The stresses of daily life can take their toll on us physically and emotionally. Stress, regardless of its source, can present itself on our faces and cause us to look aged and tired. Luckily, there’s a way to correct this. If you need a little “pick me up”, Blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) may be the ideal cosmetic solution for you.
Why Should I Consider An Eyelid Lift?
As we age, the muscles around our eyes can weaken. This natural aging process eventually causes the skin to look wrinkled and eyelids may sag. Bags may appear under our eyes, or we may see puffiness above and below the eyelids. This procedure eliminates the extra skin to achieve a more youthful look around our eyes. In some cases, it can even improve your vision.
The Eyelid Lift Process
Our knowledgeable and experienced facial aesthetics doctor in 60619 will eliminate the extra skin and fat around your eyes to restore a natural, more vibrant appearance. The procedure involves making an incision on the fold of the eyelid. It generally takes less than a couple of hours to complete and recovery time is about a week.
The Recovery Process
After the procedure your eyes may feel tight and slightly sore. The soreness will subside after a few days. You may experience some swelling and bruising, which typically last about two weeks. You will want to keep your head elevated as much as possible during that time and use cold compresses to bring down the swelling. After the procedure, we will typically give you some eyedrops to use to prevent any dryness or irritation. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month after the procedure, but you will typically be able to return to work in just a few days.
An eyelid lift can be an easy way to give your face a more youthful appearance. It can open up and brighten your eyes, possibly even improving your vision. If you’ve been considering cosmetic treatment, or want to discuss your options to refresh and revive your appearance, let’s talk. Simply contact our facial aesthetics office in South Side Chicago for more information or to schedule a consultation.