What problems can blepharoplasty address?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is designed to address the problems of under-eye bags and saggy, droopy upper eyelids. Atlanta blepharoplasty can help restore vision affected by droopy eyelids. The end result is a refreshed, alert, and more youthful appearance that accentuates the natural contours of your eyes.
Can blepharoplasty correct wrinkles around the eyes like crow’s feet?
Blepharoplasty addresses the eyelids alone and does not affect the crows feet. However, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin can combine other Marietta cosmetic surgery procedures with blepharoplasty to help restore several areas of your face.
If you have a sagging forehead and eyebrows, Dr. Crispin may recommend combining blepharoplasty with a brow lift. For wrinkles around the eyes, a number of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or facial injectables can be utilized to provide a smooth, youthful look to nearly any part of your face.
Are the results of blepharoplasty permanent?
Blepharoplasty can provide you with a refreshed and youthful appearance, but it cannot stop the process of aging. As you age, it is possible that your eyelids will again become puffy or that your eyelids will begin to droop. Many patients find blepharoplasty provides a lifetime of results, but this will depend on lifestyle choices you make.
Take care of the skin around your eyes with a topical eyelid cream. Make sure to get at least eight hours of sleep every night and avoid depressants such as alcohol. Not smoking will also help extend the results of any plastic surgery procedure you have. During your initial consultation, Dr. Crispin can provide you with information on ways to extend the results of your Atlanta facial plastic surgery.
Is blepharoplasty safe?
Blepharoplasty is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures. All surgical procedures come with risks such as infection, reactions to anesthesia, and excessive bleeding. Dr. Crispin works to minimize these risks by adhering to the most rigorous medical standards.
What is recovery from blepharoplasty like?
Some minor discomfort and swelling may be present in the first few days following your surgery. Dr. Crispin will provide you with medications to deal with pain, and keeping your head elevated will help reduce swelling. Most patients are able to return to work within five to 10 days and resume all normal activities, including strenuous exercise, within three weeks. Your recovery time will be unique to you. Dr. Crispin will work with you during this time to help ensure your comfort and to make sure you are progressing as planned.
If you have more Atlanta eyelid surgery questions and live in Atlanta, Marietta, or the surrounding areas of Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin can answer all of your Marietta blepharoplasty questions during an initial consultation.