FAQ’s about blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids. This eye surgery is often done to address bags under the eyes or drooping eyelids that result in ptosis.

What causes sagging or puffy eyes?

There are many reasons why a patient might experience imperfections around the eye area. Some common causes include one’s age, genetics, and how much sun they have been exposed to over the course of their lives.

Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

Dr. Daniel S. Tresley of Northbrook, Illinois finds that most adult patients who are in good overall health with no medical concerns and imperfections of the eyes are the best candidates for this procedure. Some patients who are also dealing with vision impairment due to their ptosis may be a good fit as well.

What happens during my initial consultation?

First, patients book a consultation visit with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley, during which they undergo an initial evaluation. Our doctor will assess the patient’s current situation and ask them about the goals they would like to achieve with cosmetic plastic surgery. Once he has determined that a patient is a good fit for this procedure and the patient would like to move forward, a surgery date is chosen and pre-operative instructions are given.

How long does the procedure take?

The surgical procedure itself is completed in a relatively short period of time, and more work done will require more time in the operating room. Based on the specific needs of a patient, the doctor gives patients an expected surgical time from start to finish.

What should I expect after my procedure?

It is not uncommon to experience several temporary post-operative concerns including pain, discomfort, blurred vision, watering eyes, swelling, and bruising. Many of these issues will resolve on their own during the patient’s recovery period.

Discuss your needs with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley

Northbrook, IL area patients who are in need of eyelid surgery can connect with our board-certified ophthalmologist to find out more about blepharoplasty! Call (847) 773-0679 to request a consultation visit at the office, located at 500 Skokie Boulevard, Suite #120.

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