The aging process can take a toll on the youthful aesthetic of your eyes. In some cases the result is extreme sagging of the eyelids. This occurs due to decreased skin elasticity, weakened muscles around the forehead and eyes and the natural effects of gravity, and makes for excess skin, wrinkles and bulges.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a procedure designed to address these effects. But some people who are interested in blepharoplasty express concern about how natural-looking the results will be. During Dr. Hause’s consultation with you, he will ask you about your expectations and explain the keys to achieving a natural outcome.
Procedure and Recovery
Your appearance and sight aren’t alone in taking the hit of sagging or bulging eyelids. The aged, sometimes unhappy facial expression created can negatively affect your confidence, too. The good news is that those who suffer from this age-related effect have the option of blepharoplasty. This surgery can repair droopy eyelids and, in some cases, improve vision by removing excess skin.
To perform the procedure, Dr. Hause — one of the Sacramento area’s leading eyelid specialists — makes an incision in a place on your eyelid where a natural crease falls, in turn concealing any possible scar. From there, he will likely separate the skin that is not an issue from the skin that is sagging. He will then remove the latter.
This common procedure offers a short recovery time — about seven to 10 days. And though the procedure does involve some bruising and swelling near the incision site, most patients ultimately welcome the subtle yet brighter and more alert, youthful results.
Achieving Natural Results
Potential blepharoplasty candidates — those who are in good physical and mental health — are often concerned about natural-looking results. So during your consultation, Dr. Hause will ask you about your expectations and tell you how the procedure works. He will also explain that the key to a natural outcome is to not overdo the procedure, because too much “lift” can change your appearance beyond how you naturally look. This open conversation will set both of you up for success to achieve the expected results. Further, you will develop an understanding of the type of change your appearance will experience through blepharoplasty.
Will I Need Another Eyelid Surgery?
The lift in your lids — and even your brow and forehead — will give your confidence and appearance a long-lasting boost. While your lower eyelids likely will not need to be redone, surgery on the upper eyelids may need to be repeated at some point in the future.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hause
Learn more about blepharoplasty and how Dr. Hause can help you achieve lasting, natural-looking results you will be happy with for years to come. Call (916) 646-6869 or click here to make an appointment.