If you are concerned about signs of aging around the eyes, such as excess skin that hoods your eyes or creates bags under your eyes, you may wish to consider an eyelid surgery with Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
A cosmetic eyelid surgery is called a blepharoplasty.
Dr. Mouchantat of Denver can use blepharoplasty to correct:
- Puffiness and bags beneath the eyes
- Excess skin and tissue above the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Eyelid surgery can help correct fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes when excess skin is removed and the skin in the eye area is tightened.
Eyelid Surgery Options
You can choose to have eyelid surgery to correct excess skin and tissue above the eyes, underneath the eyes, or on both the upper and lower eye area.
If Dr. Mouchantat is performing an eyelid surgery to correct the area beneath your eyes, he can make the incision on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside of your lower eyelid near your lash line.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. For an upper blepharoplasty, to correct the appearance of skin and tissue above your eyes, Dr. Mouchantat will make an incision above your eyelid. For a lower blepharoplasty, he will make an incision inside the lower eyelid or on the bottom eyelid near the lash line.
From this incision point, Dr. Mouchantat will access the fat deposits around the eyes through the muscle wall. He will remove fat deposits and excess skin. Once excess skin and fat are removed from the eye area, he will close the incisions.
Eyelid Surgery Aftercare
Following your eyelid surgery, you will need to care for the incisions around your eyes. For the first few days following surgery, you should not read or watch television—only rest. Any external sutures will come out several days after surgery. You can return to work and normal activities a week to ten days following surgery.
After your surgery, you may have swelling and bruising in the eye area. While your eye area is healing, you may need to wear glasses to protect your eyes from the sun. You may experience eye redness and your eyes may tear up. These are temporary side effects of eyelid surgery.
You will see the results of your eyelid surgery a few weeks after the procedure, when the swelling subsides. It can take up to one year before the incision scars fade. In the meantime, makeup can be used to disguise the incisions.
Learn More About Eyelid Surgery in Denver
Are you interested in eyelid surgery? If you wish to learn more, contact Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today.