FAQs about the blepharoplasty procedure

Woman eye before and after cosmetic treatmentDr. Daniel S. Tresley, board-certified ophthalmologist, is a Northbrook, IL professional who is pleased to provide patients with solutions for the face and eyes. This includes plastic and reconstructive surgery solutions such as the blepharoplasty procedure. Below are some of the frequently asked questions he hears from patients who are curious about surgical intervention around the eyes and eyelids.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The primary goal of the blepharoplasty is to improve the appearance of the eyes and to make them look more youthful.

Why might I consider blepharoplasty surgery?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes and eyelids, blepharoplasty surgery may be a good option for you. Some of the reasons why you might consider blepharoplasty include:

  • You have excess skin hanging over your upper eyelids that interferes with your vision or makes you look tired all the time.
  • You have bags under your eyes that make you look older or more tired than you actually are.
  • Your lower eyelids are drooping, which gives you a permanent sleepy look.
  • The skin around your eyes is saggy or wrinkled, making you look older than you actually are.

What types of blepharoplasty can be performed?

There are two types of blepharoplasty: transcutaneous and transconjunctival. Transcutaneous blepharoplasty involves making an incision in the skin around the eye. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty involves making an incision in the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that covers the white part of the eye. Working with a provider with experience in providing eye surgery will make it easier to pick the type of procedure most appropriate for achieving your goals.

What can I expect from blepharoplasty procedures?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you will not have to stay overnight in the hospital. The procedure usually takes one to two hours to complete. You may experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes after the procedure, but this should subside within a week or two. Most people are able to return to work and their normal activities within a week or two.

Schedule a consultation today

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty and how it can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Tresley and his team today. Call 847-773-0679 to request an appointment at his Northbrook, IL area practice.

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