Aging can cause noticeable changes to our eyes, such as crow’s feet and droopy eyelids. While these are common signs of natural aging, some people are often bothered by its effects that make them look tired, angry, and old. There are several ways to reverse age-related changes around our eyes. Many may try non-surgical, temporary solutions, like dermal fillers or Botox®, but those looking for a longer-lasting treatment may consider blepharoplasty. 

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids. This surgical procedure can treat loose, sagging skin, under-eye bags, droopy eyelids, wrinkles around the eyes, and excess skin that may cause vision problems. Eyelid surgery can make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your eyes, providing you with youthful-looking eyes and a more well-rested appearance.


How Does Blepharoplasty Work?

Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty may involve removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids. Dr. Schalit can perform an eyelid lift on upper lids, lower lids, or both. Depending on your eyelid goals, there are several surgical techniques that Dr. Schalit can use to help you achieve a more refreshed look. Dr. Schalit is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

If you opt for a traditional blepharoplasty, Dr. Schalit may address excess skin and fat surrounding one or both lids by making an incision in the upper eyelid crease that goes towards the temples. If you opt for a newer technique, Dr. Schalit may use the transconjunctival approach. This eyelid lift technique addresses the lower lids by placing incisions inside your lower eyelids. Through this incision, your plastic surgeon may remove fat and tighten outer skin with the Sciton® Erbium laser, a skin resurfacing tool. 

How Long Does Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Last?

After eyelid surgery, you may experience some swelling, soreness, and bruising. You may also have temporary blurry vision following your blepharoplasty. You may want to take it easy for the first seven to ten days after surgery before resuming your normal activities. 

After one week, Dr. Schalit may remove your stitches. Your swelling and bruising should be gone within ten days, and you may be able to enjoy your final results in about two weeks. Your upper eyelid results should last five to seven years, while lower eyelid results usually last indefinitely. 

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Who is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Healthy men and women who don’t smoke and have the following eye-related concerns may be good candidates for eyelid surgery. 

  • Puffy eyes
  • Deep lines
  • Wrinkles 
  • Vision impairment
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Baggy eyes

Moreover, blepharoplasty candidates should have realistic expectations about the procedure and its possible outcome. Most eyelid lift candidates are 35 years of age or older, but if you have eyelid concerns before that, you may still be able to benefit from blepharoplasty.

If you are not ready for eyelid surgery, you may benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatments that can tighten the skin around the eyes. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schalit today to determine which treatment is best for your eye concerns and cosmetic goals. 

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If you have further questions about blepharoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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