Eyelid Surgery

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.

Eyelid Surgery for Congenital Disorders

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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