With time and aging, your eyelids can become droopy and sag. If people are asking you if you’re tired, assume you are asleep, or you have that heavy-lidded feeling, it may not be lack of sleep. It may simply be sagging, droopy skin that is causing the issue. Eyelid surgery can change how you see the world – and how the world sees you.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Involve?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that tightens the muscles around the eyelids and removes excess fat. Sun damage, weight gain, and aging can all impact the skin and muscle tone around your eyes. You can have an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both. During the procedure, Dr. Mao will adjust or remove fat, tighten muscles, and lift the upper lid. The procedure can be done under local anesthetic, although some patients are nervous or anxious enough to require general anesthetic. The procedure can be minimally invasive, performed arthroscopically. You can discuss whether you’re a candidate for arthroscopic surgery during your consultation.
What Do I Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery?
While eyelid surgery cannot prevent future aging, the results are long-lasting, and you will continue to see improvement for up to a year after the surgery. Eyelid surgery can give you a more youthful-looking appearance. The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is a healthy non-smoker. Because of the proximity to the eye, this surgery should only be performed by an experienced, board-certified physician. For the best results, you must follow the post-operative instructions provided by your doctor.
Eyelid surgery is the second-most popular request after a rhinoplasty. It can make a remarkable difference in your appearance and in your confidence. Dr. Mao believes there are unique features on everyone’s face that can be balanced or enhanced. He is fully experienced in utilizing both surgical and non-surgical approaches. If you’re interested in exploring rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures fill out this form or call (203) 907-0501 to schedule a consultation. Be sure to visit Dr. Mao’s photo gallery to see what’s possible.