As the eyes are the most expressive of our features, any distortion around the eyes can mask or alter our expressions. Wrinkles and bulges on the upper or lower eyelids occur either because of hereditary factors or aging. The protrusions of fat above and below the eye produce pouches.
When Dr. Conrad removes or repositions this excessive fat along with excessive skin by performing eye lift surgery, the effect is of a refreshed and clearer expression, as well an anti-aging effect.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery is frequently combined with a forehead lift and sometimes with a lower face-lift, in order to achieve a better aesthetic balance of all the facial features.
Dr. Conrad’s patients expect and experience a warm, reassuring ambience. Dr. Conrad’s clinic is comfortable and inviting; the staff is gentle and respectful. Your trust and
confidence in Dr. Conrad is well placed.
Before eyelift surgery, an eye doctor will be asked to examine your eyes to make certain that there are no reasons to avoid the procedure.
The operation is usually carried out under a local anesthetic following sedation. Only minor disability accompanies the early recovery from surgery. Dark sunglasses can be worn from the second post-operative day to camouflage the discoloration and swelling. This usually disappears within ten days. By that time, make-up can successfully be used to cover thread-thin scars.
With a proper pre-operative assessment and careful surgical technique, serious complications following this operation are extremely rare. Dr. Conrad encourages you to discuss the details of any possible complication during the pre-operative visit.
The surgery can remove excess skin and bagginess. It cannot prevent the remaining skin from forming small folds with the underlying muscle contraction during smiling or other facial expressions. The “crow’s feet” and the fine wrinkles require chemical peeling or laser correction. Alternatively, regular preventative Botox injections have become the most popular and effective cosmetic treatment.
During your post-operative visit, usually five to seven days after surgery, the sutures will be removed under magnification with special delicate instruments to minimize discomfort. Sleep with your head elevated thirty to forty degrees for one week. This minimizes the swelling.
The advantages of this operation over transcutaneous (through the skin) lower eyelid blepharoplasty are substantial and include
The first warm welcome you receive when you call us, is immediate reassurance that you are our focus. We will make certain that you are at ease and comfortable with your progress until you are healed and well recovered.Back