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Your Top Questions About Eyelid Surgery – Answered

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Your Top Questions About Eyelid Surgery – Answered

The first place people look when conversing with someone is their face—more specifically, people generally look directly at the eyes during conversations. If you are someone with baggy or droopy eyelids, this not only can have a huge effect on your appearance, but also your self-esteem.

All plastic surgery treatments will have a rejuvenating impact on one’s appearance, but perhaps one of the most impactful of all is eyelid surgery. As such, you are sure to have questions. Here, we address the top questions we hear at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery.

Just What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is designed specifically to combat the issue of droopy eyelids and excessive under-eye puffiness. Eyelid surgery typically addresses:

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds around the eyes
  • Excess, loose, or lax skin and tissue above the eyes
  • Bags and puffiness underneath the eyes

Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Mouchantat is able to perform upper or lower blepharoplasty and when needed, is able to address both areas by combining the two.

Why Should I Consider Eyelid Surgery?

For some, eyelid surgery is more about their aesthetic appearance, while others choose this surgery for more practical purposes. Eyelid surgery opens the eye to perk up your appearance, helping patients look younger, more awake, and more alert. It can also help those who find their vision inhibited by an excessively drooping upper lid. By lifting the skin, eyelid surgery helps men and women to be able to see better and is especially beneficial to their peripheral vision.

Will Others Be Able to Tell?

While blepharoplasty can be performed in a discreet manner, you can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and eye redness following your surgery. It is important to take care of your eyes for the first week and Dr. Mouchantat usually advises patients to wait seven to ten days before venturing back to their normal routine.

After your initial recovery period, your incision scars will continue to fade over the next year. Fortunately, makeup is very useful in concealing any residual scarring. Our patients find that while their peers may notice a difference in their appearance, they cannot pin point what exactly it is.

Dr. Mouchantat Is Happy to Answer Your Questions

For more information, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mouchantat. Conveniently located in Wheat Ridge, Dr. Mouchantat’s practice is just a short drive from Denver.

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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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