Yours eyes are one of the most dynamic and engaging features of your face and frequently blamed as the giveaway of your age. The thin skin and frequently eyelid movements and squinting create an optimal environment for wrinkle formation. The fat pads that surround and pad the eyes frequently bulge with age and create eyelid bags. Fortunately, these issues can be corrected. Periorbital or eyelid rejuvenation is one of the most powerful aesthetic procedures to improve your overall appearance. Your eyes will appear more open and engaging and removing bags can eliminate a tired appearance.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in the following:
- Upper eyelid hooding
- Fat pad herniation
- Loose crepe skin
- Tear trough deformity
- Eyelid ptosis
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
Upper eyelid surgery uses a curved incision that is hidden in eyelid crease. This allows Dr. Butz to remove any excess skin and address bulging fat pads. If there are issues with eyelid ptosis, Dr. Butz can correct the levator aponeurosis to improve eyelid opening.
The lower eyelid can be addressed using a hidden Transconjunctival incision or an incision below the lash line depending on your needs.
The procedure is typically performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist under light anesthesia or under local anesthesia in the office. You may have some bruising and swelling that will subside in 24-72 hours. Head elevation and icing can help minimize bruising and swelling. Most people have minimal pain and are ready to be social in 5-7 days. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Location: Outpatient or Office Based
Recovery Time: 5-7 days
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.