The eyes are a focal feature of the face. Aging eyes can convey the appearance of tiredness and loss of vitality. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can create a dramatic improvement in overall facial appearance. Often, our patients relate how eyelid surgery creates a better self-image and boosts their confidence.
Improved With Eyelid Surgery
- Sagging, low-hanging eyelids
- Puffiness under the eyes
- Unevenly distributed under-eye fat
- Poor vision caused by excess skin
Developing Your Eyelid Surgery Treatment Plan
The consultation is an important moment for developing your facial rejuvenation plan. Every patient has unique aging that should be evaluated before an eyelid surgery plan is developed. Natural results are achieved by Dr. Ackerman having a thorough understanding of facial anatomy as well as having detailed knowledge of your facial structures. He identifies issues from the surface all the way down to the bone. During your evaluation, Dr. Ackerman determines:
- Which areas of skin need to be addressed
- If you require upper eyelid correction, lower eyelid correction, or both
- If there is too much fat around the eyelids
- If there is loss of fat in certain areas around the eyes
Eyelid Surgery Process
Dr. Ackerman believes that any facial enhancement should be dramatic yet natural looking. Depending on the type of correction required, different techniques may be used to provide your necessary results. Excess skin is trimmed away from the upper and lower eyes, with the remaining tissue repositioned for a more attractive look. Fat may be distributed under the eyes to achieve a more well-rested appearance.
Upper lid incisions are placed in the natural creases of the lid so they aren’t visible following your recovery.
Lower lid incisions are placed either in the outer crease of the eye or with a transconjunctival technique, which places the incision along the inner eyelid.
You will experience some postoperative bruising and swelling, but Dr. Ackerman’s gentle manipulation technique allows you to return to your regular activities within 10 to 14 days. Minor swelling may remain at this time, but proper makeup and hairstyling can help you feel confident when returning to work. You should be fully recovered after six weeks.
Eyelid surgery lifts and supports the eyelids to help you appear more youthful. The natural aging process will still occur, but patients generally maintain an appearance that is several years younger than they actually are.
Boris M. Ackerman, MD
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