Wrinkles and sagging skin around our eyes can make us look tired and older than we feel. Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids create an exhausted appearance, and excessive skin in the upper eyelid can even interfere with vision. Salt Lake City plastic surgeon Dr. Fryer can help you look dramatically younger and more rested through eyelid lift surgery.
Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is done on an outpatient basis in our Salt Lake City facility either with local or general anesthesia. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids, and excess fat and skin are removed. While blepharoplasty improves the appearance of your eyelids, it does not change the appearance or position of your eyebrows. In order to provide you with optimum results Dr. Fryer may suggest performing a brow lift in conjunction with eyelid surgery.
All sutures are usually removed within 4 to 6 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling progressively disappear in 1 to 2 weeks. Dry eye symptoms are frequent after eyelid surgery and are easily controlled with ointment and rewetting drops. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed, and contact lenses can be worn when comfortable – usually within 7 to 10 days.
The specific risks and the suitability of eyelid lift can be determined only during your consultation with Salt Lake City plastic surgeon Dr. Fryer. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.
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