By DR. Steven warnock
At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Warnock, our eyelid surgery eliminates the tired, worn out appearance of aging eyes and creates a refreshed, alert look.
Contact us at our Draper, Utah location today to schedule a consultation and find out if eyelid surgery is right for you.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery corrects the sagging of the upper eyelids, eliminates the bags underneath the lower eyelids, or both. Excess skin in the upper eyelids can not only make you look older than you actually are, in some cases it can also impair your peripheral vision.
Incisions are typically made along the natural creases of the upper eyelid or in the lashline or the lower eyelid. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are then removed, and the eyelids are readjusted in a smoother, tighter position on the face.
Depending on your unique facial structure and desired results, Dr. Warnock may use alternative methods for your eyelid surgery. These will be discussed during your consultation.
What Can Eyelid Surgery Treat?
This procedure can correct several visible signs of aging in the eyes, including:
- Loose, sagging skin that disrupts the natural contours of the eye
- Small deposits of fat that make the lower eyelids appear puffy
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid
- Bags under the eyes
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Warnock will evaluate your health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations to determine whether this procedure is right for you. Individuals with contraindicating health conditions or medications may require further evaluation before surgery is approved.
What is Recovery Like?
Following surgery, the eyelids will be coated with ointment and bandaged to help ease the swelling. Your incision sites may feel tight and sore, but medication will be prescribed to you to help minimize discomfort. Cold compresses can also alleviate pain and swelling during healing. You will be advised to keep your head elevated for several days, and to avoid irritating the eyes. Patients can typically return to work within seven to 10 days, and the sutures will be removed after about a week.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Eyelid surgery will restore vitality and youth back to your eye areas over the long term, but it cannot fully prevent the natural aging process from happening. Undertaking a good skincare regimen and exercising proper precautions from the sun’s damaging rays can help maintain your results.
Contact Dr. Warnock today to schedule a consultation and erase the tired, worn out look from your eyes.