EYELID REJUVENATION SURGERY
No more saggy, puffy, tired looking eyes. Upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation or blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and or lower eyelid and reinforces the eyelid muscles, creating a rested, refreshed look.
WHAT IS AN UPPER EYELID SURGERY?
When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, Dr. Zamora and his team of Colorado eyelid surgery experts can perform an upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty to improve peripheral vision. For patients with a less severe amount of excess skin, Dr. Zamora may suggest a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons.
WHAT IS LOWER EYELID SURGERY?
Lower eyelid “bags” and excess wrinkled skin under the eye area can make us look tired, older than our actual age, and can be difficult to conceal with makeup. As we age, the muscles around the eyes weaken and the thin, fragile skin around our eyelids stretches giving a crepey look to our lower eyelids. Volume through face depletes as we age causing skin to sag and fat pockets under the eyes to become more prominent. Lower eyelid surgery removes excess fat and loose skin from beneath the eye. The result is a smoother looking lower eyelid, giving you an overall more youthful look.
Dr. Zamora and his expert team can perform your eyelid lift procedure very simply as an outpatient procedure.
Upper eyelid surgery is performed through incisions made along the skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids. Working through these incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very precise stitches.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed through incisions made below the lashes of the lower lids, or from inside the surface of the lower eyelid. Working through these incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very precise stitches.
Our team at Jack Zamora MD Cosmetic Surgery will assist you with all of the information you need for exceptional results with your eyelid procedure. Dr. Zamora will address all of your concerns ahead of time and discuss what your desired results are. He will also explain his techniques and anesthesia options.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Zamora recommends you discontinue the use of products containing aspirin, garlic, ginseng, green tea and vitamin E for two weeks, as they may increase the risk of bruising.
Post Treatment Information
Dr. Zamora or someone from his team will check in with you after your surgery. It is normal for your eyelids to feel a bit tight or sore after the procedure. You will have an antibiotic ointment which we will prescribe to you to apply to your lids post procedure. Minor discomfort can be treated with over the counter Tylenol. However, if you pain is unbearable, please call our office immediately.
Initial swelling and bruising can take one to two weeks to lessen. However, full results will not be seen for several months. Bruising can vary from one person to another and it may reach it’s peak during the first week. Dr. Zamora reminds each of his patients that healing from a blepharoplasty procedure is a gradual process but that the end result is exceptional. He will provide detailed care instructions and is always happy to answer any questions you may have about your procedure.