Would you like to eliminate bags of fat and sagging skin from around your eyes? Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery in Georgia can improve these conditions and rejuvenate your upper face. Our practice caters to residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and neighboring communities in Georgia.
What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure to remove fat, along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
How can Blepharoplasty make me look younger?
Eyelid surgery rejuvenates your appearance by trimming away sagging skin that may hang from the upper and lower eyelids, and fatty deposits that cause bags under the eyes. The procedure helps to achieve a more toned and youthful appearance in the upper face.
How is Eyelid Surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery usually takes one to three hours and is most often performed under local anesthesia along with oral or intravenous sedatives. You’ll be awake during the surgery, but relaxed and insensitive to pain. Typically, Dr. Bootstaylor makes incisions along the natural lines of your eyelids, in your upper eyelid’s creases, and just below the lower lid lashes. Working through these incisions, Dr. Bootstaylor separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and trims sagging skin and muscle. Once completed, the incisions are closed with fine sutures.
Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital.
Will Blepharoplasty affect my vision?
Some patients have excess skin that hangs from the upper eyelid, partially obstructing their vision. In these patients, eyelid surgery may actually improve their ability to see clearly. Eyelid surgery has no known negative effects on a patient’s vision.
Will Eyelid Surgery remove dark circles under my eyes?
Eyelid surgery may eliminate dark circles underneath the eyes when caused by excess skin or fatty deposits under the eyes; however, other issues such as hyperpigmentation may be causing the problem, in which case, blepharoplasty may not be the best treatment option, and you may be able to treat the problem non-surgically with skin rejuvienation or other cosmetic treatments.
How long does it take to heal from Blepharoplasty?
You should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. However, you can’t wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and even then they may feel uncomfortable. Most people feel ready to go back to work in a week to 10 days. By then, depending on your rate of healing and your doctor’s instructions, you’ll probably be able to wear makeup to hide the bruising that remains. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses, as well as a special sunblock made for eyelids when you go out. Dr. Bootstaylor will encourage you to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days and to avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It’s especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol since it causes fluid retention.
Is Blepharoplasty safe?
Complications with eyelid surgery are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection or a reaction to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Bootstaylor’s instructions both before and after surgery.
Don’t let saggy eyelids mar your facial appearance. The team of specialists at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery is passionate about helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Using the latest and most advanced procedures in the industry, we provide safe and effective eyelid surgery and other procedures for patients residing in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and nearby communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!