Your eyes can say a lot about you, and if your eyes are saying you look tired or older than you are, then you may be thinking about getting eyelid surgery.
Here is what you need to know about eyelid surgery, including the many benefits that patients enjoy.
- The tissue and skin around the eyes are some of the most delicate on the body, which is why they show the signs of aging quicker than other places on the face or body.
- Eyelid surgery addresses sagging, loose skin on the upper eyelid. This is often more than an aesthetic concern as the sagging skin can impair your vision, making this a functional problem as well. Surgery also removes the fatty deposits in the upper eyelids that make them appear puffy, drooping lower eyelids and bags under the eyes, as well as excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid.
- Many patients are as young as their 30s and noticing the signs of aging. If you are experiencing these concerns with your eyelids and are healthy, with a positive outlook and realistic expectations for surgical outcomes, then you are a good candidate for surgery. It’s also important that you don’t smoke, and don’t have medical conditions that would impair healing.
- One of the reasons why eyelid surgery has such a high patient satisfaction rate is because the resulting scars are difficult to see. On the upper eyelid, incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelid, which means the scar will be hidden as it fades during recovery. On the lower eyelids, the incisions are made below the lash line and will be hidden as well.
- During recovery, you will have a lubricating ointment on your eyelids covered by cold compresses. Your eyes may also be loosely covered with gauze after the procedure. You can expect some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and overall discomfort during the initial healing process, but this will subside over time.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery and whether it’s right for you, call Wilkinson Eye Center at (248) 334-4931 for a consultation.