Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Puerto Rico
Eyelid surgery is more properly known as blepharoplasty with upper or lower referring to the area of the eye that will be treated.
An upper blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of your eyes by making them “open up” giving them a bigger and brighter appearance. Many people, and not just women, complain of having “tired eyes” as they get older. This is often due to sagging and loss of elasticity of the skin around the eyes.
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate this tired-eye appearance, but you must have realistic expectations. You can’t go into the doctor’s office think that you will exit looking 20 years younger.
How does blepharoplasty perk up my eyes?
Upper blepharoplasty removes excess fat from underneath the skin of the upper eyelids. It is this fat that makes eyes appear puffy. Also, it can tighten loose or sagging skin that creates folds making one look older than they are. This is called an eyelid lift.
Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fine wrinkles from the lower eyelid. This procedure also addresses eye bags and can correct the droopiness that causes the whites of the eyes to be revealed.
Is this surgery done under general anesthesia?
While it can be done under general anesthesia, most plastic surgeons prefer local anesthesia because they prefer an active patient that can open and close their eyes, allowing for better results.
Isn’t it painful if this surgery is done under local anesthesia?
While there is an initial sting of pain as the surgeon injects the local anesthetic needed for numbing, this pain feel similar to an ant bite. After that, your skin is numb and you don’t feel any pain. However, the feeling of minor discomfort as the tissues are worked is normal.
Should you feel pain when the surgeon is working the deeper tissues, they can painlessly increase your anesthesia.
Lots of swelling and bruising around your eyes is normal after surgery. This will get worse the day after the surgery, but then will begin to subside after that. Additionally, there may be some oozing around the stiches, as well as some excessive tears, which could be bloody. This is all normal and to be expected.
You must avoid exercising and carrying heavy objects during the first week post-surgery because this can cause swelling. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any questions or feel that something is not right.
When should I see the results of my surgery?
Most results will be evident after several weeks, but it can take up to a year for the incision lines to completely blend in. Blepharoplasty is typically done only once in a lifetime because the results will last for many years. Keep in mind though that you will continue to age naturally after the procedure.
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