Your eyes express a lot. From conveying how you feel, to what you’re thinking. They can also be very telling as far as your age. You may find that you actually feel far younger than your face portrays. Dr. Prichard offers eyelid surgery to those looking to help regain that youthful bright-eyed appearance.
Benefits of eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both if you find you need it to accomplish facial rejuvenation. Patients choose to have eyelid surgery for benefits that include:
- Reducing appearance of puffy under-eye bags
- Acquiring a defined upper eyelid crease
- Removal of lax eyelid skin that may be impeding one’s vision
- Eradication of lower eyelid fat
About the procedure
Eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation or general anesthesia. This is solely administered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. For upper eyelid surgery, the incisions are deliberately placed along the crease of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, Dr. Prichard will gently remove excess skin and fat from the area. Regarding lower eyelid surgery, incisions can be made within the lower eyelids, or along the lower lash line, causing the resultant scar to be virtually invisible. Dr. Prichard makes it his priority to perform some of the best eyelid surgery.
After eyelid surgery, the treated areas will be carefully covered. It is suggested that you arrange for someone trusted to escort you home. Applying cold compresses for the first 24 hours can help tremendously to minimize any swelling and bruising you may experience. Additionally, it is very important to keep your head elevated as much as possible during the first week or so. Sleeping in a recliner or with extra pillows behind your head helps immensely. Generally, patients feel ready to return work within 7 days or so. Approximately 3 to 5 weeks after the eyelid procedure, you can take up strenuous exercise routines again. Eye drops may help with any irritation.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Prichard will work with you and discuss all the options available in order to accurately determine which rejuvenation treatment best aligns with your individual needs. Dr. Prichard strives to deliver beautiful and refreshed looking eyelids. Above all, please feel free to address any questions you may have regarding your procedure, to Dr. Prichard.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’d like to learn more about your options for eyelid surgery, request a consultation online. Or if you’d rather, you can contact the office directly, and one of our helpful staff members can assist you in scheduling an appointment.