effects of aging can play a major part in our facial appearance. This
can affect our eyes and eyelids. Excess skin, loose skin, puffiness,
bags, or dark circles on the upper or lower eyelids can cause a
person to desire that youthful look in that area. The answer is eyelid
surgery, not only will it help boost your self-image, but it will also
help to minimize the effects of aging.
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There are two procedures: the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids. For
the upper eyelids: typically, the incision starts within the natural
crease of the eye's inside corner and extends slightly beyond the
outside corner into the crow's feet or laugh lines. Through this
incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The incision line
follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid and is hidden when
healed. For the lower eyelid: the incision is usually concealed just
below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and
fat are removed. The excess fat can be redistributed to reduce
puffiness, or the underlying muscles can be tightened.
Before and After
After surgery, many symptoms may be experienced such as blurred
vision, tightness around the eyes, discomfort, bruising and swelling.
Within the first week, stitches dissolve or are removed, non-strenuous
activity can be attempted and bruising will begin to fade. Makeup can
also be used to conceal any discoloration.