If you are tired of looking tired or having others tell you to get some rest, it might be time to consider eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty. Our Lexington and Louisville, KY patients at CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery Center choose this procedure because it can make a dramatic improvement without extensive incisions or downtime.
Patient had brow and periorbital concerns consisting of excess skin of upper and lower eyelid and excess fat of lower eyelid. Patient had the following procedures: bilateral lower blepharoplasty with muscle sling, and fat transfer to cheeks and malar. Read More
Patient had concerns regarding his brow/periorbital and nose area, upper and lower eyelid hodding and difficulty with peripheral vision. His brow and periorbital concerns consist of excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids, heavy upper eyelids, and eyelid hooding. Patient underwent the following procedures: Bilateral upper lepharoplasy with transblepharoplasty... Read More
Patient had general concerns regarding brow and periorbital area. Her concerns were: skin and fat excess of upper and lower eyelid, and tired look to eyes. Patient underwent a bilateral lower blepharoplasty with canthopexy and muscle sling, bilateral upper blepharoplasty and fat transfer to cheek area. Read More
Eyelid surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in our on-site surgical suite. This procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours and is usually performed with the patient under local or IV sedation. Eyelid surgery is a highly detailed procedure that requires the surgeon to make careful incisions and corrections. The procedure may involve removing or repositioning fat, removing excess skin, and altering muscles. Incisions are very fine and hidden within the natural folds and creases of the eyelids.
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Healing rates after blepharoplasty vary from person to person. In general, expect temporary discomfort, tightness of the lids, or swelling. Temporary dryness of the eyes and burning may also occur. Bruising may last for 2 to 3 weeks.
Return to Work
Patients are typically ready to return to work in 7 to 10 days but should limit strenuous activity for 3 weeks or more.
Other Things to Know
Results from eyelid surgery are typically long-lasting. Although surgery will not halt the aging process, it will create a lasting improvement that continues to keep you looking younger than your chronological age.
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Risks involved in this procedure include temporarily blurred or double vision, blindness (extremely rare), infection, swelling and bruising, difficulty in closing eyes, and pulling down of lower eyelids.
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