Eyelid Surgery in South Jersey with Dr. Franckle
Your eyes are the focal point of your face and the first thing people notice about you. Unfortunately as we age, the eyes can also be the first place we show wrinkles, sagging skin and the general effects of aging. Many times minor wrinkles around the crow’s feet (corners of the eyes) and in between the eyebrows will respond to a Botox treatment. Deep wrinkles, excessive skin sagging and puffy pouches of fat around the lower lids are more effectively treated with an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).
An eyelid rejuvenation procedure is intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. The procedure may also widen your visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked your vision.
About the Eyelid Surgery Procedure
There are several different reasons men and women may seek out Dr. Franckle for an eyelid lift. A few common situations are:
- Excessive sagging around your upper eyelid
- Wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
- Excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with your vision
- There is not (or you have lost) a natural upper eyelid crease
- Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance
Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
Sutures are generally removed within 4 to 6 days. Initial, mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity to light may occur for 1 to 2 weeks. Swelling progressively disappears in 1 to 2 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed. Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable—usually within 7 to 10 days. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months. Additional procedures that may enhance the result of an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) are: Forehead Lift, Face Lift, Chemical Peel or Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Looking for a finishing touch to your eyelid enhancement procedure? Consider combing your eyelid lift with an at-home LATISSE® eyelash treatment. Enjoy longer, darker more luxurious lashes with LATISSE®. With just one treatment each day as part of your nighttime routine, you’ll start to see results after just 8 weeks with full results after 12 weeks. LATISSE is only available with a prescription. Dr Franckle will advise you when it is safe to use the treatment after your eyelid lift procedure. You can learn more about LATISSE® here.