A frequent issue many people experience as they age is drooping eyelids or sagging brows, along with the all-too-common problem of undereye bags. Over time, the muscles supporting the eyelids begin to weaken, causing lids to stretch. The combination of weakened muscles and stretching gradually leads to fat accumulation above and below the eyelids. Fortunately, eyelid surgery can be performed to remove such fat accumulation and excess skin, allowing patients to look younger and more alert. This procedure, medically known as blepharoplasty, can also help those whose peripheral vision has been impaired by such fat to see more clearly.
Eyelid surgery at Yarish Plastic Surgery offers patients in the Houston and Lake Jackson areas the opportunity to completely rejuvenate their appearance. A consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Yarish can help patients to know if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Call our office today to find out more about this rejuvenative procedure.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery
Prior to undergoing eyelid surgery, we will discuss your medical history, educate you about the procedure and give you a physical examination to ensure that you are a good candidate. We will also talk about the desired outcome in order to assess whether your expectations are realistic. In addition, several photographs will be taken of the eyes from different angles to serve as guides in procedure planning. You will also be given instructions of lifestyle changes you’ll need to make prior to surgery such as avoiding medications or supplements that are associated with bleeding for two weeks before the surgical date and to quit smoking several weeks in advance of surgery.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure. Patients receive injections to numb the eyelids along with the administration of IV medication to induce relaxation. Your surgical plan will be customized and discussed with you prior to the procedure, but incisions will be carefully placed to ensure minimal visible scarring. Immediately following surgery, patients are usually released within a few hours if no further evaluation is necessary. Dr. Yarish will provide post-surgical instructions and answer any questions about your recovery period.
Possible Side Effects
Some side effects are to be expected. Watery eyes, double vision and sensitivity to light are common. The lubricating ointment used in the procedure can also temporarily cause blurred vision. Redness at the incision site, swelling and bruising, numbness of the eyelids and some discomfort are also to be expected. All of these issues are temporary. However, patients should seek immediate medical help in the event of more worrisome effects like chest pain, shortness of breath, bleeding, vision problems or severe pain.
Eyelid surgery can help individuals to look younger and improve their self-image. In some cases, it can even improve peripheral vision.Contact Yarish Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out if eyelid surgery is right for you.
At Yarish Plastic Surgery, we believe that skin and body rejuvenation is an evolutionary process that does not begin and end solely with the surgery itself.
While we do know that surgery is the most dramatic and gratifying part of the rejuvenation process, Dr. Yarish is also convinced that we can enhance and even maximize your surgery results with our “comprehensive rejuvenation concept”. This concept is essentially a treatment plan specifically designed for each procedure in order to prepare the skin and body for surgery and to aid the healing process following your surgery.
We do recognize that many people do not have the time or inclination to take advantage of the compete program, and we want to assure you that your surgical results will be the best attainable anywhere. However, if you are in a position to take advantage of the “comprehensive rejuvenation concept,” you will find the entire experience to be more relaxing, and you will know that you have treated yourself to the most unique and gratifying experience that plastic surgery has to offer. And you will know that you have availed yourself of the ultimate in skin and body rejuvenation.
In order to make this experience more convenient and affordable, we have created a combination of ultimate experience packages specifically tailored to enhance each procedure. Dr. Yarish strongly recommends that you take advantage of this “comprehensive rejuvenation concept.” The program outlined for you will be instituted pre-operatively, and will be continued post-operatively until healing is complete.