Achieve Youthful-Looking Eyes with an Eyelid Lift
As we age, the skin around our eyes can start to sag, creating an unflattering appearance, and it can even obstruct vision. This excess skin accumulates above and/or below the eye, giving an older, more weathered look to your face. The good news is you can reduce the excess skin around your eyes with eyelid surgery.
At Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa, our expert team provides eyelid surgery for many of our patients in Winchester, VA. The procedure corrects the sagging skin issues around the eyes, producing a more appealing and younger look.
Understanding the eyelid surgery process
Eyelid surgery, or eyelid lift, consists of a few steps:
A surgeon will add a numbing medication into the eyelids. You may also receive intravenous medications to keep you relaxed during the procedure.
The surgeon then cuts along a fold in the upper eyelid. The cut appears in a fold where scarring will not be visible.
Excess skin and fat tissues are removed from the upper eyelid. Some muscle tissues may also be removed. The surgeon will close the cut after the procedure is finished.
The lower eyelid is the next area to treat. The surgeon will produce a cut under the lashes in a natural crease, ensuring the scarring is not visible.
Excess skin, fat, and muscle tissues are removed. Sometimes, the surgeon will reposition the fat if it appears uneven. The surgeon then closes the cut after finishing the work.
You will require a few days to rest after the procedure, and you may notice some swelling or bruising in the area. A cold compress or ice pack can help alleviate any discomfort. Not all patients will require stitches, but those who need them will have to get them removed after a few days.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is beneficial for people who have excess skin on either eyelid. People whose upper eyelids appear baggy or droopy or those with noticeable bags underneath their eyes are great candidates for the surgery in Winchester, VA. Since the process helps remove excess skin and stops the sagging, you might notice an improved line of vision following the procedure.
What to do after eyelid surgery
The results of your eyelid surgery will last for years, but you must also properly maintain your results. Be sure to wear sunglasses when outdoors to prevent your eyelids from harm due to sun exposure. Avoid adding excess cosmetic products over the eyelids until fully healed, as the treatment area might be sensitive.
Contact us today to see if eyelid surgery is right for you
Eyelid surgery can help you look younger and more refreshed. The team at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa in Winchester, VA can give you a look you’ve always wanted. Contact us for details on what you can expect and to find out if eyelid surgery is right for you.