Stress and aging strain the eyes and muscles in the eyelids. Puffy or drooping eyelids can make you look older or interfere with your eyesight. Blepharoplasty procedures can rejuvenate your appearance. Located in Jupiter, FL, Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Koger, performs blepharoplasty surgery for Palm Beach County residents, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Wellington.
You and Dr. Koger will carefully discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery. Together you’ll decide whether to do all four eyelids or just the upper or lower ones, whether skin, as well as fat, will be removed and whether any additional procedures are appropriate.
Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Koger any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results. Together, Dr. Koger will help guide you towards the best procedure to fit your specific needs.
In a typical procedure, Dr. Koger makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids. That includes the creases of your upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, he separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat and often trims and corrects sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but don’t need to have any skin removed, Dr. Koger may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. It is usually performed on younger patients with thicker, more elastic skin.
Dr. Koger will follow your progress very closely for the first week or two. The stitches will be removed one week after surgery. Once they’re out, most patients report looking and feeling much better.
Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in a week to 10 days. By then, depending on your rate of healing and Dr. Koger’s instructions, you’ll probably be able to wear makeup. You may be sensitive to sunlight, the wind and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses and a special sunblock made for eyelids when you go out.
You will need to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days and avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It’s especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol since it causes fluid retention.
If you live in or around West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a blepharoplasty procedure, contact Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL, today to set up a complimentary consultation.