Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that diminishes aging signs of the upper and lower eyelids. Environmental elements together with lifestyle choices and heredity factors can all affect the appearance of the eye area. Droopy, saggy lids and puffy bags can create an angry, sad or tired expression. In most cases, a blepharoplasty is used to remove and redrape the skin, fat, and muscle of both the upper and lower eyelids, improving the contour and shape. Dr. Niki Christopoulos uses the most advanced techniques to restore the vibrancy, well rested and refreshed look you desire.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
Patients wanting to correct heavy eyelids, under eye bags, and wrinkled drooping eyelids. A cosmetic consultation is required to determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Dr. Christopoulos will also discuss your surgical goals as well as answer all of your questions.
About The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Dr. Christopoulos surgical procedures are performed in a fully accredited outpatient surgical facility. The procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on whether both the upper and lower eyelids are being treated. Dr. Christopoulos, in conjunction with an anesthesiologist, will use either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and safe during your procedure.
The incisions are chosen to hide discreetly along natural skin creases. In the upper eyelid, these incisions are well camouflaged in an upper eyelid crease. In the lower eyelid, this incision is just below the lash line. Dr. Christopoulos also uses a transconjuctival incision, which is hidden inside the lower eyelid, to reposition fat and improve the overall contour.
Recovery And Results From Eyelid Surgery
Depending on the type of procedure received, the recovery process can vary from individual to individual. Ordinarily, some bruising and swelling may occur in the eyelid area and may last anywhere from several days to several weeks. Within the first week, the sutures are removed and most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days to a week. Results from your eyelid surgery will become visible as the bruising and swelling subside.
Dr. Christopoulos is very active with her patients’ post-operative care. For this reason, recovery from eyelid surgery is closely monitored to help insure your goals are realized!
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopoulos to discuss further any questions you may have.