Eyelid surgery, often referred to as blepharoplasty, is a specialized procedure performed at Wilkinson Eye Center in Clarkston and Pontiac, MI, to achieve a more youthful appearance when excess skin and poor muscle control impact the upper eyelid’s ability to stay open. Some patients with a sagging upper eyelid may also experience an impact on their field of vision. By performing eyelid surgery, patients can open their line of view while appearing youthful and more rested.
What Happens During Blepharoplasty?
This cosmetic procedure can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. During the surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the eye area to give a more attractive result. The incisions are made along the natural contours of the eyes so that when healed, any scarring will be hidden or naturally concealed in the creases of the eyelids. In some cases, supporting muscles may need to be tightened as well for optimal results.
How Can I Properly Recover From Blepharoplasty?
Aftercare following blepharoplasty is essential in order for you to enjoy a successful outcome with minimal side effects. You must keep your head elevated during recovery and use cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling. For several weeks post-op, vision may become blurred from fluid buildup due to swelling, though this will clear on its own with time. Maintaining follow-up appointments with the Wilkinson Eye Center team is essential to ensure a successful healing process.
What Are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
When eyelid surgery is performed in our Clarkston or Pontiac facilities, you can enjoy a range of benefits. These include:
- Improved field of vision
- Enhanced facial appearance and contours
- Fewer wrinkles around the eyes
- Permanent removal of excess skin
- Overall refreshed look that will last for several years
Find Out More About Blepharoplasty To Decide if It Is Right for You!
By scheduling a consultation with the physicians at Wilkinson Eye Center, we can help answer any questions you may have about blepharoplasty and determine if it would be beneficial for you and your needs. Call 248-334-4931 to request an appointment at either of our office locations in Pontiac and Clarkston, MI.
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