Eye-Opening Blepharoplasty Surgery in Stuart, FL
For many people, the hard work they do to maintain a youthful appearance is no match for the unavoidable changes that occur on a person’s eyes with age. The eyelids have a tendency to droop as the years go on, and some individuals choose blepharoplasty surgery to correct sagging eyelids that are hereditary. The purpose of the surgery takes away extra folds of skin and fatty tissues away from the eye area, which makes for a more refreshed, revitalized look.
Is Blepharoplasty the Best Choice?
Blepharoplasty is also referred to as eyelid surgery, and is an intricate and delicate procedure that restores the muscles and skin surrounding the eyes. The surgery can be performed on the lower or upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can effectively correct the following conditions:
- Narrowed eyes: This can make the entire face look longer than it actually is, and could make it difficult to see
- Under-eye bags: These make the patient look exhausted, and are difficult and sometimes impossible to cover up
- Sagging or drooping eyelids: These are usually hereditary and cause the face to look especially aged
- Obstruction of sight: When the eyelids are not shaped properly, it could affect the quality of the patient’s sight, which can decrease quality of life
- Fatigued appearance: When there is excess skin on the eyelids, it can make a person look tired and aged, which is definitely a problem for those with careers in which appearance is a huge factor
Since the eyes are part of the way most people relate to others on a daily basis, some of the reasons for blepharoplasty are far more than cosmetic.
Types of Eyelid Surgeries
There are two main variations of eyelid surgeries; they are upper-lid and lower-lid surgeries. For upper lid procedures, a small incision is made along the upper eyelid crease. Then, the extra fat or skin that is making the eye appear puffy or narrowed is removed. The remaining skin is then tightening and the incision is closed back up.
For lower lid blepharoplasty, the doctor will most likely make an incision along the lower lash line and remove fatty tissue to make the face look more youthful and refreshed. The excess skin on the lower eyelid may sometimes need to be trimmed to eliminate puffiness and bags. However, if the skin doesn’t need to be trimmed, transconjunctival blepharoplasty is recommended. For this surgery, an incision is made inside the lower eyelid, making it impossible to see any scarring from the surgery.
Dr. Fasano performs both eyelid surgeries for those living in the Sewall’s Point, Jupiter, St. Lucie and Vero Beach region.
How Long Does the Surgery Take?
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick operation and only takes one or two hours to complete. Doctors ensure that the incisions they make are as small as possible so that the eye will heal quickly. In 24 to 48 hours, patients are able to engage in non-intensive activities again. However, it’s best to take about a week off work or school so that the eyes can heal completely. Overall, eyelid surgeries are a hassle-free procedure that can increase a patient’s self confidence and assists him/her in maintaining a positive self image. It’s best for patients to have a detailed consultation with Dr. Fasano in Stuart before agreeing to have blepharoplasty.