Most would agree that eyes are one of the most important facial features because of the way they brighten the face and help express a wide range of emotions. More and more people in Dallas, TX are turning to Dallas Surgical Arts to revitalize the look of tired, aging eyes with an eyelid lift. This cosmetic surgery can refresh the appearance by reducing under-eye bags, lifting sagging lids, and sculpting the eye contours.
You may be an ideal blepharoplasty candidate if you have one or more of the following:
- Puffy eyelids
- Sagging skin in your upper eyelids
- Tired looking eyes
- Wrinkled lids
- Heavy or droopy upper lids
- Impaired vision
Bags Under Our Eyes
It’s quite natural for our lower eyelids to become loose and stretched out due to aging and elastic tissue damage caused by sun exposure. Bags under the eyes are caused by fat around the eyeball that pushes out on our loose lower lids. The eyelids stretch even more from the pressure of the fat, and a bulge forms. As sunlight or room light shines down from above, a shadow is formed under the bulge. It’s this dark shadow that creates a tired, old look.
Upper Eyelid Surgery – What to Expect
Dr. Sanovich performs eyelid surgery under intravenous sedation or a light general anesthesia. For upper eyelid rejuvenation, we use radiosurgery to make tiny, well-hidden incisions along the natural lines of the upper eyelid. Excess skin, and occasionally protruding fat and excess muscle, is removed using a special laser which prevents bruising. We close the lid with dissolving sutures to minimize discomfort. The stitches are hidden in the natural crease when the eye is open. You can expect only mild swelling and minimal bruising, thanks to the cutting edge advantage of laser technology.
Lower Eyelid Surgery – What to Expect
The lower lid blepharoplasty was designed to improve the puffy, protruding skin below the eyes. Dr. Sanovich makes a fine incision inside the lower lid with a laser which prevents bleeding, bruising, and swelling almost completely. Dr. Sanovich may also make an incision just below the lower eyelashes to remove loose skin from the lower lid and then close it with dissolving sutures. Noticeable bruising usually only occurs when skin is removed along with the fat. The skin heals extremely well in the lower lid, and fortunately, there is rarely a noticeable scar line.
After eyelid surgeries, most patients are back to their normal routines within a few days, although complete recovery may take a few weeks. Swelling, bruising and mild discomfort can be a part of the recovery process but nothing that can’t be alleviated with cold compresses and appropriate medication. Makeup should not be applied to the upper lid or lower lid suture line until two days after suture removal. Our esthetician will assist you with makeup application and skin care as you heal.
To prevent additional swelling, limit strenuous activity for a week after surgery. Feel free to take part in your everyday activities as your bruises subside and you feel comfortable with your appearance.
Your comfort and care is at the top of our list. Our team makes it a point to provide each patient with top notch care.
Specializing in oral maxillofacial surgery as well as reconstructive surgery allows us to accomplish your overall goals.
We treat each of our patients as an individual, and provide care according to their specific needs.
We are cutting-edge and use the most advanced technology and techniques.
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