They say the eyes are the window into your soul, and when they start sagging, drooping, or appearing puffy, it can be harder to look into yours. If you dislike how your upper or lower eyelids look, you might benefit from a blepharoplasty procedure.
At Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, is experienced in bringing droopy eyes back to life with blepharoplasty. Understand the benefits you can receive from blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is a facial surgery procedure on your eyelids. You might also hear this procedure called eyelid surgery.
As you get older, the muscles in your eyelids weaken, causing your eyelids to stretch. This results in the sagging, excess skin, and puffiness that can occur with aging that blepharoplasty corrects.
You can blepharoplasty on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Either way, blepharoplasty works by removing excess fat and skin in the eyelid and tightening the muscles in the area, decreasing drooping.
Depending on your reason for the procedure, you can expect several potential benefits from blepharoplasty. These include:
Saggy, droopy, and puffy-looking eyelids make you look older. More open eyes that don’t sag make you appear more youthful and make it easier for everyone to see the beauty in your eyes.
If your upper eyelids droop enough, they can cover your eyes in a way that impairs your vision. Blepharoplasty tightens the skin and muscles in your upper eyelids, raising them about your sight line.
Once the procedure is complete, you can expect to regain your vision before your eyelids begin to droop.
Puffy undereye bags caused by the aging process also make you look permanently tired, even if you had a good night of sleep. Upper eyelid sagging and drooping also leads to a tired appearance.
After getting blepharoplasty, you can expect to look more awake, alert, and well rested.
Having eyes that begin to sag as a hereditary trait or a part of aging can make you feel more self-conscious about your appearance. If drooping upper or lower eyelids have negatively impacted your self-esteem, you can expect to feel better about yourself after blepharoplasty.
To perform blepharoplasty, Dr. Fodero makes tiny incisions along the eyelid that remain discreet after your recovery. Although surgery time depends on the specific work done to your eyelids, it’s usually complete in under 3 hours.
You can almost always get blepharoplasty as an outpatient surgery and go home right after the procedure. By following Dr. Fodero’s aftercare instructions, your recovery is usually complete, with the full results of the procedure apparent, within 10-14 days.
If you’re struggling with your vision or dislike the way your upper or lower eyelids look, blepharoplasty and other facial surgery procedures can help your face more accurately reflect the way you see yourself. Contact us at Northeastern Plastic Surgery to learn more about your blepharoplasty options.