Orlando Blepharoplasty Surgery
They say your eyes are a window into you. What do your eyes say? If your eyelids are puffy or sagging, they may be saying that you’re tired or angry, even if you feel relaxed and rested.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that helps you convey that relaxed and rested feeling through more vibrant eyes.
What are the causes of sagging or puffy eyelids?
Causes for sagging or puffy eyelids vary. It can be hereditary, or it can be environmental – something as simple as sun damage can cause your eyelids to sag. It can also result from chronic allergies, heavy smoking, or other medical conditions.
Most often, it’s simply the result of aging. A fibrous ligament behind your eyelids grows weaker as you age. As it grows weaker, the fatty tissue behind it pushes that fibrous ligament forward, which in turn pushes your eyelids down and out, causing the sagging and puffy look.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty, can be can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure involves removing excess skin and removing or redistributing the fatty material behind the skin so that it doesn’t push forward on the eyelids. The result is simple: your eyes become a mirror for how you truly feel, and the days of looking tired or angry are left behind.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed on the lower eyelids. Like upper lid blepharoplasty, the procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the structures that support the lower eyelid, or sometimes just removing excessive fat from an incision behind the eyelid. When all is said and done, the wrinkles around the eye are smoothed and bags under the eyes are a thing of the past.
Blepharoplasty isn’t merely cosmetic. There are also direct benefits to your vision. In all, the benefits are many:
- Improved field of vision
- A brighter, more refreshed appearance
- Removal of bags under the eyelid
- Fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids are smoothed
- Improved symmetry between the left and right eyelids
Immediately after the surgery, you will experience some bruising and soreness around your eyes, but recovery is swift in most cases. Most professional can be back to work one week after surgery.