Blepharoplasty is the surgery for eye lids and is now a well known American plastic surgery procedure. Eyelids that tend to droop with advancing age or due to some past medical problem can be rectified and given a more aesthetic and youthful look with blepharoplasty. This cosmetic surgery is also a cure for puffy eye lids and excess fat, skin and atrophied muscle around eyes.
If you have loose, sagging eyelids and want to change your look for better, you may be a good candidate for this American plastic surgery procedure. You need be in good general health and should not have any uncontrolled pre-existing diseases or medical conditions.
Dr. George Pope – voted the best plastic surgeon in Florida twice by readers of Orlando Magazine has helped several women in America through successful blepharoplasty and other American plastic surgery procedures for eyes.
Eye lid surgery usually takes 30 to 90 minutes. If you need both upper and lower blepharoplasty, your surgery will take a little longer to perform. Once you are given the required dosage of anesthesia and local sedation, your surgeon makes the incisions for upper and lower blepharoplasty within the natural folds of the eyelids. If you have bags or puffiness beneath your eyes, but your skin has a lot of elasticity, a trans conjunctival incision may also be an option. This type of incision is made on the inside of your lower lid through the membrane called the conjunctiva. A board certified surgeon ensures that eyelid surgery scars caused by these incisions are really undetectable.
After the incisions are made, the surgeon separates the skin from the underlying tissue and muscle and removes excess fat or muscle tissue, if required. Muscle and fat may also be repositioned instead of being removed. Your surgeon will then trim excess sagging skin and your incisions are closed with very fine surgical sutures. These sutures are typically left in for at least two to five days. The surgeon then lubricates your eyes with an ointment and may apply a dressing to control excessive bleeding. You then regain consciousness (as effect of anesthesia lessens) and are brought to the recovery room.
You can notice a cosmetically superior change in your look in about 20- 25 days of this American plastic surgery procedure!
To consult Dr. George Pope, MD, FACS, of Orlando Plastic Surgery Center for a safe blepharoplasty, call us today!