Side Effects that Are Likely to Develop Following Eyelid Surgery
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If your eyelids have begun to droop with age, Dr. Azita Madjidi can correct this condition with cosmetic eyelid surgery at her Houston, Texas office.
Signs of aging can appear in both upper and lower eyelids, and may contribute to a tired or sad look. In the upper lids, excess skin creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid. In the lower lid, bags, excess skin, and fine wrinkles are common aging features.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery, contact our Houston office today.
During consultation for eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Azita Madjidi will listen to your desired results and analyze your face. She will identify the structures around the eye that can reasonably be changed by skin care, BOTOX® Cosmetic, or fillers, as well as those which require surgery. Multiple solutions may be used in order to optimize the overall result.
Aging of the eyes is very closely related to the aging of orbits, eyebrows, and forehead. Loose forehead skin and heavy or low eyebrows weigh over the upper eyelids and make them sag even more. Correcting upper eyelids without correcting saggy eyebrows will result in a very short distance between the eyebrows and upper lashes. This is an unnatural and unattractive look in women. You can tell if you have saggy eyebrows if you raise them to read or look up. Transverse forehead lines appear as an indication of this problem. Asymmetries are commonly seen in upper eyelids and may be less noticeable after the surgery. However, if the asymmetry is due to the size of the globe or the shape of the orbits, it will remain after blepharoplasty.
Hollowed temples are also sign of aging, and result by losing facial fat. For optimum effect of rejuvenation around the eyes, fat grafting to temples and lateral brow area helps complete the improvement.
For the lower eyelid aesthetics, the circle under the eyes, also called tear troughs and flat cheeks, plays a major role. Fuller cheeks support the lower eyelids, just as when we smile. Fat grafting in this case, to the tear troughs and the upper cheeks, helps lower eyelid rejuvenation.
If surgery is required to restore a more youthful look to the upper eyelids, it is done via the upper eyelid crease in order to hide the incision. Bags under the eyes, excess skin, and low eyelid position can be corrected through lower lid surgery. Based on the amount of excess skin and laxity, the incision for the lower eyelids is either inside the lower lids or through the skin just under the lash line. The extra skin is removed; excess fat may be removed or redistributed based on the patient's anatomy.
Eyelid surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. It can also be done at the same time as a facelift or mid facelift, cheek augmentation, or fat injection. Fine wrinkles will not be corrected by surgery alone and may later need to be addressed by skin resurfacing via peel or laser.
If you have dry eyes, you may need an ophthalmologic evaluation prior to surgery. Wearing contact lenses is not recommended for about 10 days to two weeks because of the pull on the eyelids. Bruising should subside in about 10 days and swelling in about two to four weeks. Incisions are discrete and will fade over a year. Dr. Madjidi will provide you with camouflage mineral makeup in case you need it.
After eyelid surgery, makeup may be used once the healing is complete.
To find out more about how you can benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery, contact our Houston office serving Sugar Land, Pasadena, and patients from around the world, to schedule a consultation.
by Azita Madjidi
Houston Plastic Surgery