We all have something about ourselves that we’re not in love with. Unfortunately, we’re just wired that way because of the society we live in. We either wish we were taller, curvier, had straight hair, could tan better, had a stronger nose, or… the list goes on and on. And though those insecurities can be overcome with positive thinking and a little kindness towards ourselves, sometimes our lives can be improved by tweaking our appearance.
For example, a blepharoplasty can help remove the sagging skin that dips into our line of vision. Imagine being able to see how you used to! Keep reading to learn about blepharoplasty and have some of your most frequently asked questions answered.
What does Blepharoplasty treat?
Blepharoplasty may also be referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery, and the goal of this procedure is to change how the skin and fat around the eyes are structured. An upper blepharoplasty changes the amount of fat and excess skin that sit above the upper eyelid. A lower blepharoplasty targets the bags underneath your eyes, and may include the removal of a small amount of skin to leave a smooth appearance behind.
Blepharoplasty is generally recommended for patients who have excess skin dipping into their line of sight, or for people who are not happy with the amount of skin and/or fat around their eyes.
Will I have scars after Blepharoplasty?
There will always be a scar after ANY surgical procedure, but thankfully we don’t use the usual surgical techniques. By using a CO2 laser to make the adjustments, you’re left with more youthful, tighter skin and any scarring from the laser is positioned in creases of the eyes.
Can I wear contact lenses after Blepharoplasty?
We can help you determine how long you will need to go without contacts after your procedure. Pulling on the delicate skin of your eyes may damage the area as it heals. You will get the best results and by avoiding contacts it can help you avoid complications like infection.
Are you interested in learning more about this life-changing procedure? Contact us at (403) 255-1633 to schedule a consultation today.