Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Lift Norfolk
If wrinkles and bags around your eyes are making you look older than you are, and you want to regain your youthful appearance, an eyelid lift can help you achieve that goal.
Based in Norfolk, Nebraska, Dr. Demetrio Aguila is one of the region’s top cosmetic surgeons with years of experience and numerous patients who have benefited from his care.
To learn more about eyelid lift surgery, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aguila, contact our office today.
Why An Eyelid Lift?
We all get older, and a natural part of the aging process includes the skin losing its elasticity. Aging and other factors can lead to sagging skin around your eyelids. Both upper and lower lids can be impacted.
The presence of excess skin on lower eyelids often leads to bags and wrinkles. Additional skin that develops on upper eyelids can end up drooping down over your lashes. In some cases, a patient’s vision can be impaired or blocked.
If you are unhappy with your eyelids and want to improve them to promote a younger-looking appearance, you could benefit from blepharoplasty, which is the medical term used to describe an eyelid lift.
How It Works
Blepharoplasty is performed to remove the patient’s extra skin and fatty tissue located around the eyes. These are often the culprits that make patients appear older.
While eyelid lifts are often cosmetic in nature, these surgeries also promote better health by improving the lives of patients with obstructed vision. Older patients with upper eyelids that sag can benefit from this procedure as well.
Doctor Aguila and his staff take the time to consult with patients one-on-one to learn about their medical histories and what they hope to accomplish through eyelid lift surgery.
Many of our patients select this surgery to appear younger looking, and to gain a more vital and attractive look. We find that many patients who undergo this procedure feel better about themselves and have improved self-esteem and confidence.
Blepharoplasty is an effective and safe surgery. And if you have questions or concerns, Dr. Aguila will be happy to discuss them with you.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for eyelid procedures should have good general health. It also helps to have realistic expectations on what this surgery can achieve. And having a positive outlook always helps!
Blepharoplasty produces the best results in patients who don’t smoke and who don’t have pre-existing health problems that might make healing difficult.
We find that most people who have eyelid lift surgery are over age 35, but every patient is different. For example, if members of your family have suffered from baggy skin near the eyes, or droopy eyelids, you may decide to undergo surgery before you turn 35.
Eyelid lift surgery does not change facial structure.
A thorough consultation with Dr. Aguila is the first step in the process, and he can help you decide whether an eyelid lift is right for you. The doctor will review your past and present medical conditions, examine medications you are on or have used in the past, and discuss the benefits and risks of eyelid lift surgery with you.
Recovery after Surgery
Most of our patients will use a lubricating ointment after their procedures. This protects your eyes and prevents dryness. This post-op treatment may cause temporary blurred vision in some patients. Others may experience sensitivity to light, tearing up, and double vision after surgery. These side effects should not alarm you, and they are temporary.
Patients’ stitches typically are removed within a week. You may experience a bit of swelling and discomfort. These too should ease soon after your surgery.
Doctor Aguila will explain how any mild post-procedure pain and swelling can be handled with icing treatment, cold compresses and pain relief medication.
The beneficial results of your eyelid surgery will gradually increase over time. The majority of our patients find that surgery has improved their appearance – and are delighted that their bags and wrinkles are things of the past.
If you want to combat signs of aging around your eyes, eyelid lift surgery can help you look and feel younger.
Contact Dr. Aguila today to learn more and start down the road to a more youthful, vital look.