What happens during the blepharoplasty procedure?

At the practice of Dr. Daniel S. Tresley, patients can ask about our selection of facial plastic surgeries. Adult men and women dealing with unwanted bags under their eyes or drooping eyelids are excited to learn about a procedure called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty focuses on the upper and lower eyelids that can cause patients to look tired or older than they are. This surgery will removed excess skin while improving the appearance of the eyes. Men and women who have this procedure performed often report looking more youthful and well-rested than before!

How is the blepharoplasty procedure performed?

Dr. Daniel S. Tresley and his team in Northbrook, IL typically performs the eyelid procedure during a surgical treatment that lasts approximately one hour or so, depending on what is being done. Patients will often use a combination of sedation medication, general anesthetics, or local anesthetics to ensure comfort. The surgeon makes incisions within the natural folds of the eyelids to ensure disguised scarring that does not impact the final results. Excess skin and fat are removed, and then the incision is closed with special sutured that are either dissolved on their own or removed several days after the procedure. Patients may have some downtime required to heal following the surgery, so arrangements for time off of school, work, or social activities should be arranged prior.

Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?

In most situations, blepharoplasty is an elective procedure that is performed for adult men and women who are looking to slow the inevitable signs of aging. However, there are times when patients may need to have the procedure completed because their sagging eyelids are impacting their field of vision. During a consultation appointment, our doctor will provide a thorough evaluation to determine if a patient is a good fit for this or other surgical procedures available at the practice.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley today!

Patients of the Northbrook, IL area who are considering blepharoplasty are invited to call our board-certified ophthalmologist to discuss this and other plastic surgeries available. Our practice can be reached at (847) 291-6900 and is located in Suite 120 at 500 Skokie Boulevard.

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