Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty) corrects these problems and also removes that puffiness and those bags under the eyes that make you look worn and tired.
What is Eyelid Rejuvenation?
There are two forms of eyelid surgery. In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Johnston marks the individual lines and creases of your lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. An incision is made, excess fat is removed or repositioned, and loose muscle and skin are removed. Fine sutures close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.
In lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Johnston makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures.
The sutures that are used are self-dissolving and leave no visible scar. Under normal conditions, a Blepharoplasty procedure in Orlando and Lake Mary can take one to two hours to complete.
Am I a good candidate for Eyelid Rejuvenation in the Orlando Area?
If you have drooping or baggy eyelids, and have reasonable expectations, you may be a good candidate. Be honest about your expectations, as well as if you are a smoker, or are taking medications or vitamins that might interfere with your healing. Dr. Johnston will discuss the outcome of your surgery with you.
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What can I expect from Eyelid Rejuvenation?
This procedure cannot alter dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor can it change sagging eyebrows. Though Blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, your surgeon may also recommend a brow lift, facelift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
How long is the recovery from Eyelid Rejuvenation?
Immediately after your surgery has been completed, Dr. Johnston may apply tiny sterile bandages. It is not crucial that the eyes be covered; however, an ointment to prevent dryness of the eye area may be used. A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Dr. Johnston will prescribe medication for discomfort.
Permanent stitches will be removed in three to five days post-op. Self-absorbing stitches dissolve on their own.