Is a Blepharoplasty Eyelift Right for Me?
If the eyes are windows to the soul, then saggy eyelids may be seen as the shutters. Over time, the muscles around the eyes weaken, and fat and tissue can accumulate resulting in a tired appearance. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Whetstone advocates a conservative approach which results in a very natural result. For those who desire a more alert, youthful appearance, talking with Dr. Whetstone about blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is recommended.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure in which excess tissue and fat around the eyelid area is removed. This procedure helps patients achieve a youthful appearance, improves facial symmetry, and (for some) removes visual impairments caused by excess eyelid skin. Typical post-surgical results include smoother, firmer eyelid skin.
How Do I Prepare for Surgery?
Prior to surgery, it is imperative that you follow Dr. Whetstone’s instructions to the letter, which may include adjustments to diet, medications, and lifestyle habits. Because eyelid surgery is performed while you are under general anesthesia, transportation home must be arranged in advance.
What Happens After Surgery?
After the procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days depending on the individual, and minimal activity will be recommended during week one. You can expect a minimal amount of discomfort that can easily be controlled with oral pain medication.
During the post-operative period you will receive experienced, attentive care from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse who will explain everything in detail about what to expect following your surgery. They will be readily available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.
Once Dr. Whetstone gives the green light after about a week, many patients are able to resume normal activities. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks.
Why Choose Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery for Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Whetstone, a highly regarded Dallas plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in blepharoplasty procedures, takes an individualized and attentive approach with patients that puts them at ease. Same day surgical procedures are performed at Las Colinas Surgery Center with an experienced team that includes a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist.
Contact us today at 972-831-8822 to schedule your free consultation and learn whether blepharoplasty is right for you.