What is the Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to improve one's lower and upper eyelids. Those who want to correct sagging skin on their top eyelid would opt for the upper blepharoplasty. Those people who are getting the lower blepharoplasty procedure done will have excess skin and fat deposits stored in the inner corner of their eyes removed.
Lower blepharoplasties correct bags that tend to accumulate under your eye. Dr. Jacono can either do the incision underneath your eyelid or through the inside of one of your eyes. Doctor Jacono will let you know which type will be best suited for the procedure. Then the fat and some skin is removed from the problem area. You should have a youthful, revived look after the surgery is completed.
What Limitations Can Be Expected From a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty only corrects the appearance of eyelids. Many people have eyebrows that descend onto their eye. These people might need a brow lift surgery to correct the problem. Also, people with puffy eyelids due to allergies will not see improved results with a blepharoplasty.
How Are Blepharoplasties Performed?
Dr. Jacono will perform an incision in one of two ways. Rest assured that the incision will heal immediately and should not be perceptible once it heals. The doctor will remove the skin, some muscle and fat. Then the skin will be sewn shut with stitches. The way the stitches will be positioned will be optimal for painless removal.
Lower blepharoplasties are performed differently. The incision is made under a person's eyelashes. Dr. Jacono will elevate the skin and muscle. He then will remove some excess fat and also transpose it to the darker under eye circles and hollows. This fills them and makes them look younger and rejuvenated. After this is done, a small strip of skin will be removed and the muscle tightened. The doctor will then close the incision with stitches. These stitches can also be removed painlessly.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Both the upper and lower blepharoplasties can be performed in about an hour.
Where Are The Incisions Made?
The incision for the upper eyelid procedure is made in the crease of a person's top eyelid. Lower blepharoplasties are either made under a person's eyelashes or inside of their eye.
Is This Procedure Painful?
Not really. Many patients feel a burning sensation in the affected area for an hour after the surgery is completed. This discomfort is temporary.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
The recovery process is not at all taxing. Patients are able to come home the day of the surgery, so there are no hospital stays. Dr. Jacono will need to see the patient for a post-operative follow up. It is at this time that the stitches are removed. Most of the swelling will be gone within 2 weeks of the surgery. The last bit will take about a month or two to resolve itself. However, the last bit of swelling is not usually noticed by other people. The majority of Dr. Jacono's patients are able to return to work a week after the procedure.
Will I Get Permanent Scars After a Blepharoplasty?
Since eyelid skin in the thinnest skin on a person's body, any scarring should heal and be barely perceptible.
How Soon After This Procedure Can I Resume My Workouts?
Experts recommend that patients wait three weeks before resuming their regular exercise routine.
Are There Any Possible Complications From A Blepharoplasty?
Some of the risks and complications that a patient could experience include the following symptoms:
- Blurred vision (temporary)
- Dry eyes
- Uneven scarring and healing
- Swelling in the corner of a patient's eyelids