Eyelid surgery can be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It is used for medical purposes when a person is not able to see well because sagging eyelids are blocking their vision. However, in the vast majority of cases, it is used for cosmetic purposes.
As we get older, our skin begins to sag. The muscles that are between our eyeball and our eye socket begin to sag as well. This can cause us to have an appearance that we are no longer pleased with.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the lower or upper eyelid, or on both at the same time. Every single patient is different, and so each individual will have a different experience using eyelid surgery. However, there are some basic things about the surgery that normally stay the same. When a person has this surgery done, extra skin, fat and tissue are typically removed. Muscle may be removed as well.
Most people are interested in eyelid surgery because they are not satisfied with their appearance. When a person begins to have saggy eyelids and bags under their eyes, they feel unattractive. When they look in the mirror, they do not even recognize themselves. And they do not like the reaction they get from others. Usually, people will comment on the fact that the person looks tired and worn out. A person may even be overlooked for business opportunities because they already look like they have too much to handle.
The recovery from eyelid surgery is pretty straightforward. Most patients feel comfortable going back to work within about seven to ten days. Our doctor can prescribe medication in order to minimize any discomfort during healing.
During a consultation at the office of Steven Warnock, MD, we can give you instructions on what you should do in order to prepare for surgery, as well as things that you can do to make sure that your recovery at home is as comfortable as possible. For example, most people like to use cold compresses to keep the swelling down as their eyes are healing after surgery.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation at the office of Steven Warnock, MD in Draper, Utah. Also serving patients in the Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas, our team will help you see what this surgery can do for you. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more about how eyelid surgery can benefit you.