Eyelid Surgery Can Reduce Sagging and Excess Skin
Because your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you, it is natural to desire bright, alert eyes that brighten your whole face. If you have sagging or drooping lids that mask the full effect of your eyes, Dr. Peter Fisher can perform eyelid surgery at his San Antonio, TX, practice. During this procedure, he will remove excess fat, smooth folds of skin, and tighten the underlying muscles. Dr. Fisher can use a variety of techniques to perform blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. All of his treatment methods can yield stunning results with virtually no scarring. At San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center, we provide very thorough care, and Dr. Fisher and his team will monitor your recovery and provide guidance for optimal healing.
Types of Blepharoplasty and What You Can Expect
Your exact blepharoplasty procedure will depend on your needs and the areas that you wish to address. During upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Fisher will create an incision along your eyelid crease. Through this opening, he will remove any excess skin or fat cells. If needed, he can also tighten your eyelid muscles to reduce severe drooping. When he is finished, he will use tiny sutures to close the incision. Because he will carefully hide the incisions in the natural fold of your lid, resulting scars will be virtually undetectable.
If you are going to have lower eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Fisher can make an incision along your lower lash line. Similar to upper eyelid surgery, he can then remove any excess tissue and sagging skin. If desired, he can also reposition fat deposits to give you a younger look by reducing the hollow appearance under your eyes. In some cases, Dr. Fisher may perform transconjunctival blepharoplasty, a procedure that does not involve any type of external incision. During this procedure, he will simply eliminate unwanted fat without trimming off any skin. Once he closes the incisions, the barely detectable scars will be hidden behind your lashes.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
After your blepharoplasty, you may experience redness, swelling, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, double vision, and bruising. Fortunately, these effects should fade quickly if you follow Dr. Fisher’s post-surgical instructions precisely. You can also take prescription medications that can help minimize discomfort. The first few days following surgery, you should use ointments and eye drops as prescribed, and you should sleep with your head elevated. You should also get plenty of rest, and you will usually need to take off approximately two weeks from work. After this period, you can begin to resume your normal activities, but you should not exercise strenuously until Dr. Fisher gives clearance to do so.
As you continue to heal, you will begin to notice the final effects of your procedure. Blepharoplasty can give you brighter, more alert eyes that will illuminate your whole face. After your surgery, you may appear much younger and rejuvenated. Your beautiful results and the resulting sense of improved confidence could last for many years.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?
Eyelid surgery may be a solution if you have cosmetic concerns such as:
- Drooping upper or lower lids
- Excess fat deposits in your upper lids
- Slack lower lids that expose the whites of your eyes
- Bags under your eyes
While blepharoplasty is typically a cosmetic procedure, in some cases, it can have important health benefits. For example, if you have severely drooping upper lids, they can often obscure your vision. Alternatively, dramatically drooping lower lids can expose your eyes to airborne irritants.
"Blepharoplasty can give you brighter, more alert eyes that will illuminate your whole face."
To qualify for elective eyelid surgery, you should be in good health. Be sure to discuss any chronic conditions with Dr. Fisher. You typically will not be a candidate for facial plastic surgery if you currently smoke because it can inhibit healing. However, if you can abstain from smoking for several months, you may still be eligible for treatment.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
To learn more about eyelid surgery and how it could benefit you, call our office at (210) 616-0798 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher. His experience and expertise in eyelid surgeries can help you achieve a younger, brighter appearance.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi