As you age the skin around our eyes starts to slowly lose elasticity. This can cause your eyelids that droop, and lines to form around your eyes. Some people also develop unsightly fatty deposits under their eyes.
A Blepharoplasty, or eyelift procedure, is designed to address the droop in your eyelids and remove excess fatty deposits from under your eyes, giving you back youthful and alert eyes.
An eyelift is often performed on an outpatient basis and requires sedation. You will need to arrange for a friend or family member drive you, and help you out at home while you get back on your feet.
Dr. Otis Allen will make careful incisions following natural creases and contours in the skin around your eyes. This helps to mitigate any future scarring issues. Then incisions are made around the lower eyelid to gain access to the fatty deposits under your eyes. Excess fat is removed and remaining fat is sculpted to improve the overall contours around the eye and lessen some of the noticeable lines.
Your recovery period might include a little bruising and swelling, this will diminish in time. Dr. [doctor name] might also recommend a chemical or laser peel to reduce any natural discoloration in your lower eyelid.
If you have questions about getting an eyelift procedure, please feel free to call us at 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment.