As we age, over time our eyelid contours may begin to show excess slack skin, fatty deposits or a combination of both. This transformation may create tired looking eyes.
One way to reverse this is through a cosmetic surgery called blepharoplasty, often referred to as an eyelid surgery. This operation has the ability to defy age in addition to offering patients a more well-rested appearance.
This type of procedure offers both upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation. Removing fatty deposits are addressed as well as droopy eyelid skin.
A blepharoplasty consistently gratifies patients with good results. For female patients, it often allows them to wear makeup better.
But for both women and men, the surgery will rejuvenate and renew the eye area.
Those who benefit from a blepharoplasty include:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho will first determine whether or not the excess skin on the upper eyelid is from the eyelid itself or a reflection from the descent of a brow. He’ll discover whether a patient’s brow position is optimal during the initial consultation examination.
It’s here, where Dr. Bolitho will gently manipulate the position of the brow, if necessary, to its ideal location to assess if there really is any redundant eyelid skin.
If the cosmetic answer truly is redundant skin, then a blepharoplasty is a good option.
Photos will be taken for your medical file and automatically downloaded to a state-of-the-art software program, TouchMD. The photographs will reflect the areas of potential cosmetic surgical treatment and are then uploaded to a touch screen in your examining room. Dr. Bolitho will utilize this software to get more in depth information regarding your aesthetic wishes. Dr. Bolitho will explain the surgical process with this touch screen and discuss the latest techniques he uses to achieve the most desired aesthetic outcome.
If you choose to move forward with your surgery, your patient coordinator will schedule a preoperative appointment. During this appointment you will meet with Dr. Bolitho once again to review your procedure and goals. You will also receive pre and postoperative detailed instructions. Dr. Bolitho will provide you with prescriptions prior to your surgery.
Following surgery, typically Dr. Bolitho lubricates the eye area and applies a sterile bandage on the area.
It’s normal for your lids to feel sensitive, sore and tight. Dr. Bolitho will prescribe medication to control any discomfort you may encounter. Postoperative patients may also have sensitivity to light.
Recovery may include:
Rigorous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. However, light exercise, such as walking can start as early as week following surgery. Again, Dr. Bolitho will give you specific guidelines.
Patients generally return to work a couple of weeks after surgery. Some bruising may still be visible. Wearing sunscreen and sunglasses when outdoors is highly advised.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho explains how cosmetic surgery is a journey. The transformations are wonderful, but patience is needed as your body adjusts to their new improvements.