“Eye” Spy a Fresher You
It’s amazing what you can tell about a person just from just his/her eyes. You can see joy, laughter, fatigue and sadness all by making eye contact with someone. Are your eyes conveying how you really feel? Or have the puffiness and bags disguised the true you and made you look older than you feel?
What Does Eyelid Surgery Treat?
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyes and sometimes both. People who have this surgery often look more rested and alert after surgery. Some common issues that eyelid surgery treats include:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelid (showing white below the colored portion of your eye)
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
What Causes Eyelids to Change?
The aging process, heredity, skin type and environmental factors, such as sun damage, can cause the eyelids to sag and droop or become puffy and heavy, making you appear sad, tired or older than you feel. Because of this, both men and women can be good candidates for eyelid surgery.
What to Expect from Eyelid Surgery
As with any cosmetic procedure, the surgeons at Illinois Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will talk to you about why you want eyelid surgery, your expectations and your desired outcome. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure, so remember to be candid with your doctor as he asks you questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. During the procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia and an incision is made to correct the condition. Eyelid incisions may be closed with sutures, skin adhesives and surgical tape.
How Soon Will I See Results?
The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside. Once they do, it will reveal a smooth, better defined eyelid and surrounding region. This gives you an alert, more rejuvenated appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation
Learn more about how eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance by talking with any of our cosmetic surgeons at Illinois Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Come prepared with a list of any questions you have about the procedure and don’t be shy about discussing any feelings of anxiety you have with your doctor. Schedule your consultation by calling (309) 495-0250, or contact us today.