“Look me in the eye.” If you were like most kids, your parents probably asked you to do this when you were a child. It’s a great way to get to the truth, because regardless of what you say or how you say it, the eyes don’t lie; people can read them like an open book. This remains true throughout life. In fact, the only thing that changes when you become an adult is that it becomes a little bit easier for others to read your eyes. And, if you’re like most adults, it’s getting easier everyday for your family, friends and co-workers here in Sacramento to read between the lines and puffiness.
Regardless of the cosmetics you use in an attempt to conceal the truth, the eyes are the central feature of your face and the signs of aging (or genetics) say a lot about you before you even say a word. What are your eyes saying about you? Are they saying that you look older than you really are? Are they saying that you look tired when you’re not? You have a say, you know?
If you’re considering an eyelid lift, Sacramento’s Plastic Surgery Center can help. Call 916-929-1833 to schedule a consultation today.
Everything You Need to Know – And More – About Eyelid Surgery
Drooping upper eyelids and the puffy bags below the eyes, can age you beyond your years, as well as give you a look of tiredness. An eyelid lift – also known as blepharoplasty – removes excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids (excess skin and muscle may also be eliminated). Easily combined with a Brow Lift, Laser Skin Resurfacing or a Facelift in Sacramento, eyelid surgery can give you a more youthful look.
How a Blepharoplasty Achieves Eyelid Rejuvenation
Eyelid surgery is usually a 1 to 3 hour procedure performed under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. To minimize scarring, incisions are made along the natural lines of your eyelids; some lower eyelid surgery can even be performed from the inside, so that scars are hidden. Eyelid rejuvenation ultimately results in eyes that are noticeably bigger and brighter, surrounded by smoother, more youthful looking skin. Prior to any cosmetic surgery procedure, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions on taking medications and vitamins, eating, drinking and stopping smoking.
What To Expect After Your Eyelid Lift
Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off; pain medication can help minimize any discomfort. You are encouraged to use a cold compress and to keep your head elevated to help reduce swelling and bruising. After a few days, swelling should subside and the stitches will be removed. Makeup can be worn to cover any remaining bruises. You will be instructed on how to properly cleanse your eyes and how eye drops can relieve dry, itchy or burning eyes. You might experience greater sensitivity to light and a mild blurring of your vision for several weeks. You are instructed to wear sunglasses and a special sunblock when you are outside, as well as are advised to not wear contact lenses for approximately 10 days. Please be advised that although you should be free to return to work in 7 to 10 days, your activities should be kept to a minimum for at least the first 5 days; avoid strenuous activities for at least 3 weeks. Scars should fade to a thin, nearly invisible line after a few months.
Call 916-929-1833 now to learn more about medical spa services, facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women, such as an eyelid lift. Sacramento plastic surgeons at The Skin Care Center and at The Plastic Surgery Center make enhancing the body, mind and spirit easy. With offices on Scripps Drive in Sacramento and in Granite Bay, looking and feeling your best is convenient as well.
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