Our eyes are a focal point during any social interaction in-person or online, and now mask wearing highlights our eyes even further. Often overlooked, heaviness around our eyes gives a tired, worn out appearance. Eyelid lifts address excess skin and fat pad prolapse which causes puffiness.
An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, is an ideal treatment for patients suffering from drooping eyelids, impaired vision due to loose skin, puffy under eye bags, or overall “tired” look from slight sagging.
Not only can excess skin give a tired, droopy appearance, but folds of excess upper lid skin can hang down to impair vision and can make applying makeup more difficult.
How long does eyelid surgery take?
Eyelid lifts are a quick, minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime. It’s a very easy, tolerated procedure. Only local anesthesia is needed, and patients are home within a matter of hours.
What is the recovery for eyelid surgery?
Recovery for blepharoplasty is not painful and typically patients only use Tylenol or the like for pain management. Most of the downtime is “social,” meaning downtime is typically restricted by the patient’s desire to hide having had work done. Recovery is not very painful and incisions heal well around the eye. As for follow up, sutures will be removed in one week. Final results are seen once swelling has completely resolved within a few weeks.
Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?
If you are experiencing eyelid droopiness or heaviness due to aging, genetics, or hormones – then you are a candidate for eyelid surgery.
The procedure can typically help improve:
- Upper Eyelid drooping. Opening the upper eye area, to appear more rested
- Reduce under-eye bags
- Removing loose skin and fat deposits on the upper or lower eyelids
- Improving obstructed by upper eyelid hooding
Why Choose Dr. Jason Nealy?
Dr. Nealy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a focus in breast, body and facial rejuvenation. What separates Dr. Nealy from others is his unique background in cosmetic surgery. After training in general surgery and achieving board-certification, he completed two fellowships in general cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. Because he is triple board-certified he is capable of taking care of cosmetic needs as well as any potential complications or revisional surgeries.
His attention to detail and ability to adapt his technique to each unique patient is what sets his results apart from others.
Are there non surgical options for eye rejuvenation?
Slight brow or lip drooping can be mildly improved by Botox treatments. Also, under eye hollowness or dark circles can be due to volume loss and treated with fillers treatments.