Like other areas of your face, your eyelids change in appearance as you age. Sagging or drooping eyelids contribute to making you look older than you feel. That’s where eyelid rejuvenation procedures come into the picture.
With this surgical cosmetic procedure, our oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Raymond Douglas can transform the whole appearance of your face. You’d be amazed at how much of a difference eyelid rejuvenation surgery makes in achieving your anti-aging goals.
Dr. Douglas provides eyelid rejuvenation treatment to new and existing patients living in and around Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. Here’s what he wants you to know about the benefits of eyelid rejuvenation.
How we help with drooping eyelids
Your skin loses fullness and elasticity as you age. In areas like your eyelids, this can create an appearance of sagging or drooping. If your upper eyelids are affected, they may even hang down over your eyes, impacting your field of vision.
With eyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift (or by the technical term blepharoplasty), Dr. Douglas can address both your upper and lower eyelids. Surgery on your upper eyelid can reduce extra tissue, with results lasting from 5-7 years or longer. Surgical treatment on lower eyelids can reduce excess tissue, as well, with essentially permanent results.
Dr. Douglas specializes in aesthetic procedures for Asian eyes, and has personal experience practicing in Asia.
What to expect before, during, and after your procedure
Before eyelid surgery, Dr. Douglas discusses the risks and benefits of the procedure, making sure you have a realistic expectation of your results. He may recommend intravenous sedation or general anesthesia during your operation.
For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Douglas uses small incisions to remove excess skin and tissue. For surgery on your lower eyelids, Dr. Douglas makes a small incision right below your lash line, or works through an incision on the underside of your lower eyelid. You won’t have visible scarring after you’ve healed from your procedure.
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery only requires a short recovery time. You might need medications for pain relief, or items like cold packs or artificial tears, following your procedure. In the first 48 hours, you’ll use cool compresses to reduce the bruising and swelling around your eyes and face.
Your bandages are removed after a few days, and stitches can come out after about a week, or naturally absorb into your skin. Just 7-10 days after your procedure, you can return to normal activities. Most of your side effects vanish after two weeks.
To find out if you could be a good candidate for eyelid rejuvenation treatment this spring, get in touch with Dr. Douglas now. You can schedule your appointment by calling our Beverly Hills office today.