready for the Lasting Effects of Eyelid Surgery?
After your procedure and the excess skin and fat have been removed, you will be thrilled at the new you:
- You no longer constantly look tired or angry.
- You will look rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
- You will appear more confident and energized.
Find out if an eyelid lift will be appropriate for you and contact us today or call us at 540-371-7730 to schedule a consultation. We’ll be able to answer all your questions and go over your options. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is conveniently located near downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.