Are you sometimes seen as older than you are? Do friends often ask you why you’re so frustrated when you’re feeling calm? The skin around the eyes is one of the first places signs of aging appear, and fine lines and puffiness can give you an older, tired, exasperated appearance. But blepharoplasty, a cosmetic eyelid surgery performed by Adoro Medical Spa, with locations in Annapolis, Severna Park, and Columbia, MD, can help.
How Does Blepharoplasty Work?
Blepharoplasty removes extra skin and repositions fat to reduce sagging and bagginess while rejuvenating the eyelids. The eyelids will appear smooth and toned after this treatment, and they’ll no longer droop. Patients who have received cosmetic eyelid surgery appear more rested, relaxed, and youthful.
We perform this treatment under sedation using a laser beam capable of vaporizing tissue. We can address the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or do both eyelids on each eye during the same treatment. If both the upper and lower lids are addressed, the entire treatment can usually be performed in about two hours.
What Is Recovery Like?
Because this is an outpatient treatment, you’ll be able to head home to recover. You may notice that your eyes feel dry, itchy, or sensitive for the next few days, but these sensations will quickly subside. During the first week after cosmetic eyelid surgery, you’ll be asked to refrain from bending, strenuous exercise, or heavy lifting. You may also want to plan on limiting the amount of time you spend reading or working on computer screens.
Most normal activities, including the use of contact lenses, can be resumed after about two weeks.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Most patients notice some improvement in the appearance of their eyes right away, with their full results taking shape within four to six weeks.
Can This Be Performed With Other Treatments?
Yes. Laser skin resurfacing and a forehead lift are just two of the treatments our patients frequently pair with cosmetic eyelid surgery. We design a custom treatment plan for each individual we work with.
Why Have My Eyelids Begun To Sag?
For many patients, eyelid puffiness and sagging are a natural part of aging. As the body produces less collagen, the skin becomes looser and drooping occurs. The anatomy of the eye area may also start to shift in a way that allows for sagging. Some other patients are genetically predisposed to puffy, heavy eyelids, and they’ve had this feature their entire lives.
It’s almost impossible for patients to firm up sagging eyelids on their own, making cosmetic eyelid surgery an appealing option for many.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
It Can Revitalize Droopy, Aging Eyelids
This treatment can rejuvenate your appearance by eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, bagginess, and puffiness. Your eyelids with have smooth, youthful contours, and you’ll appear younger. If aging eyelids are taking a toll on your appearance, this treatment can help.
It Reduces Discomfort
Do you sometimes struggle with itchy, watery, uncomfortable eyes? Excess skin or fat around your eyelids can lead to irritation and burning. This treatment eliminates the excess tissue and can clear up that type of discomfort.
It Can Improve Communication
The eyes play an important role in non-verbal communication. If you are frequently asked why you’re so tired, sad, or frustrated, aging eyes may be miscommunicating your true feelings. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you’ll appear more rested, alert, and approachable.
It May Enhance Your Vision
Drooping eyelids can sometimes obstruct your vision. Once those puffy, sagging eyelids have been tightened up and lifted back into their natural position, you’ll no longer squint, and you may be surprised to discover just how much better you can see.
It Can Brighten the Eyes
By eliminating some of the excess skin and tissue that contributes to sagging, this treatment opens up the upper face and makes it easier for light to reach the eyes. You may find that your eyes sparkle and are more vivid in color after this treatment.
It Will Allow Cosmetics To Be More Effective
Patients who use eye makeup often find that cosmetic eyelid surgery better defines their features and makes cosmetics easier to apply. Your cosmetics will also be more effective!
It Involves Minimal Downtime
The recovery time associated with this treatment is minimal, with most patients back at work within about 10 days. If you want to refresh your appearance but you can’t set aside a lot of time for recovery, this treatment could be an ideal solution.
It Offers Long-Lasting Results
Blepharoplasty offers long-lasting improvement in the appearance of the eyelids, particularly the lower lids. Patients who undergo lower eyelid surgery often enjoy their results for the rest of their lives. Upper eyelid surgery results often last eight years or more. Your overall body will continue to age, and this may shift your results over time, but this type of eyelid surgery can resolve your cosmetic concerns for years to come. Best of all, there will be no visible scarring.
It Will Improve Your Self Confidence
The youthful appearance patients can achieve with this surgery often boosts their self-confidence. This treatment allows you to feel great about the way you look.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re in Good Health
The best candidates are nonsmokers who are in good overall health and not experiencing eye conditions like glaucoma.
You’re Struggling With Heavy, Puffy Eyelids
Patients typically seek this treatment out because they’re unhappy with puffy, aging eyelids. Patients are frequently frustrated with the way their eyelids are aging their appearance or are struggling with the visual limitation imposed by drooping lids.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Patients who undergo blepharoplasty should understand what the treatment involves and should have realistic expectations about what it can accomplish. This treatment won’t change your facial structure or dramatically alter how you look, but it can help you turn back the clock and achieve a healthy, rested, more youthful appearance.
You Want Natural Improvement
Blepharoplasty patients enjoy a noticeable improvement, but they don’t have to worry about looking dramatically different or appearing as though they underwent cosmetic surgery. You’ll simply appear as though you’ve been taking good care of yourself.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Men?
Yes. Men are concerned about aging in the eye area just like women are. When performing this treatment on men, we take into account the uniqueness of male facial anatomy and design our treatment plan accordingly. Our goal with any patient is to open up the area around the eyes without interfering with the individual’s natural facial characteristics.
Will Insurance Cover This?
Health insurance sometimes covers cosmetic eyelid surgery when it is performed for medical purposes, such as restoring the patient’s line of sight. If it is performed for cosmetic reasons, insurance usually does not cover it. Our practice can provide information on healthcare financing options.
Will Cosmetic Eye Surgery Help With Facial Wrinkles?
This treatment will smooth and tighten lined skin on the eyelids, but it usually does not help with crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles. The one exception is forehead creases. If you are repeatedly squinting to see out from beneath sagging eyelids, the improved vision you enjoy after this treatment may unfurrow forehead creases as a result.
What Is the Best Age To Undergo This Treatment?
There is no magic age at which to schedule this treatment because it is effective on adults of all ages. But the patients who most often schedule cosmetic eyelid surgery are over the age of 40 and are interested in combatting early signs of aging in the upper face.
How Does This Differ From a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, which our practice also performs, focuses on the part of the face above the eyes. A brow lift lifts a brow line that has begun to sag and rejuvenates the appearance of the forehead. Patients frequently have cosmetic eye surgery and a brow lift performed at the same time.
Could Blepharoplasty Be a Solution for You?
If you’d like to turn back the clock and achieve more youthful eyes with the help of an easy treatment that delivers results quickly, cosmetic eyelid surgery may be for you. Puffiness and sagging don’t have to be a part of the aging process. Don’t wait any longer. Call Adoro Medical Spa, with locations in Annapolis, Severna Park, and Columbia, MD, and schedule your initial consultation today!