Are puffy eyelids getting in the way of your appearance? Heavy lids and drooping skin around the eyes can age you, and in some cases, they even make it more difficult to see. If you’d like a long-term solution, Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, could be for you. Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, can perform this treatment and help your eyes achieve a more open, refreshed look.
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
There’s a reason why Blepharoplasty is the most common type of eyelid surgery performed. Patients love this treatment’s ability to deliver long-lasting results. While the body will continue to age, it’s not uncommon for patients to enjoy their eyelid surgery results for 10 years or more.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lid, the lower lid, or both. The results are particularly long-lasting when performed on the lower lid. Lower lid surgeries rarely need to be touched up.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
This surgery removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from the eyelids to give the patient a more refreshed appearance. This outpatient treatment, which is performed using anesthesia, involves small incisions that are made either in the fold behind the eye, just inside the lower lid, or beneath the lashes on the lower lid. Those tiny incisions will give us the access we need to remove extra skin and fat and also tighten the area.
If both the upper and lower lids are being addressed, this treatment can usually be completed in about two hours.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Most patients take one or two weeks off of work and spend their recovery period resting at home. You’ll need to follow special steps to facilitate your recovery, including sleeping with your head elevated and avoiding strenuous exercise and lifting. You’ll also want to give your eyes plenty of rest as you recover. This means not spending too much time on the computer or playing games on your phone.
What Will It Feel Like After Treatment?
Patients sometimes worry about possible pain associated with this treatment, because of its proximity to the eyes. But recovery is easy and generally pain-free. Your eyes may feel a little itchy, but that will be the extent of any discomfort. Eyelid surgery is a very tolerable treatment, in part because the incisions are so shallow.
How Long Will It Be Before My Eyelids Improve?
It can take up to six weeks for your results to fully develop, although patients may see some immediate improvement soon after the treatment.
Why Do Patients Seek Out This Treatment?
The primary reasons patients undergo eyelid surgery are cosmetic. Eyelids that are droopy, puffy, and heavy can age a patient’s appearance and leave them looking tired, frustrated, or sad. Some individuals find that aging eyelids interfere with non-verbal communication by sending incorrect signals about what they’re feeling. Drooping eyelids can also interfere with a patient’s ability to see.
Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance, leaving you looking rested, alert, and more youthful. The results you get will be completely natural in appearance, and you won’t have to worry about looking as though you’ve had something done. This treatment won’t alter the natural shape or contour of your eyes; it’ll simply help them look smoother and younger. And you may even find that you have an easier time seeing!
Why Are My Eyelids Sagging?
The delicate skin around the eyes is typically where some of the first signs of aging show up. As collagen levels decline and the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity, the thin skin around the eyes can begin to wrinkle and sag. Your genes also play a role. If one of your parents had droopy eyelids, there’s a chance you’ll develop them too.
Because it’s hard to reverse the aging process or fight back against genetics, Blepharoplasty is a popular option for some patients.
Can I Do Anything To Keep the Skin Around My Eyes Healthy?
It’s impossible to completely ward off signs of aging around the eyes, but there are steps you can take to keep your skin as fresh and healthy as possible. Those steps include drinking plenty of water, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and refraining from excessive consumption of alcohol, which can be dehydrating. Following a conscientious skin care routine that involves high-quality moisturizers and serums is also important to maintaining skin health.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re in Good Overall Health
Patients should be non-smokers in good health and free of any serious underlying conditions. Those who undergo this treatment should also be in good emotional health and should have a realistic expectation of what can be accomplished.
You’re Unhappy With the Look of Your Eyelids
Patients most often turn to eyelid surgery because they’re unhappy with their appearance and want to turn back the clock. Blepharoplasty won’t help with crow’s feet, the fine lines that can radiate out from the corners of the eyes, but it can noticeably rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids and the immediate eye area.
You Want To Present the Best Version of Yourself
This type of surgery won’t radically alter your appearance, but it can soften signs of aging and help you achieve a healthy, younger appearance. Blepharoplasty can help you present a more youthful version of yourself.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
Your Cosmetics Will Go on Easier
Because this treatment tightens the skin around the eyes, restoring the natural contours of the eye area, patients are often surprised to find that cosmetics are easier to apply and more effective after treatment.
It Allows Light To Reach Your Eyes
This treatment opens up the area around the eyes in a way that allows light to reach the eyes. You may find that your eyes are brighter and more sparkling after treatment.
Treatment Can Be Tailored to Your Needs
No two sets of eyes are alike. We understand that, and we design a custom treatment to meet each individual’s cosmetic concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Perfect Age To Have This Treatment Performed?
There is no perfect age to have this treatment performed. Healthy adults of any age are eligible, although most patients tend to be over the age of 35 and experiencing age-related drooping.
Will I Have Any Scars After Treatment?
Scars are not a problem for patients who undergo eyelid surgery. The incisions we make will be tiny, and they’ll be tucked into the natural contours of the eye, where they won’t be noticeable.
Is This Treatment for Both Men and Women?
Yes. This treatment is an effective option for both male and female patients. We regularly perform eyelid surgery on patients of both genders.
How Does This Treatment Differ From a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts, which are also performed by our practice, focus on the eyebrows and the area above the eyebrows. A brow lift, as its name implies, lifts the eyebrows up and away from the eyes. It can also tighten the forehead, smoothing frown lines. Some of our patients opt to combine a brow lift with eyelid surgery. Laser skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, and botulinum toxin injections are also frequently performed in combination with a brow lift or an eyelid lift.
How Can I Tell if I Need My Upper or Lower Lids Addressed?
Fortunately, this isn’t a decision you have to make on your own. During your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate the area around your eyes and talk with you about what type of improvement you’d like to see. We’ll work with you to determine which lids should be addressed. We’ll also be able to determine whether a brow lift should also be incorporated into your treatment.
Will My Insurance Cover This Treatment?
If you’re scheduling eyelid surgery for cosmetic purposes, your health insurance plan is unlikely to cover it. If you’re scheduling it for medical purposes, such as obstructed vision, your treatment may be partially covered. It’s important to check with your insurer about coverage before scheduling treatment. Our practice also offers financing through CareCredit.
Are You Ready To Turn Back the Clock With Brighter, More Youthful Eyes?
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids? You don’t have to live with them. Eyelid surgery can tighten and smooth your lids, giving you a brighter, refreshed appearance. Best of all, the results will be long-lasting. What are you waiting for? Call Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, and schedule your eyelid surgery consultation today!