Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, hundreds of thousands of eyelid surgeries are performed each year. Dr. Leo Farrell, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, can perform this procedure to help lessen bagginess from your lower eyelids and get rid of extra skin on your upper eyelids.
Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can help to achieve a dramatically more youthful facial appearance. Patients experiencing some level of visual obstruction may also benefit from eyelid surgery.
You should be healthy and have realistic expectations if you wish to move forward with this surgery. Discuss your desired results with Dr. Farrell. He will be able to advise you as to whether or not your goals are achievable.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is used to smooth and lift upper eyelids, remove bags and dark skin from underneath the eyes, and eliminate lower-lid wrinkles. If you are facing one or more of these issues, you may be the ideal eyelid lift candidate.
Good candidates for eyelid surgery should be in generally good health, free of eye diseases and disorders, and prepared for a surgical procedure. Candidates must be non-smokers and may need to stop taking certain medications, herbs, and supplements in preparation for surgery. Recognizing outcomes often rest on patient behaviors before and after surgery, the best candidates are people who are willing to follow pre and postoperative instructions and who understand both the risks and benefits of the procedure.
The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty is through a private and confidential consultation at our Mechanicsburg office.
Will I Have Scars After My Eyelid Surgery?
Incisions made during blepharoplasty are hidden in the natural folds and creases surrounding the eyes, but some scarring may be present after surgery. Following pre and postoperative directions will help to reduce the risks of developing visible scars.
We will provide you with the tools and resources you need to help guard against scarring and can address any concerns you may have during your follow-up visits.
Will the Results of My Eyelid Surgery Look Natural?
At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, our techniques are designed to provide “Still You, Only Better!” natural appearing results. Our board-certified plastic surgeon takes time to plan and perform eyelid surgery, helping to create results that complement surrounding features. During the planning phase, we will discuss procedural steps and use visual guides to give you a better understanding of what your results may look like.
How Can I Prepare For Eyelid Surgery?
You may need to stop taking certain herbs, supplements, and medications in the days leading up to your procedure. If you are a tobacco user, including smokeless and vaped products, you will need to quit at least six weeks before eyelid surgery. Blood thinners, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, will also need to be avoided prior to surgery.
Blepharoplasty is performed under anesthesia. If you are undergoing deeper sedation, there will be dietary restrictions that must be followed. Also, you will need to arrange for a ride to and from surgery – and to have the help of a trusted adult for a few days after surgery, allowing you to rest.
When you choose us for your eyelid lift, we will ensure you are fully prepared for your procedure and provide you with all of the information you need to help you plan accordingly.
What Is Ptosis & How Can It Be Treated With Eyelid Surgery?
Ptosis is a condition of the eyelids that causes the upper eyelid to droop downward and fall over the eyes. Not only does this often age a person’s appearance, but it can also cause some level of vision obstruction. Dr. Farrell can perform an upper eyelid surgery procedure to help correct problems with Ptosis, achieve a more youthful appearance, and clear any blockage of your vision.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Dr. Farrell will make incisions within the natural folds of the eyelid. From here, he will carefully remove any excess fat tissue and loose skin that may be causing sagging or bagginess of the upper or lower eyelids. He’ll also tighten your eyelid muscles to create a more youthful appearance. Not all patients will require both upper and lower eyelid surgery—this will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Farrell may recommend just one or the other, or a combination of both.
What Is the Eyelid Surgery Recovery Process Like?
You’ll likely experience some bruising and swelling immediately following your eyelid surgery. It may take a couple of weeks before you are able to return to work.
When Will You Notice Eyelid Surgery Results?
As your face continues to heal, you will notice the changes in your overall appearance. Because the eyes are a central feature of the face, improving the signs of aging around the eyelids can result in an overall younger appearance.
How to Get Started with Eyelid Surgery in Mechanicsburg
To get started with Eyelid Surgery in Mechanicsburg, contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today.
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