Eyelid Surgery | Auburn, AL
Facial aging is typically first noticed around the eyes. This begins in the third and fourth decade of life. “I look tired all the time,” “My eyelids are droopy,” and “I have bags under the eyes” are common complaints of patients. Others describe having to lean their heads back to see when driving. When significant visual obstruction is present, many insurance companies will cover the surgery to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids.
What does eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty address?
- The excess skin and wrinkles of the upper and lower eyelids
- The herniated fat or bulging fat
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
- Someone with loose skin of the upper eyelid drooping over the lids
- Excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid
- Persistent bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Partially obstructed vision, especially when gazing upward
- Family history of eyelid surgery to treat excess skin
- A healthy individual
- Realistic goals and expectations
What other procedures often accompany blepharoplasty for upper face rejuvenation?
What is eyelid ptosis or droopy eyelid?
Droopy eyelids can be the result of trauma or age that cause the muscle that opens the eye to become weak and ineffective in opening the eye completely. This results in one or both eyelids having a droopy appearance. This can be repaired by eyelid surgery. More info.
What is the Madonna Lift?
The Madonna Lift is a non-invasive way to tighten the skin around the upper and lower eyelids to produce a rejuvenated look. Dr. Aquadro uses the Deka DOT SmartXide laser to tighten the skin with minimal pain and downtime. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aquadro to discuss this exciting new procedure right here in Auburn, AL. More info.
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we believe you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. Feel free to bring photos of you when you were younger. Dr. Aquadro will present the different options for eyelid surgery and discuss the pros and cons of each decision. There are many decisions to be made and we want to involve you in every step of the process. When you to leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, you should feel at ease about the decision you and Dr. Aquadro reached about blepharoplasty.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs his surgeries that require general anesthesia at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. Some eye lid surgeries can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you in the preoperative holding area and confirm the surgery details with you. The surgery can vary from one to three hours and you go home the same day.
What is the typical recovery time?
You will see immediate improvement in the excess skin and fat. Mild bruising and edema will be present for up to two weeks. Dr. Aquadro asks you to sleep with your head elevated for the first two weeks. Sutures are removed in five days. Most people can return to work within a seven to ten days. Full strenuous activity can be resumed at 4-6 weeks.