Do your eyes constantly look tired, even when you’ve achieved a full night’s rest?

Would you like to achieve a more youthful appearance with a once in a lifetime procedure? If so, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) from Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

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How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps improve the appearance of the eyes. The procedure can alleviate functional problems, such as sagging skin affecting your vision, as well as addressing aesthetic concerns. An eyelid lift can focus on upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Upper Blepharoplasty

During an upper eyelid procedure, an incision is generally hidden within the natural fold of the upper lid, extending slightly beyond the outside corner and into the laugh lines or other existing creases. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue is removed.

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Lower Blepharoplasty

During a lower eyelid procedure, an incision is often hidden just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, or fat may be redistributed to reduce puffiness or bulges. Other adjustments to correct special problems such as muscle laxity may be performed. A laser may sometimes be used in conjunction with this method to tighten and smooth the lower eyelid skin.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is a healthy adult who would like to combat visible signs of aging on the upper face. Patients who are non-smokers tend to have the best results from blepharoplasty surgery. You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision.
  • A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired.
  • Excess skin, fine lines, and wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids.
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

Dr. Craig may suggest pairing your blepharoplasty with another procedure. For example, if your eyelids are accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows, a Forehead Lift may be recommended.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Treatment times may vary based on your individual concerns, the type of blepharoplasty, and if you’ve opted for combination procedures. Typically, upper eyelid surgery can be done in less than 1-hour. Lower eyelid surgery is somewhat more complex and can take a little longer. Patients who have both procedures done can expect to be in surgery for approximately 2 hours. Most eyelid surgeries are done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

What Results Will I See?*

Visible results can be seen immediately following your procedure. Excess skin will have been removed leaving the eyes more open and vibrant. Fine lines and wrinkles will be dramatically reduced making you look years younger. Results will gradually improve as post-surgical swelling dissipates.

Final results from your blepharoplasty can take up to 6-months or longer. Eyelid surgery is a long-term procedure, and many patients only need one in a lifetime.

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Is There Any Downtime?*

The amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. Initially, you may feel a “tight” sensation around the eyes and some mild discomfort that can be alleviated with medication. During the first 48-hours following surgery, patients experience varying degrees of swelling and bruising.

Your vision may continue to be somewhat blurry for a few days or more. Your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light, and you may experience excess tearing or dryness. Dr. Craig recommends natural saline tears to help relieve any burning, itching or dryness.

Some patients find mild swelling persists for several weeks, while others may see swelling resolve in as little as one week. Bruising typically disappears within 7-10 days. Stitches are usually removed within a week of surgery. Dark sunglasses are encouraged to protect your eyes from wind and sun irritation throughout the healing process.

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Ready to learn more about Eyelid Surgery at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 662-377-6290 to schedule your consultation today!

*Individual Results May Vary*