The eyes have a tendency to become wrinkled and puffy as the result of the natural aging process. This can cause the eyes to have a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can help rejuvenate your eyes by removing excess fat and skin from around the eyes.
Anyone of any age can benefit from getting an eyelid lift. In many cases, blepharoplasty is combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a forehead lift laser resurfacing or another non-invasive procedure including wrinkle correction. Combining treatments helps produce optimal results.
Good candidates for eyelid surgery are people who are in great health. People who want to get this surgery performed should also be non-smokers. Furthermore, patients who are interested in getting this surgery should not have any serious eye conditions.
Patients do not need to do anything special to prepare for this surgery. However, people who take aspirin, blood thinning medications and herbal supplements will need to stop using them prior to their surgery. Certain medications and supplements have been shown to increase the risk of bleeding.
Eyelid surgery is usually performed under sedation. Patients are usually allowed to go home the same day of their surgery. Sometimes, eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Most eyelid surgeries in Severna Park, Maryland are performed using a CO2 laser.
Patients may experience some swelling and bruising after their surgery. Heavy lifting, bending and exercise should be avoided for at least seven days after surgery. This will help prevent infection and bleeding. It will also prevent swelling from getting worse. The sutures will be removed nine or 10 days after surgery. The wounds must completely heal before the sutures are removed. The final results will be seen after the swelling has completely gone down, which usually takes four to six weeks. Eyelid eye laser surgery will deliver results that are long-lasting.