As we grow older many of our features soften or begin to sag. Amongst these features can be the eyes, growing droopy or lowering with the rest of the face. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates offers blepharosplasty surgery as an excellent way to correct and reverse the effects of aging. Dr. Dean Johnston helps patients in Lake Mary, Orlando, and Orange County put a new sparkle in their eye.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is performed on the upper lids, lowers lids, or both. Eyelid surgery most commonly helps treat loose, sagging skin that created wrinkles or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision. Additionally, it can help treat puffiness in the eyelids from fat deposits, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids, and excess skin wrinkles in the lower eyelid.
Individuals without medical conditions relating to hearing or serious eye conditions, nonsmokers, and people with realistic expectations of the results of this cosmetic surgery are the best candidates for blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia for the comfort of the patient during the procedure. Incision lines are designed to conceal the resulting scars within the natural structures of the eyelid. Incisions made, allow for the removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening muscles, and the removal of excess skin. After the surgery, incisions are typically closed with sutures or skin glue.
During recovery, you may be provided with lubricating ointment and cold compresses. As each individual is different, recovery time varies. It’s important to maintain protection from the sun and to use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is complete.
After recovery, people reportedly enjoy a more youthful appearance, reduction in puffiness surrounding the eyes and an increase in self-esteem. If you worry about drooping eyelids and the effects of aging, a blepharoplasty may be right for you!
To learn more about how Dr. Dean Johnston can help you rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, contact us. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates is located in Lake Mary, FL, but serves residents throughout Orlando and Orange County.