At the end of a long day, it’s natural for your eyelids to naturally begin to drop. The muscles that are supposed to keep them open while you’re awake, staring at computer screens and reading, become fatigued just as other muscles in your body do. But what can you do if your sagging lids make you look tired and older all of the time? The answer is eyelid surgery.
At Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena Amato M.D. is an expert facial plastic surgeon known for her ability to artfully rejuvenate your unique facial features while preserving your natural looks. If your upper or lower eyelids are causing your vision to waver or create a negative self-image, Dr. Amato can help. She uses some of the most advanced technology and techniques to perform your eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty so that you can experience as little pain and discomfort as possible and walk away with a beautiful, rejuvenated aesthetic outcome.
How the Eyes Can Age You
If you have extra skin or fat around your lids due to hereditary traits, it can become increasingly difficult for your muscles to keep them lifted over the years. As we age, our body’s natural production of collagen slows down dramatically. Eventually, this can even affect your vision and make you feel and look older than you actually are.
How Eyelid Surgery Can Make You Look Younger
By removing the excess skin and fat from around above and below your eyes, eyelid surgery can turn back the clock and help you reclaim your eyes’ youthful appearance. Here’s how it works:
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Dr. Amato makes a tiny incision in the natural fold and crease of your eyelid to remove the excess fat and tissue that is causing your eyelids to droop. The area will be thoroughly numbed so that you won’t feel anything. Once the eyelid is cleared of the excess skin, Dr. Amato closes up the incision.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Similarly, Dr. Amato makes a small incision in the lower lid to hide the scar completely. Again, she will remove any excess fat and tissue forming the baggy pockets underneath your eyes.
Preparing for Your Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to rejuvenate your eyes and give your face a more youthful appearance. To prepare, when you have your consultation, discuss with Dr. Amato what you hope to accomplish from your blepharoplasty. Depending on your goals, she may suggest other procedures in addition to your blepharoplasty, including Botox injections or dermal fillers to help banish wrinkles and fine lines.
Dr. Amato can tighten and improve your jawline, enhance your facial contours, and rejuvenate your appearance without changing your expression or leaving a scar.
Recovery From Blepharoplasty
After your procedure, you are free to go home with the help of a friend or family member. You may feel some discomfort for a few days, but over-the-counter medications should ease any pain. If you feel you need something more substantial, then Dr. Amato will happily help you. Cold compresses or ice packs are another great way to calm swelling and ease your discomfort.
If you’re ready to change the way you look, call Dr. Amato at 512-501-1010 or schedule your consultation online today.