Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Birmingham, AL
If you have bags under your eyes or excess skin in the eyelids that make your eyes look wrinkled and aged, blepharoplasty may be your ideal solution. Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area residents can have this procedure performed at Menard Plastic Surgery by Dr. John Menard, a reputable plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery, which is a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects the appearance of sagging or bulging eyelids. In many cases, patients develop fat deposits around the eyes as they age, typically on the upper or lower lid, which can cause you to appear tired or aged and can distract from your overall appearance and personality. A blepharoplasty can help correct hanging skin around the eyelids, swollen-looking eyes and/or dark bags underneath the eyes.
Who Can Benefit From Blepharoplasty?
At Menard Plastic Surgery, we offer blepharoplasty procedures to men and women who wish to correct the following conditions:
- Loose hanging skin or wrinkles around the eyelids
- Excessive circles or dark bags underneath the eye
- Aged, tired, or swollen-looking eyes
- Accumulated fat above or below the eye
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
During the surgical procedure, Dr. Menard will make incisions in the natural creases that already exist within the skin. The surgery can take about one hour, though this can be longer if combined with other procedures. In both procedures, excess fatty tissue is removed as necessary along with extra skin. Upper eyelid surgery primarily involves excess skin excision, while in lower eyelid surgery, the primary focus is removal of excess fatty deposits.
Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Absolutely. For patients who are looking to achieve a more dramatic enhancement, an eyelid surgery may be used as a supplementary technique to achieve a more defined facial contour. Oftentimes, a blepharoplasty is combined with a facelift or a neck lift to help patients look younger and more defined. Combining procedures is recommended to help patients recover faster and save money.
What Can Be Expected Following a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
You may need to take up to a week off from work to give yourself the opportunity to rest, as you may experience blurred vision or numbing around the eyes following the procedure. Dr. Menard will provide post-surgical care instructions to you before your treatment to ensure proper steps are taken. You will begin to see results as the swelling subsides and can see the full effect of the blepharoplasty within several weeks following the procedure.
If you want to revive your facial appearance by rejuvenating the area around your eyes, look no further than Menard Plastic Surgery in nearby Tuscaloosa. If you live in the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Menard.