Tired of looking tired? Your eyelids may be drooping and sagging due to age, but there’s something you can do about it. This permanent procedure can give you the long-lasting results you’ve been looking for.
As you age, production of collagen and elastin decreases, causing our skin to wrinkle and sag. In your eyes, particularly you may be experiencing droopiness in your eyelids or bags due to allergies, salty foods, lack of sleep, an unhealthy diet, rubbing of the eyes or fat prolapse. A blepharoplasty procedure minimizes this puffiness by removing excess fat and skin, then tightening the area to remove wrinkles and the possibility of future sagging.
Candidates for a blepharoplasty typically includes individuals experience sagging, puffy, or loose skin around the upper and lower eyelids. Candidates must be in good health and non-smokers to undergo this procedure.
Before your procedure, Dr. Basile will first evaluate your facial structure to plan the proper techniques to reach your goals. Incisions for the procedure are made along your natural eyelid crease and lower lash line if both upper and lower eyelids are a target. Placement will allow for future scarring to be invisible. Excess fat and skin causing the droopiness will be removed and tightened as necessary.
For the first few days following your procedure, you will experience some light sensitivity and may be especially teary-eyed. Dr. Basile will give you an ointment to aid in the healing of the incisions. Swelling and bruising should subside within a few days and you can expect to return to normal activities within two weeks. Dr. Basile will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your recovery and to remove the stitches two to seven days following your procedure.