The skin around our eyes is one of the biggest indicators of ageing. This is because as we age, our eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them weaken. This can cause the skin across the entire eye area to droop, sag and gather and even create bags under our eyes. In some extreme cases, the skin on and above the eyelids can droop so much that it can impair the peripheral vision of the patient. Blepharoplasty–otherwise known as eyelid surgery–can provide the solution to these problems and give your eyes a more youthful appearance.
Am I a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty?
To assess your candidacy for any cosmetic surgery procedure, including blepharoplasty, it will be necessary for you to attend a comprehensive consultation with Dr.
Most patients who opt for blepharoplasty have exhibited problems such as
- Baggy or dropping upper eyelids.
- Bags under their eyes.
- Drooping lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the iris (the colored part of the eye).
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids.
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids that impacts on peripheral vision.
The blepharoplasty procedure
Any blepharoplasty procedure
After your surgery you can expect Dr LaBruna to apply thin, sticky strips to support the eyelids, which
Recovery after blepharoplasty
It is normally advisable to take off from work for around a week after your blepharoplasty procedure. This will allow you the time to recover, although the appearance of your eyes may not return completely to normal for several weeks. Bruising, swelling, redness and some discomfort are all to
Dr. LaBruna will provide you with specific instructions regarding your care in the days following your procedure, and these should
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