A More Youthful Appearance in the Blink of an Eye
The eyes are the windows to the soul. They can reflect every feeling and emotion you feel, contributing a great deal to your facial expressions. As such, over time, the skin of the eyelids will stretch, muscles can weaken, and pouches of fat can appear. The drooping eyelids, undereye bags, and sagging brow that can result from this can add years to your face and make you appear tired.
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“I have always been self-conscious about my eyes. I was constantly being asked by friends if I was tired. I was afraid people would think I was crazy for having surgery at 42, but it was the best thing I ever did. I feel so much better when I see myself in the mirror. It improved my overall appearance. With the bags and wrinkles gone, I look as young as I feel.” – R.G.
Baltimore, Maryland, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner can help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed look with blepharoplasty or brow lifts. With this procedure, we can “open” your eyes by removing excess fat and skin above and below the eyes, enhance the natural shape of your eyes, and eliminate the tired look that often accompanies this problem. However, it cannot remove crow’s feet or undereye circles. It is often performed in conjunction with a brow lift or face lift.
Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty/Brow Lift
Below are some frequently asked questions. These are designed only to provide you with general information regarding this procedure. We will provide you with extensive information during your complimentary consultation in our Baltimore office. Any further questions or concerns may also be addressed at that time.
What will my recovery be like?
You will need to keep your head elevated for the first day or two following your eyelid surgery. Bruising and swelling may occur, which can be reduced with cold compresses. You may also experience some numbness or itching. Sutures are removed five to ten days after surgery. Bandages, if used, are removed within three days. You can generally return to work within one to two weeks. Blepharoplasty patients may experience sensitivity to light for several weeks. You should avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks, as well.
What are the risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved such as infection or bleeding. Blepharoplasty patients may experience blurred vision, asymmetrical healing, or difficulty closing the eyes during sleep. Browlifts can cause slight nerve damage, inability to move the eyebrows or forehead, or numbness. However, complications are rare.
Will there be scarring?
Incisions made during both types of procedures are done so as to be as inconspicuous as possible. Blepharoplasty is generally performed along or below the lash line, where the natural creases lie. Brow lift incisions are placed behind or along the hairline. It is unusual to have visible scars in either of these procedures.
How do I know if this procedure is right for me?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty and brow lifts are those with sagging eyelids or brows that are the result of age, stress, or genetics. If you are physically and emotionally healthy, and realistic in your expectations, this procedure may be right for you. Find out more by scheduling your complimentary consultation now.