Are you tired of living with droopy skin around your eyes that make you look older than you feel? If so, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery. This procedure can have a drastic effect on the face and improve a person’s self-confidence. If you are considering eyelid surgery for a more youthful appearance, read on for some vital things you need to know before undergoing surgery.
The Procedure Details
Before undergoing any type of procedure, it is important to understand what to expect. When it comes to eyelid surgery, there are two different techniques that can be used. The type of eyelid surgery you require may vary depending on the shape of your eyes and your medical history. These eyelid surgery techniques include:
Upper Eyelid Surgery– is used mainly to improve loss of vision due to drooping skin and the appearance of the eye due to aging and genetics. It focuses on the upper lid, and can create a more rounded, open appearance to the eyes.
Lower Eyelid Surgery– is based around the lower lid and eyes, focusing on removing wrinkles and bags to improve appearance.
Possible Side Effects
As with any form of invasive surgery, there are potential complications and side effects involved with eyelid surgery. The first thing to understand is that results will take time to manifest. It can take up to a year post-op to see the full benefits of an eyelid lift. Other side effects may include scarring, bruising, or swelling of the eye area. Eye itchiness, dryness, and other discomfort can be medicated with eye drops or prescriptions.
What to Look for in a Surgeon
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most important steps to your plastic surgery journey. Be sure to look for a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing eyelid surgery. You may need to schedule multiple consultations before you find the surgeon that is right for you.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Dallas area, contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Azouz.