Too often, men and women complain that their eyes look “old.” There is a notion that they have to accept that baggy eyes or sagging eyelids are a part of aging. However, this is far from accurate. Instead, with the help of JHopkins Plastic Surgery, patients can achieve a youthful look with blepharoplasty. This procedure eradicates common eyelid concerns.
The blepharoplasty procedure is a minimally invasive one. It involves a surgeon addressing the upper or lower eyelids, sometimes both, and getting rid of excess skin and fat. The procedure may leave a small scar, but it is barely visible when the eye is open and alert.
To recover from a blepharoplasty is a twofold process. The surgery itself and recovery time is usually around a week. However, to get your complete look, it is best to give your eyes ample healing time. After the surgery, don’t panic if you’re not seeing immediate results. Plastic surgery procedures take time to be effective.
Occasionally, a surgery is covered by health insurance. Commonly, it might be covered if it is medically necessary. In some cases, an eyelid surgery actually is necessary. It can prevent premature blindness due to overhanging eyelids. There is no guarantee of insurance coverage, but it can never hurt to call your insurance provider to find out.
The recovery period for a blepharoplasty procedure depends entirely on you, the patient. On average, patients are back to at least 90% within a two week period. The incisions from the procedure will be noticeable, which causes many patients some discomfort. Slight bruising is also quite common, though both the incisions and the bruising are, for the most part, quite small and easily dismissed. Some patients feel completely back to normal after just three or four days.
On the most basic level, your particular constitution affects your healing process; people naturally heal at different speeds. Age is also a factor – just because a wound healed in a few days when you were younger does not mean the same type of injury will heal in the same time period at your current age. After the procedure, ice and rest the affected area and elevate your head; this speeds up the recovery process.
To ease your wariness about eyelid surgery, we at JHopkins Plastic Surgery will say this: we see patients experience an overall better quality of life with an eyelid surgery. Not only can they see better, but they often look more youthful to their friends and family.
Should you have any questions or are interested in this procedure, don’t wait another blink.Contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins for your blepharoplasty. New sight and youthful eyes are within your reach! 972-298-6641