Find out how corrective eyelid surgery works and how it can improve the shape of your eyelids.
Blepharoplasty might sound like a mouth full but it’s just a medical term for eyelid surgery. This cosmetic procedure is used for improving the shape of your eyelids. Of course, we understand that you may have questions regarding this procedure and whether it’s right for you. From the office of our Winston-Salem, NC, facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs, here are some questions that are heard most often regarding this aesthetic treatment.
Why is blepharoplasty performed?
If our Winston-Salem, NC, facial cosmetic surgeons have performed an evaluation and determined that you have eyelid ptosis, in which the eyelids hang or droop then this corrective eyelid surgery may be the ideal treatment option for you. During blepharoplasty, our surgeons will remove excess tissue from the eyelids.
If eyelashes are dropping, then anchor blepharoplasty is an upper eyelid surgery that can help correct this type of eyelid ptosis.
What should I expect from treatment?
During the procedure, you will be under conscious sedation, which means that you may not remember any part of the procedure but you can still cooperate during surgery. This is important because the eyelids will need to be able to open and close during surgery, otherwise this can affect the results of this cosmetic surgery. This is why general anesthesia is not used for this simple procedure.
The procedure usually takes about one hour. During this procedure, a small incision is made at the crease near the upper eyelid. From there, some skin, muscle and fat are removed before the area is stitched up.
If you are getting blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid, then the incision will be made under the eyelashes so it’s less visible. From there, fat is removed and the skin and muscles are tightened before stitching the area.
Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
If you are dealing with unilateral or bilateral drooping or sagging eyelids that affect your appearance or obstruct your vision then blepharoplasty could be the ideal treatment option for you.
Do you have questions about getting blepharoplasty? Do you want to find out whether or not this is the right cosmetic option for improving your appearance? If so, the facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC, are ready to help.