Posted on March 3, 2022 in Blepharoplasty
If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure to help your face look more youthful and alert, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, may likely cross your path as a way to rejuvenate your eyes. This delicate procedure is safe and effective when performed by an experienced, well-trained plastic surgeon like Dr. Ellen Janetzke.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, is a personalized surgical procedure that tightens, lifts, and contours the eyelids and under-eye area for a more youthful appearance to the eyes. It requires tiny incisions in the upper and lower eyelids (if both are being treated) and can help improve the vision of people with severely sagging upper eyelids that may be blocking some light from entering the eyes.
Eyelid surgery can be performed at the same time as other facial or body rejuvenation procedures to minimize total downtime and surgical costs.
Why You Would Need Blepharoplasty
Common concerns people have that can be addressed by a blepharoplasty include having sagging skin above or below their eyes, the appearance of bags under the eyes, or excess skin around the eyes. In many cases, blepharoplasty is recommended alongside surgeries like a facelift for more wide-reaching facial rejuvenation or as a standalone procedure when the eyes appear more aged than the rest of your appearance.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery
In preparation for eyelid surgery and many other cosmetic surgery procedures, you’ll need to do several things. First and foremost, you must schedule a consultation about your preferred surgery with Dr. Ellen. During a consultation, she’ll take your medical history, concerns, and expectations into account when recommending a specific treatment plan, which may or may not include blepharoplasty. She may also perform a vision exam to determine if excess skin is affecting your vision in any way.
Once your surgery plan is finalized, there will be instructions for pre-surgery prep that you’ll need to follow for the best outcome. These instructions are personalized, so not every guideline will be the same when preparing for blepharoplasty.
In most cases, you’ll need to quit smoking and avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, aspirin, and ibuprofen, among others. You’ll need to arrange for someone to take you home from the procedure and spend at least the first 24 hours with you. As there will be a short amount of downtime depending on your unique surgical plan, you’ll need to take time off of work and chores, so arrange for childcare or help around the house as needed.
General preparation instructions include getting plenty of sleep and eating a nutritious diet leading up to the procedure. The better your body is prepared for the procedure, the easier and quicker it can heal afterward.
Blepharoplasty in Bloomfield Hills, MI
If you’re tired of seeing a saggy, baggy, tired look to your eyes that non-invasive techniques have not helped with, a blepharoplasty may be right for you. Find out what you can expect from this procedure and whether you’re a good candidate by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ellen, who can tell you all about your blepharoplasty results. Call or contact us online to start the conversation today.
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