Eyelid Surgery Jacksonville
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Unfortunately, during the aging process, our wrinkles and facial puffiness leave us with a tired or aged appearance. Jacksonville’s own Dr. Hardy may suggest a Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, be performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery such as a facelift or nose job (rhinoplasty).
“Bags under the eyes” may be genetically inherited, which results in a puffiness under eye. Listed below are legitimate reasons for discussing corrective eyelid surgery with a plastic surgeon to improve your appearance and restore a more youthful look to your face.
Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:
- Dark Circles – Bags under the eyes cause a hollow, dark-eyed appearance.
- Excessive Skin – Wrinkles on top of wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
- Puffy Eyes – Tired appearance due to puffiness under the eyes.
General Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Tiny incisions that leave little or no visible scarring are made along the natural contours around each eye during eyelid surgery. A Florida cosmetic plastic surgeon like Dr. Hardy will typically work on the upper eyelid to remove excess fatty tissue and to tighten the loose eyelid skin. The same tiny incisions are used to work below the eye to eliminate puffiness and reduce the dark circles under the patient’s eyes. Based on the severity of patient’s wrinkles around their eyes, laser technology may be used during eyelid surgery to smooth the lower eyelid areas.
Less severe cases of “bags under the eyes,” dark circles and puffiness can often be treated using newer techniques to include Botox injections to firm fine lines and reduce eye wrinkles.
Eyelid surgery in Jacksonville generally takes one to three hours and is typically performed in an operating room. If other cosmetic facial procedures are being performed, the combined eye surgery could last longer. Depending upon the patient’s actual eyelid procedure, less invasive eye surgery may be performed in Dr. Hardy’s plastic surgery office.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Hardy’s team will provide specific post-operative instructions for at home care. These are not suggestions. You should get plenty of rest to speed up your healing process and reduce your overall recovery time. To protect your sutures, you should limit the movement of your eyelids and plan to keep your eyes relaxed for a few days. Some minor pain is expected after eyelid surgery but this can be managed with oral medications. When the area around your eyes has healed, you will have a more rested and youthful facial appearance.