Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Wyomissing, PA
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Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is available in Wyomissing PA at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Here are some key points about cosmetic eyelid surgery:
The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions along the natural lines and creases of the eyelids to minimize scarring. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are then removed, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
We can perform the surgery on both the upper and lower lids. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can create a “hooded” appearance, making the eyes look tired or droopy. Upper eyelid surgery involves removing this excess skin to improve vision and restore a more alert and youthful look.
Lower eyelid surgery targets under-eye bags and puffiness. The surgeon makes incisions either inside the lower eyelid or just below the lash line. Excess fat is removed or repositioned, and sometimes, excess skin is trimmed. This procedure helps smooth out the lower eyelid area.
We can perform a combination surgery. Some of our patients opt for both upper and lower eyelid surgery to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation of the eye area.
Recovery is straightforward. After the surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Applying cold compresses and taking prescribed pain medication can help manage these symptoms. The surgeon will provide specific post-operative care instructions, including keeping the head elevated, using lubricating eye drops, and avoiding strenuous activities.
As with any surgical procedure, cosmetic eyelid surgery carries certain risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, dry eyes, temporary blurred vision, asymmetry, and potential changes in eyelid position. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon who can assess your candidacy for the procedure and discuss potential risks and complications.
The final results of eyelid surgery are typically seen within a few weeks to a couple of months as the swelling subsides. The procedure can help improve the appearance of sagging skin, reduce puffiness, and provide a more youthful and rested appearance.
Come in for a consultation
If you’re considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons. During this initial meeting, we will evaluate your specific concerns, discuss your goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.
We will also perform a physical examination, and collect an extensive medical history. We conduct a comprehensive eye exam and take pictures of your eyelids, and use all of this information to assess any risk factors to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, but someone will need to drive you to and from your appointment and stay with you the first night of surgery. The procedure is quick; each eye takes only about 20 minutes. We will monitor you for a short time post-surgery in our recovery area, then you get to go home!
If you’ve been considering cosmetic eye surgery in Wyomissing PA, the best surgeons are at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Give us a call or schedule online, and we will see you soon!
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