An aged appearance can be often attributed to the appearance of the eyes. The excessive heaviness of the eyes, skin laxity and bulging fat pads around the eyes contribute to a tired, worn down appearance.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Fortunately, a fairly short, outpatient surgery with minimal discomfort is available. SHarper Plastic Surgery offers blepharoplasty in Indianapolis. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that can minimize the factors that contribute to an “older” or “tired” appearance. Blepharoplasty can provide a powerful improvement in the patient’s appearance, but should not produce an artificial look, and when combined with other treatments, including Botox®, dermal fillers, medical-grade skincare, and even a facelift, this surgery can provide a youthful and rested result.
How Do the Eyelids Age?
Aging skin is characterized by a loss of elasticity. This factor combined with the constant gravitational pull leads to the accumulation of excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids. The presence of excess skin on the lower eyelids makes bulges and wrinkles very prominent. In the upper eyelids, the collection of excess skin can hang on the eyelashes and obstruct your vision.
The fat tissue from the skull that acts as cushions for the eyeballs can also bulge in both upper and lower eyelids. There is a thin membrane that holds this fat tissue in place, but it loosens with age, thereby causing the tissue to come forward like a hernia.
Choosing Eyelid Surgery: Who is a Good Fit?
The most common complaints of patients requesting blepharoplasty include drooping upper eyelids, “bags” under the eyes, and an overall tired or weary appearance. Patients who have these concerns may be appropriate candidates for blepharoplasty surgery. If these problems are of concern, please contact Dr. Stanley Harper, a board-certified plastic surgeon, for a consultation and evaluation for blepharoplasty in Indianapolis.
Nonetheless, the best candidates for blepharoplasty surgery are people who tend to have realistic expectations from the procedure.Most patients are above 35 years old, however, if droopy or baggy eyelids are a genetic phenomenon, then you should consult Dr. Harper sooner. You will see a big difference in your appearance after your blepharoplasty in Indianapolis. Not only does it enhance the aesthetics of your face but it can boost your confidence.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Recovery from Blepharoplasty is mostly considered “social.” This means that while there will be some pain or discomfort initially, the majority of patients state their main concern is bruising and swelling around the eyes, as well as the appearance of stitches that will be in place for the first week. Some patients describe having a blurred vision for several days after the surgery, which is completely normal.
Dr. Stanley Harper encourages patients to remain in an upright or elevated head position for the first week, and moderate use of ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling and bruising. Aerobic exercise and heavy lifting (more than 10 pounds) can be resumed 3 weeks after your blepharoplasty in Indianapolis.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are considering blepharoplasty and are seeking expert guidance, Sharper Plastic Surgery, with their team of skilled professionals will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation contact them today, to explore your options for a blepharoplasty in Indianapolis.