eyelid surgery procedureSigns of eye aging, such as drooping or sagging, are a significant concern for many people. This is because, as one age, the eyelids lose elasticity, accumulate more fat, and weaken, causing them to sag. Not only do they make you look older, but they can also limit your field of vision.

To fix this, both appearance and sight, some opt for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. This procedure makes you look younger and more alert.

Eyelid surgery removes monolids, loose and excess skin covering the upper eyelid, puffy eyelids from fat accumulation, and under-eye creases. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to rejuvenate the look of aging eyelids. This is done through the removal of excess skin, fat, or muscle from the eyelids giving the patient a renewed, youthful look.

If you have decided to get eyelid surgery, it is essential to know what to expect before and after the surgery.

Before Surgery:

1. Know that no two people are the same. Hence, do not expect the same exact results as those of others. Each procedure is tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. The results will depend on your unique appearance.
2. In connection with the first one, do careful research regarding your clinic and surgeon of choice. For example, if you live in Tampa, Florida, then do a thorough research of clinics based in Tampa.
3. Plan ahead for your recovery. Do not choose a clinic too far away from your place of comfort as recovery is key in achieving the best result possible post-op.
4. There will be scars. As with any surgery, scars are unavoidable. However, eyelid surgery only makes small incisions, and the scars are usually hidden in the eyelids’ folds.
5. Know that there are risks involved. Like any surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery carries risks. It may be temporary blurry vision, swelling and bruising, or tiny bumps.

After Surgery:

1. After the procedure, the operated on eyelids will feel sore and tight. Dry, itchy, sticky, and watery eyes are not uncommon. Your eyes will also be light sensitive.
2. Follow the doctor’s orders regarding medication. Follow them religiously. This will ease your pain and discomfort. Also, it will accelerate your recovery.
3. Expect to swell and bruising on your eyelids to persist for up to 21 days or longer.
4. Expect good results, but know that there is no guarantee. Besides the surgeon, it is also up to you how well the operation turns out. Also, keep in mind that some need only one procedure, while some need to undergo multiple ones to achieve their desired results.
5. Avoid rubbing your eyes or applying pressure on your eyelids. Do not place them under excessive strain, abrasion, and sudden motions while in the process of healing.
6. Lastly, be patient. Prepare yourself for the long road to recovery. As in most, if not all, cosmetic surgeries, peak results take months to appear. Do not get frustrated when you do not see immediate results.

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