Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can brighten tired-looking eyes with sagging lids to create a more youthful, alert appearance. Expert plastic surgeon David Hopp, MD, offers this surgery to refresh your look at his office in Beverly Hills, California. To learn more about this surgery that reduces many of the common signs of aging in the eye area and can even clear up your vision that’s been obfuscated by drooping skin, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment online.
Bright, wide-open eyes contribute to a beautiful, expressive face. As you get older, the area above your eyes tends to get puffier and the skin grows lax, creating a tired, aged appearance.
Skin and fat can also start to accumulate in both upper and lower lids, which also affects the brightness of your eyes’ look. You may also see dark circles start to form underneath your eyes as you lose the subcutaneous fat there.
Eyelid surgery aims to correct these issues by removing excess skin and fat and filling in dark, sunken, under-eye circles.
Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation. You go home to recover the same day of the procedure. Dr. Hopp removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower lids – or both. All four lids can be corrected in one procedure. Excess fat from the lids may be relocated to the lower area of your eyes to improve the look of dark circles.
You’ll need to schedule a ride home from your surgery. If you had all four lids operated on, you may need help at home for a few days to help with recovery. Dr. Hopp can help schedule this service for you if necessary.
Expect some bruising and swelling in the eyelid area following surgery. You’ll need to take several days off of work, but the worst of the discoloration and swelling resolves within 1-2 weeks. For the first 48 hours following the procedure, you’ll apply cold compresses to the area regularly to aid in healing and resolve the discomfort.
It’s not uncommon to experience light sensitivity and eye dryness following surgery. However, some people experience excessive tearing instead.
Within 4-5 days after the procedure, your return to see Dr. Hopp to have any stitches removed. At this point, you can apply makeup to cover any remaining discoloration. Avoid sun exposure for several weeks as the UV rays can cause permanent discoloration in the bruised areas.
To learn how eyelid surgery can boost your youthfulness and beauty, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment online.