If the effects of aging have left your eyes looking tired or older, eyelid rejuvenation could help restore a more youthful appearance. Eyelid rejuvenation is a minor surgical procedure called blepharoplasty that can minimize or eliminate puffiness, sagging, drooping, and excess skin around the eyes. Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu, the board certified and experienced dermatologist at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, can help you attain younger looking eyes with eyelid rejuvenation.
Benefits of Eyelid Rejuvenation
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery offers many benefits as it can treat several telltale signs of aging around the eyes. Some of the effects of aging that can be minimized or reversed with blepharoplasty include:
- Drooping or sagging eyelids
- Wrinkles and find lines around the eyes
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes
- Fat deposits or puffiness around the eyes
Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedure and Recovery
The blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure by the dermatologist at our Glendora, CA, cosmetic surgery center. Depending on whether the upper or lower eyelids are being treated, either general or local anesthesia will be used. Both procedures for the upper and lower eyelids take about two hours each to complete.
When performing eyelid rejuvenation on the upper eyelids, a discreet incision is made along the lash line or along the natural crease of the eye. Then, loose or sagging skin is carefully removed and the incision is sutured closed. For the lower eyelids, an incision is made along the lower lid, the skin is gently pulled back, and loose or sagging skin is removed. The area is then cauterized and sutured.
Patients might experience minor bruising, swelling, and discomfort following the procedure. Cold compresses can help provide relief from these symptoms. Activities should be limited for one to two weeks after having eyelid rejuvenation surgery to allow the eyes to heal. It is important not to put any strain on the eyes during this time and avoid activities such as reading or watching television. The strain these activities could cause additional inflammation or swelling and lead to a longer recovery period.
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery, or blepharoplasty, can give you a more youthful appearance by minimizing the effects of aging around the eyes. To learn more about eyelid rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sidhu, the highly skilled dermatologist at our Glendora, CA, practice, by calling Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center at (626) 852-3376.