The most common facial surgery procedure performed at our practice is treatment of the eyelids (sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty, eye lift, or eyelid tuck). The first facial lines and wrinkles typically appear around our eyes. Age and genetics are primary causes, but sun damage, swelling, and allergy-related conditions all contribute. Makeup, skin treatment programs, chemical peels, laser treatments, and BOTOX® Cosmetic all address some of the issues that arise, but eyelid surgery can also help improve the appearance of the areas around your eyes. Both men and women enjoy the results of eyelid surgery at our practice near Spartanburg.
During your consult we’ll review your medical history, including any eye problems you may have and medications you may be taking. We’ll also show you before-and-after photos of various patients so you can see the results we’ve achieved. Dr. Graham will then discuss the types of improvements he can help you to achieve. Additional procedures such as BOTOX® therapy, brow lift, or laser treatment may also be discussed and Dr. Graham will answer any questions you may have.
Through eyelid surgery we try to correct loose skin on the upper and lower eyelids, as well as excess fat around the eye. Loose skin on the upper lid may interfere with smooth makeup application, fill the space above the eyelid, hang down covering much of the eyelid, or make one look tired or inattentive. Skin on the lower eyelid may drape loosely below the eye or accentuate texture and expression lines. Fat pads may cause the bags under the eye and may protrude above the upper lid as well.
The patient will be under local or general anesthesia during this out-patient procedure, which lasts between one and three hours depending on the extent of the procedure. Typical recovery supplies are provided to you. The pain is usually mild and easily controlled. Specialized post-operative massage techniques and makeup advice are usually provided by our Skin Care Specialist. Light activities can be resumed in four to seven days. The amount of discoloration in the treatment area varies, but usually resolves in one to three weeks.
The risks associated with the procedure are detailed in writing and discussed with you prior to surgery. Results last for years. Patients occasionally choose to maintain results by repeating the procedure again within seven to fifteen years. Please contact us today for more information on eyelid surgery at our practice serving Spartanburg, Anderson, and surrounding communities.
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