If you’ve been looking for eyelid surgeons Chicago then you’re likely concerned about the current look of your eyes. Eyes are important in the face in terms of beauty, balance, symmetry and sense of age. Bags under the eyes or sagging eyelids can make the face look tired, old and unhealthy. As well as age other factors can contribute to dark rings around the eyes and sagging skins such as sun damage, smoking, illness, lack of sleep, and genetics.
Blepharoplasty or eye lid surgery as we often call it addresses the upper and lower lids, reducing the lax, dropping skin of the eyelids, removing excessive skin, and taking years of the appearance of the face. Fat pads that have formed above and below the eyes can be dramatically reduced to give a much younger refreshed look.
Procedure for Eyelid Surgeons Chicago
The procedure for a Blepharoplasty is a surgical outpatient procedure carried out under general anesthetic or in vein sedation. The procedure can take one to three hours to complete dependent on the extent of the work to be done.
If you are having an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty then the surgery is focused on removing the dropping skin over the eyes, this is done by removing the excess stretched skin. The end result is a smoother much younger looking upper eyelid.
For lower eyelid Blepharoplasty addresses the fatty tissue that develops under the eye that results in bags or dark circles. The lax tissue is removed and fatty deposits taken away so that the skin is more taut and dark circles disappear.
In both types of surgery stitches or sutures are placed to heal the cuts and therefore recovery may take around two weeks for these to fully heal. There may be initial bruising and swelling of the skin around the eyes, with some mild pain, soreness and tightness as the skin and flesh heal. It is advisable to avoid a return to work for a week following the surgery and vigorous activities should be avoided for up to six weeks to allow the face to heal.
Other Procedures Alongside Blepharoplasty
Patients having a Blepharoplasty often combine upper and lower eyelid Blepharoplasty surgeries so that all can be completed at the same time. In addition to this surgery it can be combined with a face lift or a fat transfer procedure to get optimal results.
The face lift procedure starts with a thin incision at the temple running downward in front of the ear and then stopping behind the ear. The skin is then separated from the tissue beneath it and the skin pulled tight, with any excess skin cut away so that the whole face is lifted and looks smoother and younger. Fine sutures are then placed to keep the skin in place as the tissues and muscles below heal.
Fat transfer is another surgical procedure which transfers fat from one part of the face or neck to a place where the fat would better fill the face such as the cheek bones or under the eyes.