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The eyes are the focal point of visual contact in our society and are often the first to show signs of looking tired or aging. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a sugical procedure that can brighten the eyes. If sagging eyelids are interferring with your vision, eyelid surgery may help restore your field of vision.
During and eyelid surgery procedure, excess fat and skin are carefully removed. The procedure can take 1-3 hours, depending on the skin quality and whether Dr. Fedok is operating on both the upper and lower lids. Excess skin hanging from the upper eyelid may be due, in part, to the sagging of the eyebrow itself. During your consultation, it may be advised you have an elevation or lift at the same time as the blepharoplasty procedure.
Good candidates for blepharoplasty are typically healthy adults with droopy or puffy eyelids that negatively impact their appearance or impede their vision. Dr. Fedok is here to help guide you through the process and ensure you meet your goals. It is important to have realistic expectations about what blepharoplasty can accomplish.
Most patients who need facelift surgery should carefully examine their eyelids, since correction of sagging or baggy eyelids at the time of the facelift may add to the overall improvement in appearance. Pouches at the inner part of the upper eyelid and along the lower eyelid resulting in dark circles are generally due to accumulations of fat. The excess fat and skin are removed during the blepharoplasty procedure. If your lower eyelids are particularly droopy or lax, you may have a lower eyelid support problem, or ectropion, that can be remedied with a lower eyelid tightening procedure.
Please advise Dr. Fedok of any history of eye disease or visual problems, so these problems can be fully evaluated. Dr. Fedok may recommend that you have a complete eye examination before your eyelid surgery, particularly if you have not had one in the preceding twelve months.
If deemed necessary, upper eyelid surgery is usually done at the same time as lower lid surgery. Each procedure can be done separately or in conjunction with a facelift or other surgery. Often, there is no need for an external incision on the lower eyelid to “take the bags” out. A technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty can now be performed “from the inside” to achieve the desired result. This surgery is also completed under “twilight” anesthesia.
As a rule, the operation is associated with minor discomfort. Normally, patients can return to routine living within a few days with the aid of make-up and sunglasses. Within a few weeks, any thread-thin scars blend in so well with the surrounding skin that they become perceptible only upon very close scrutiny. A few months after surgery, Dr. Fedok may recommend a chemical peel or laser procedure to further tighten the skin and improve the fine wrinkling. Occasionally, Dr. Fedok will recommend a chemical peel or a laser procedure at the same time that I am removing the bulges from the lower eyelids.
As with any surgery, there is always a degree of risk involved. Side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort. However, Dr. Fedok’s extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery ensures that these risks are minimized, and any potential complications are handled with the utmost care and expertise.