So, you’re excited to look ahead at the new year and all it will bring, but there is something standing in your way: your eyelids. Maybe they’ve started to puff and sag as you get older. Or maybe your eyes have always been a bit droopy, and it’s something that makes you self-conscious.
You might even be experiencing real problems seeing because of sagging eyelids. Fortunately, there’s a surgical option available to open up your eyes and let you look firmly into your future. This surgery is called blepharoplasty.
Dr. Mark Mathieson, as well as the rest of our team at Sterling Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PA, wants to help you look and feel as bright and shiny-eyed as possible. This can be done with a facial procedure like blepharoplasty. Not only will it let you move into the new year looking younger, it will make a resounding difference in the way you see the world.
The lowdown on blepharoplasty
This procedure can be an aesthetic option, a practical one, or both. Eyelids that tend to droop and sag with age can make your eyes less attractive as well as less functional. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can minimize these problems and give you back the functionality and look of more youthful, wider eyes.
Fatty deposits can appear around the eyes, causing them to sag as you get older. This can also cause puffiness to increase as you age. What’s more, wrinkles, bags under the eyes, and loose skin can all make your eyelids heavier and decrease your vision, as well as the aesthetic look of the eyes.
Also, some individuals deal with overly droopy eyelids all their lives, and deciding to make a change with blepharoplasty can give them the look you’ve always wanted.
How eyelid surgery works
You receive anesthesia before the procedure, and once you’re comfortably sedated, Dr. Mathieson performs the surgery by making incisions in either the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. Incisions are made specifically along the natural creases of the eye in order to hide any scarring, and then excess fat and tissue can be removed.
It usually takes about 10-14 days to recover from eyelid surgery, and the results are long-lasting and impressive.
A good candidate for eyelid surgery
If you don’t have any serious health conditions, including any severe eye problems, you’re likely a good candidate for this surgery. Nonsmokers and others who are expected to heal quickly are the best candidates.
Fortunately, this surgery is extremely specific to the needs of the patient, and the reason you’re seeking the procedure can easily be taken into account to give you the results you seek.
New year, new eyes, new you!
This year, you can put an end to squinting and widening, to fussing with bags and puffiness, and to feeling self-conscious about your eyes. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, call 941-208-6696 to make an appointment at our Sarasota, Florida, office. You can also send Dr. Mathieson and the team a message here on our website.