Our face is always the biggest betrayer of our advancing years. This is because
Getting older may be inevitable, but it doesn’t mean that you have to look your age. Blepharoplasty can reduce the amount of skin on your upper eyelids, eliminating sagging and helping you to look more youthful.
Signs that you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty
How do you know if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty? Dr. LoTempio requires all patients to attend a consultation so that she has the opportunity to discuss your hopes for the procedure with you, and so that she can examine you to ensure that the surgery will prove beneficial for you. Patients who are considered to be good candidates for blepharoplasty typically have:
- Sagging upper eyelids
- Sagging lower eyelids
- Moderate to large bags under the eyes
- Excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids
The blepharoplasty procedure
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can usually be performed with just a local anesthetic, meaning that you will be awake during your surgery. However, if you are particularly nervous about your procedure, you may be able to have a sedative to help you relax.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
Dr. LoTempio will make her incisions along the natural fold of the eyelid, which will help to disguise the scar. The excess skin is then removed, and the wound is closed using sutures.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Dr. LoTempio will make incisions on either the inside of your lower
Recovery from a blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, but it is still essential that you give yourself adequate time to heal after your surgery. Dr. LoTempio recommends that patients take off from work for at least 5 days.
As with most surgeries, swelling, bruising and redness are completely normal and to be expected, and this may last as long as ten days, after which the results of your surgery should be apparent. Any discomfort should be minimal, but medication to alleviate this may be prescribed if necessary.
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