Your eyes are the most expressive area of your face. They convey subliminal messages and emotions, such as anger, sadness, and joy. It comes as no surprise then, that the eyes are the first area of our face that people notice and pay close attention to. In addition to conveying our feelings, the eyes are also a telling sign of our age, appearing tired, older, or angrier as the elasticity in our eyes begins to wane. Our eyes begin to share false messages to others that can leave us feeling insecure or embarrassed. Fortunately, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a fantastic option for reducing or removing the appearance of heavy bags under the eyes.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular and commonly performed facial procedures in the world of plastic surgery. The procedure is performed by targeting either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, creating incisions around the natural creases of the eyelid. This technique ensures minimal scarring after the healing process. Your surgeon will then remove any excess tissue and fat before closing up the incisions. Some patients may elect to use injectables to smooth out any remaining fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes after the procedure.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Many patients regard this procedure as an excellent option for under eye bag correction because of its effectiveness and relatively minimal recovery period. Swelling and bruising following the procedure is common but is typically alleviated after one to two short weeks. In the meantime, your surgeon will prescribe you oral pain medication to mitigate any discomfort you may experience.
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Dr. Beam of Harold E. Beam Plastic Surgery is Connecticut’s leading plastic surgeon for blepharoplasty procedures. If you live in Glastonbury, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, and the surrounding areas of Connecticut. Dr. Beam and his friendly team invite you to contact them with any questions regarding your blepharoplasty procedure.