Revitalize tired-looking eyes with eyelid surgery - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Revitalize tired-looking eyes with eyelid surgery


Our eyes are one of the first areas to show our age. As we age, skin starts to lose its elasticity, and skin on the upper eyelid can appear droopy and sometimes block vision, and puffy bags and wrinkles under the eyes can make us look tired. Eyelid surgery is a popular procedure to help wake up tired-looking eyes.

What makes this a popular surgery is the fact that you can get upper and lower eyelid procedures done at the same time. Procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation in the Chester Surgery Center, an accredited outpatient surgery center, or at Morristown Medical Center. Rarely does it require an inpatient stay.

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the natural crease of your eyelids so that scarring will be hidden once your eyelids have healed. Excess skin is removed and fat and muscle are removed or repositioned as you don’t want to remove too much fat and make the eyes appear hollowed.

For lower eyelid surgery, incision lines are just below the lash line. Fat pads that make the eyes look puffy are removed, and muscle and remaining fat are repositioned. Excess skin and muscle are trimmed and closed with fine sutures. Scars from both upper and lower eyelid surgery will appear pink for several months but eventually fade and become hidden by the natural creases of your eyes.

Another reason why this surgery is popular is the recovery period. While your eyes will feel tight or sore for the first few days after surgery, most pain and discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter medications. Stitches are removed only a few days up to a week after surgery, when the swelling and bruising start to subside. You should be able to return to work a week to 10 days after surgery.

Results from eyelid surgery can last several years if you take good care and complete all follow-up instructions. You’ll need to wear special sunglasses and sunblock to protect your eyelids from the sun as they may be more sensitive to sunlight.

Eyelid surgery can help you restore a more “awake,” youthful look to your face, improving your confidence and self-image. For a consultation, call (908) 879-2222.

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