Wake Up Those Eyes!
Are you tired of having tired eyes? The sagging skin and fat deposits that come with age aren’t kind to the eyes. And it doesn’t help that this area has some of the thinnest skin on the entire human body, so it is more prone to wrinkling and sagging.
Blepharoplasty to the rescue! That’s the clinical term for eyelid surgery and it can return a youthful, rested look to your eyes and the overall look of your face. After all, the eyes are the focal point when humans look at one another.
Dr. Saltz can perform eyelid surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids, removing excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles where needed. Specifically, he can remove or reposition excess fat deposits to take away the puffy look of your upper eyelids. On the bottom lid, he can remove excess skin or tighten the skin to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and bags under the eyes.
Who Can Benefit from Eyelid Surgery?
Both men and women can benefit from blepharoplasty. Aging affects everyone’s eyes, and if the skin sags enough it can impact a person’s vision. Good candidates typically have healthy facial muscles and tissue, and don’t have any serious eye diseases. Glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina can all interfere with the surgery, so it is important to detail any of these with Dr. Saltz in your consultation. During that time, Dr. Saltz will discuss your expectations for your eyelid surgery to be sure they are realistic with what can be achieved.
You should also do research on your own prior to your consultation, familiarizing yourself with the procedure and viewing before-and-after photos of Dr. Saltz’ actual surgery patients.
About Blepharoplasty with Dr. Saltz
Eyelid surgery is very delicate, involving small incisions. The position of those incisions depends on which eyelid is being addressed. For upper eyelid surgery, a small incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid so it will be well concealed. The procedure then involves tightening muscle tissue, repositioning fat, and removing excess skin.
For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made just below the lower eyelash. Through the small incision excess skin is removed to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and bags. Another option, a transconjunctival incision, can be made inside the lower eyelid to further minimize scarring.
If you are prone to dark circles under your eyes, Dr. Saltz can also use a laser chemical peel to remove or thoroughly lessen their appearance. If this is something you are interested in, you can discuss this with Dr. Saltz during your consultation.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
Recovery from eyelid surgery is very fast. After your surgery, you will be given an eye lubricant, cold compress, and possibly light gauze bandages for your eyes to reduce bruising and swelling, and to keep you comfortable. There will likely be some bruising and minor swelling, but in a week or so your eyelids should look perfectly normal. After around a week, your stitches will be removed and you’ll enjoy your new, younger eyes.
Eyelid surgery is sometimes covered by insurance. Although Dr. Saltz is not a preferred provider with any insurance plan, we can provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company post-surgery so you can seek reimbursement.