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Archive | June, 2015

Five Common Blepharoplasty Questions Answered

Whether it’s removal of loose, excess skin in the upper eyelids or fat repositioning in the lower eyelids, there is no doubt that eyelid surgery can subtly rejuvenate the eye area and make a person look years younger. If you’ve been thinking of having eyelid surgery but are still uncertain about it, here are answers to some of the most common questions.

BlepharoplastyWhat is going on with my saggy or droopy eyelids?
Your droopy eyelids are mainly the result of the natural effects of gravity due to advancing age. Genetics, smoking habits, fluctuations in weight, and sun exposure also play a role in how quickly your eyelids age.

What issues can eyelid surgery address?
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin to reduce drooping in the upper eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery can either remove or reposition fat to reduce puffiness in the lower lids. In some cases, a unique form of eyelid surgery known as the Asian eyelid surgery technique is used to create a crease in the upper eyelids. Half of the Asian population has eyelids without a natural crease.

How long does a typical eyelid surgery take?
Eyelid surgery is a short and straightforward cosmetic surgery. An upper or lower eyelid surgery can last between 45 to 90 minutes.

How long should I take the time off after eyelid surgery?
Two weeks off from work should be enough to give you time to heal and recover following eyelid surgery.

Can eyelid surgery address dark under eye circles?
Most of the time, eyelid surgery cannot help improve dark under eye circles. Rather, non-surgical treatment with facial fillers can improve the indentation between the lower lids and the area above the cheeks (also known as the tear trough).

Do you still have questions concerning eyelid surgery? Call 847.291.6900 to set up an appointment with us today!

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What to Expect During Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation with Dr. Tresley

According to recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgery is the third most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the country. At Dr. Tresley’s practice in Northbrook, we are not surprised at all by these findings, as the eyes are one of the first areas to reveal the signs of aging.

If you’re thinking about eyelid surgery, an in-depth personal consultation with Dr. Tresley is your first step to finding out if the procedure is right for you. The consultation will include a thorough assessment of your eyelids and their surrounding structures, along with an evaluation of your medical history. Recommendations will be made after Dr. Tresley has evaluated your personal cosmetic goals and preferences. In some cases, non-invasive treatments such as Botox, facial fillers, laser treatments, and fat transfer may be endorsed along with surgery.

Eyelid SurgeryWe encourage patients to ask questions during personal consultations. Having a list of possible questions beforehand may help you get more out of the consultation. Also, you might want to review before-and-after photographs during your consultation. Some previous patients do not want to have their photographs displayed on the surgeon’s website but allow for the images to be reviewed personally at the surgeon’s office.

Furthermore, Dr. Tresley will discuss the steps you can take to prepare for the procedure to ensure that you achieve desired outcomes from the surgery. Potential risks and complications will also be thoroughly discussed.

Call 847.291.6900 today to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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