BLEPHAROPLASTY

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR APPEARANCE WITH AN EYE LID LIFT

Do people constantly remark that you look tired? Do your colleagues ask you what’s wrong when you’re in a good mood? When you have droopy skin around the eyes, resulting in a tired or unhappy appearance, you may experience these things. Rather than letting this get you down, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your skin around this area, creating a more youthful and refreshed look.

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WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

HOW DOES AN EYELID LIFT WORK?

WHAT IS AN EYELID LIFT LIKE?

SHOULD I HAVE A BLEPHAROPLASTY?

Blepharoplasty is also known as an eyelid lift. This surgery will repair droopy eyelids, removing some of the excess fat and skin, and reposition muscle in this area.

As we get older, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles that support them get weaker, causing excess fat to gather below and above your eyelids. This results in bags under the eyes, droopy upper lids, and sagging eyebrows. Thankfully, blepharoplasty can rectify this.

You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if the following applies:

  • You have drooping or sagging eyelids – There are many different reasons why this can occur, including fat prolapse, genetics, fluid retention, and tugging or pulling at the skin around the eyes. Blepharoplasty can reverse this.
  • You have fatty deposits under your eyes – Under eye bags can be frustrating. When you were younger, you may have gotten these due to a bad night’s sleep. However, as we get older, they can become a permanent fixture no matter how much sleep we get. Allergies, lifestyle factors, and genetics can all play a role, but an eyelid lift can get rid of these fatty deposits.
  • Excess skin on your lower or upper eyelids – If you have loose skin on your eyelids, blepharoplasty can improve these cosmetic issues and remove any of the skin impairing your vision.

Some types of eyelid drooping may require a different type of procedure to address properly. Dr. Coville will diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment.

If you have surgery on both your lower and upper eyelids, Dr. Coville will typically tackle the latter first. Small cuts are made along the eyelid fold, through which Dr. Coville will remove excess skin and possibly fat. He will also reposition any muscle that has shifted. The cut will then be closed. The same process is carried out on the lower lid, with the incision made just underneath the lashes in the natural crease of your eye or inside of the lower lid.

You will be under anesthesia for this procedure so you do not feel any pain. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards, since you will probably still feel drowsy and have swelling around your eyes.

Very small incisions allow Dr. Coville to access the fat and tissue around the eyes, while larger incisions may be needed to remove excess skin. The doctor will hide these incisions in the natural folds of the eye so they become almost invisible.

If you have sagging skin or excess tissue around the eyes, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in overall good health. An evaluation and examination with Dr. Coville helps him determine whether this procedure will work best for you.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Coville may recommend some steps to prepare, including stopping any medicines that could increase bleeding and quitting smoking at least several weeks before surgery. Follow all instructions to make sure your surgery and healing process go smoothly.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BLEPHAROPLASTY

Blepharoplasty is also known as an eyelid lift. This surgery will repair droopy eyelids, removing some of the excess fat and skin, and reposition muscle in this area.

As we get older, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles that support them get weaker, causing excess fat to gather below and above your eyelids. This results in bags under the eyes, droopy upper lids, and sagging eyebrows. Thankfully, blepharoplasty can rectify this.

You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if the following applies:

  • You have drooping or sagging eyelids – There are many different reasons why this can occur, including fat prolapse, genetics, fluid retention, and tugging or pulling at the skin around the eyes. Blepharoplasty can reverse this.
  • You have fatty deposits under your eyes – Under eye bags can be frustrating. When you were younger, you may have gotten these due to a bad night’s sleep. However, as we get older, they can become a permanent fixture no matter how much sleep we get. Allergies, lifestyle factors, and genetics can all play a role, but an eyelid lift can get rid of these fatty deposits.
  • Excess skin on your lower or upper eyelids – If you have loose skin on your eyelids, blepharoplasty can improve these cosmetic issues and remove any of the skin impairing your vision.

Some types of eyelid drooping may require a different type of procedure to address properly. Dr. Coville will diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment.

If you have surgery on both your lower and upper eyelids, Dr. Coville will typically tackle the latter first. Small cuts are made along the eyelid fold, through which Dr. Coville will remove excess skin and possibly fat. He will also reposition any muscle that has shifted. The cut will then be closed. The same process is carried out on the lower lid, with the incision made just underneath the lashes in the natural crease of your eye or inside of the lower lid.

You will be under anesthesia for this procedure so you do not feel any pain. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards, since you will probably still feel drowsy and have swelling around your eyes.

Very small incisions allow Dr. Coville to access the fat and tissue around the eyes, while larger incisions may be needed to remove excess skin. The doctor will hide these incisions in the natural folds of the eye so they become almost invisible.

If you have sagging skin or excess tissue around the eyes, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in overall good health. An evaluation and examination with Dr. Coville helps him determine whether this procedure will work best for you.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Coville may recommend some steps to prepare, including stopping any medicines that could increase bleeding and quitting smoking at least several weeks before surgery. Follow all instructions to make sure your surgery and healing process go smoothly.

WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE?

When you undergo blepharoplasty, Dr. Coville will provide you with aftercare advice which is important to follow. We recommend you take one week off work for recovery. Do not engage in any activities that would stress the incisions while they heal. You may need assistance the day you go home.

You may see some redness, swelling and bruising around the eye area. This should last for approximately a week. You may not be able to see your full results during that time due to swelling, but once this has faded, you can enjoy your rejuvenated appearance.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

You can expect to look more rested and alert, with a more youthful and bright-eyed appearance. Without excess skin or fat obscuring them, your eyes will no longer look hooded or drooping.

As the focus of your face, bright and vibrant-looking eyes can help improve your confidence and make you feel better making eye contact with others. The results of an eyelid lift can be expected to last for many years.

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Dr. Frederick Coville

Frederick A. Coville, M.D., Cornerstone Plastic Surgery’s Owner and Medical Director, has been an Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon for over 25 years. He firmly believes each of us possesses an inner “Foundational Beauty.”

As a student of beauty all his life, he calls upon his naturally artistic eye and God-given talents as a surgeon to deliver the results you demand. Dr. Fred likes to say, “It’s my job to help you find Your Beautiful!”

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