Eyelid Surgery FAQs
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Sometimes, we just aren’t satisfied with our appearance. It can be because people comment things or simply because we are bothered. We recommend minimizing time with people who make you feel bad about yourself, because you don’t need that kind of negativity.
But, sometimes people comment without trying to hurt our feelings. They may ask if we are tired or angry for example, without realizing that that’s just the way we look! Unfortunately, this is too common. And if you feel uncomfortable with the tired look your face has, you may have already been looking into Blepharoplasty, or the cosmetic surgery that involves reshaping the eyelid area.
What does it treat?
Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to give you an eyelid that helps you see better, or just feel better. People choose this procedure for cosmetic reasons as well as medical reasons (especially when the eyelids droop into and impair your vision). Blepharoplasty involves removing some skin and fat above the eyelid, or below the eyelid, or both. It all depends on your concerns. Whether you have puffy eyes, or excess skin that dips into your vision, eyelid surgery may be a great option for you.
Will I have scars?
We know how to hide the scarring from eyelid surgery very well (and don’t let anyone tell you that there are never scars from surgery–there always are). We know how to minimize the scarring, and we will give you instructions on how to best care for your eyes when you get home, to help you heal. We position the scars so that they will fade into the crease of the eyelid and look just like any other crease in the skin.
Can I wear contact lenses?
We do not recommend that you wear contact lenses until your eyelids have had a chance to fully heal. Putting in and taking out contact lenses requires pulling on the skin of the eyelid which can cause excess stress.You will need to wear glasses for a few days or weeks, depending on your specific concern and healing time.
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