Blepharoplasty is a procedure to rejuvenate the eyes. The eyes are the seat of beauty and when aging changes occur in this area, it can be particularly distressing to the patients. In fact, this is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure in the United States.
What does a Blepharoplasty do?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids. This helps to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes can remove the “bags” from the eyelids. The results are a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area. The best results, however, are achieved by utilizing multiple treatment modalities, such as blepharoplasty in combination with Liposculpture, and Neuromodulator therapy. A consultation with Dr. Winkler can help you decide whether any additional, complementary procedures would increase the success of your surgery.
Denver Blepharoplasty Consultation
During the initial consultation, your desired changes and possible results are discussed. A medical history is obtained, including use of corrective lenses, recent vision changes, tear production and age. As with all procedures, good health and realistic expectations are required for successful results after your Denver Blepharoplasty.
Understanding the Procedure
A Blepharoplasty procedure removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from the upper and/or lower lids. The incisions are designed on natural folds to minimize the visibility of the scar. Loose skin and fat is gently removed and fine sutures are used to close the incisions. The sutures used to close this incision are self-dissolving and leave a nearly invisible scar.
What To Expect After The Surgery
Immediately after the surgery has been completed, a certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses and head elevation when lying down will enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Dr. Winkler will prescribe medication for any discomfort.
What is the downtime?
For 10 days following blepharoplasty, there will be significant bruising and swelling of the eyelids. During this time you will clean the eye area, and eye drops are recommended. Dr. Winkler will list activities to avoid in the weeks following surgery. The self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own after about 7 days.
Insurance does not generally cover surgery that is done purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve vision or surgery for eye deformity or injury may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage.