Eyelid Surgery Frisco, TX
Eyelid surgery is becoming an increasingly popular procedure. One of the first signs of aging is droopy or saggy eyebrows. Not only can saggy skin above or below the eye betray a person's age, making him or her appear older than in actuality, but it can also make a person appear sad or tired. To eliminate this sign of aging, excess skin and fat tissue can be removed from both above and below the eye.View transcript
Eyelid surgery has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures for both men and women. The reason is that it's one of the most early signs of aging that people will notice on their face. Not only do they say that they look old but really what bothers these people more is they say co-workers or friends will say, "Oh, you look tired" or, "You look sad." They just get tired of hearing that over and over. The upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a little more straightforward than the lower and is usually purely excess skin. The excess skin can be removed, and sometimes a little fat is removed as well. The lower eyelid surgery is a little bit more in depth and can have more downtime. The reason is, is that it's not only excess skin. Usually, the main problems with lower eyelids that people complain about are either that they have puffy bags under their eyes or they have what we call a tear trough. Which is a depression just underneath that puffy area that starts close to the nose and goes out this way. To correct those, you have to go in through an incision that's just below the eyelashes and remove some of the fat and rearrange it. We actually use that fat as a filler to fill in that tear trough. Most patients, their stitches are out in five to seven days. Bruising, in an average patient, is gone in about one week. Occasionally, patients will take ten days to two weeks for their bruising to resolve. During that time, though, we can use certain medications and ointments that will speed the recovery process.