If your eyes are looking tired and puffy, then it’s possible to get younger looking eyes and refresh your look with eyelid surgery. Within the last decade, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty has become a very popular cosmetic surgeon not only for women, but men as well. Eyelid surgery rejuvenates the entire face, by removing skin and fat from both eyelids.
Why choose eyelid surgery
The area around the eyes is often one of the first places to show signs of aging. As the skin thins and the muscles beneath the eyes become lax, several symptoms develop. There is often excess skin on the upper eyelids, which gives a hooded effect, and pockets of fat also appear beneath the eyes.
The ideal candidates for surgery are men and women who have puffy, fatty eyelids. People experiencing vision obstruction due to saggy upper eyelids are also good candidates. Candidates should be over the age of 18 and in good health.
Before the operation, the surgeon generally marks the area on the eyelids from which skin will be trimmed and fat removed. Surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete. The incisions are generally made within the natural crease of the eyelids, and so scars are well-concealed (read more).
Patients will experience minor pain, as well as some bruising and swelling. However this usually subsides within 2 weeks.
Eyelid surgery in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Find out more about how to get younger looking eyes with eyelid surgery, by contacting Rocheford Plastic Surgery, in Woodbury, MN. Dr. Heather Rocheford is a well-known and respected aesthetic plastic surgeon, so you are sure to feel comfortable in her care. Call her office today at (651) 739-1100 to schedule a consultation.