Have you recently noticed that you have sagging skin around your eyes? Are your eyelids drooping when you look in the mirror? If so, you may be embarrassed by these signs of aging, but there's a treatment that can help.
Dr. Lee Thornton and Dr. Mark Elliott provide blepharoplasty as an option for sagging eyelids at Meridian Plastic Surgery in Meridian, Mississippi. Blepharoplasty is a successful surgical procedure that takes years off of your appearance.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure our team performs when you have sagging skin around your eyes. As you age, the muscles in your face weaken, leading to sagging skin, especially under your eyes and around your eyelids.
When these muscles weaken, you can suffer several symptoms, including bagginess under your eyes, drooping eyelids, and saggy eyebrows. These symptoms make you look much older, affecting your confidence and self-esteem.
However, sagging skin around your eyes is more than an aesthetic problem. Excess skin may disrupt your peripheral vision, making it hard to see in your peripheral vision field.
Blepharoplasty is an innovative treatment for excess skin around your eyes. Our team provides this procedure to help you look younger and fix issues with your vision if it's affected.
If you're suffering from bagginess around your eyes or drooping eyelids, affecting your confidence or vision, you may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty.
Before your procedure, Dr. Elliott and Dr. Thornton evaluate your health to determine if blepharoplasty suits you. They review your current medications and your medical history before scheduling your procedure.
Our team also performs a physical exam before your procedure, which includes a comprehensive eye exam and visual field testing. We also take pictures of your eyelids and eyes for before and after pictures so you can see your results.
During the blepharoplasty procedure, you'll get numbing medications in your eyelids and medications through your IV to help keep you relaxed.
Our team makes an incision in your upper eyelids if that's where your skin is sagging. Once we make the incision, our team removes excess tissue and fat. Then we’ll close the incision when the team is satisfied with the results.
Our team makes the incision just below your lash line for sagging underneath your eyes. Our team removes excess skin, fat, or muscle during this procedure to reduce sagginess. We then close the incision.
After your procedure, you'll be in the recovery room until you fully awaken. It's typically an outpatient procedure, so you can go home when you feel well enough.
After the blepharoplasty procedure, it's not uncommon to have swelling, pain, and bruising around your incisions and eyes. Our team provides the best ways to help you heal quickly and efficiently for optimal results.
You should notice decreased swelling and bruising around the incisions in 10 to 14 days after your procedure. However, it may still take a few months for the area around your eyes to heal completely.
The results after blepharoplasty speaks for themselves. You'll notice a more youthful appearance with less sagging skin on your eyelids and around your eyes. Better peripheral vision is another benefit of the procedure that helps you feel younger.
Blepharoplasty is a permanent procedure, and the results last as long as you protect your skin. Your skin continues to age, but protecting your eyes and skin from the sun's harmful UV rays helps retain your youthful appearance.
If you have other concerns about your face, our team may suggest performing other procedures like a brow lift or a facelift along with the blepharoplasty.
Call our office at 601-693-7742 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thornton or Dr. Elliott. You can also request an appointment on the website.