Blepharoplasty: What is it?
As we age, everything seems to move slowly downward. This isn’t so much a problem as an observation, especially when it comes to certain parts of the body. Aging gracefully is a wonderful thing, but sometimes we want to help ourselves age a little more gracefully! This is especially true when it comes to our eyes. If the skin above your eyes has started to move down and into your vision, then it’s time to talk.
Being able to see is important, no matter how old we are. Keep reading to learn about blepharoplasty, and how it might be able to help you.
What is it?
Blepharoplasty is also referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery. It focuses on removing and reshaping the skin and fat around the eyelids. That means that the extra skin above your eyelids can be removed along with a small amount of fat, which can give you better vision. It also allows your friends and family to see you better.
Upper blepharoplasty focuses on the skin and fat above the upper eyelid, where it can sink down into your vision. Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the bags under your eyes, which are mostly fat. This fat and some skin can be removed to give you a more awake, bright appearance.
Will I have scars?
Scarring is minimal, though there are always scars when it comes to surgical procedures. We are very good at hiding those scars so they will not distract from your new, beautiful appearance.
Can I wear contact lenses?
We do not recommend wearing contact lenses for a time after your blepharoplasty. This is because inserting and removing contact lenses requires pulling on the eyelids, and they will need time to heal. We recommend that you bring your glasses or sunglasses to wear after your procedure and for a time afterwards as your eyelids heal.
If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty and how it can change the way you see the world, and how the world sees you, give us a call. Call us today at (201) 664-8000 to schedule a consultation about blepharoplasty.