An eye lift or eyelid surgery is also called blepharoplasty. This procedure is performed to remove the excess skin or fat from your eyelids. It can either be an upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty that can be performed to either remove excess fat or skin or add more volume to your eye area. Any of these procedures may involve making a small incision into the skin which is called a transconjunctival approach. This procedure is often combined with laser resurfacing of your eyelids so that it further reduces any appearance of lines and wrinkles on your skin. You might be an ideal candidate for an eye lift surgery in the following cases:

  • If you have any excess skin on your eyelids that interferes with your vision and normal day to day life
  • You may choose this treatment if you have excess skin on your lower eyelids
  • Patients with bags under their eyes are also a good candidate for a blepharoplasty
  • When you have baggy or droopy eyelids and you are looking to get a more alert appearance
  • Understanding Your Medical History

Your medical history is going to play a very important role in determining whether you qualify for this procedure or not. If you are about to get eyelid surgery by Dr. Anthony C. Corrado, he is going to ask you several questions about any previous surgeries or procedures that you may have had in the past. You will also be required to shed a little light on your current medical conditions including dry eyes, allergies, glaucoma, or any circulatory problems that you might have. If you have any thyroid issues or diabetes, including alcohol and tobacco addiction, you may have to curb those habits and follow a healthy lifestyle before you can go for this procedure. Talk to your doctor about all the medications, supplements, and vitamins that you might be taking at the moment.

  • Physical Examination

Your surgeon is also going to recommend a complete physical examination that may include testing your tear production. He will also look for any defects in your eyes in addition to measuring the various parts of your eyelids. This will be followed by a visual examination which will also include your peripheral vision. It is also required to support insurance claims.

  • Understanding Recovery After A Blepharoplasty

Typically any patients who undergo this procedure have a very short recovery time. Bruising and swelling are very common so you do not need to worry about that at all. They will begin to disappear quickly after 48 hours of your surgery. The surgeon will recommend you to begin your regular activities after a few days and as soon as your bandages are removed, your stitches will begin to heal as well. In the case of self-absorbing stitches, all you have to do is show up for a quick assessment, and you are done.

Keeping Your Expectations Realistic

In the end, it is important that you keep your expectations realistic regardless of whether the treatment is minor or major. You must have an open and honest discussion about your medical conditions and expectations with your surgeon. The doctor will be able to tell you whether this procedure is capable of giving you any positive outcomes or not.