Droopy eyelids will add years to your appearance and could reduce your line of vision. At Dr. Malouf Dermatology in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Cleburne, Texas, the exceptional team of dermatology specialists offers upper lid blepharoplasty to tighten your lids and reduce sagging. Call the office to learn more and book an appointment. You can also schedule your visit online at any time.
Upper lid blepharoplasty is a minor surgery. Your dermatology specialist makes an incision, removes excess tissue, and tightens your upper eyelids. You might choose this procedure if your lids block your line of vision or you don’t like the appearance of loose or sagging lids.
To determine if you’re a candidate for upper lid blepharoplasty, your provider examines your eyelids, asks about your vision and symptoms, and reviews your medical history. They might also complete an eye exam. They discuss your desired results and personalize a treatment matching your aesthetic and medical goals.
To get ready for upper lid blepharoplasty, follow your specialist’s instructions. You might need to stop taking specific medicines, quit smoking, and make arrangements for a family member or friend to drive you home after the procedure.
Before surgery, your dermatology specialist numbs your eyelids and offers medicine that helps you relax. They make incisions along folds in your eyelids, remove excess upper eyelid tissue, tighten your lids if needed, and close the incisions.
After upper lid blepharoplasty, you rest in a recovery area for a short time. But you can usually go home the same day. Temporary side effects can include watery eyes, blurry vision, double vision, light sensitivity, swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
Follow your instructions after surgery. Your specialist might ask you to ice the treatment area, use prescription ointments or eye drops, and wear protective sunglasses. They might also suggest you sleep with your head raised over the next several nights.
Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise until your surgeon gives you the OK. Don’t smoke, wear contact lenses, or rub your eyes while healing. Attend follow-up visits at Dr. Malouf Dermatology. Usually, any swelling and bruising go away within 1-2 weeks. You can then enjoy your new, tighter, younger-looking eyelids.
Call the Dr. Malouf Dermatology office or use the online booking feature today to learn if upper lid blepharoplasty is right for you.