Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Leeman in Austin, TX
It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eye contact is incredibly important in everyday communication, and our eyes are also one part of our body that everyone looks at almost constantly. Unfortunately, aging can cause the delicate skin around our eyes to sag and droop, making us look permanently tired or disinterested. The eyelids themselves may start to droop, too. This condition, called ptosis, can cause vision problems if the lid begins to interfere with the light entering the eye. Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, that can raise your lids, tighten the skin and give you a more youthful and alert look, all while protecting your vision in the future. When performed by an expert surgeon like Dr. Leeman in Austin, TX, eyelid surgery offers many benefits.
Choosing the Right Time for Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery offers up both cosmetic and practical benefits. Most people choose to have it done long before their vision is impacted by ptosis, so you can choose to have the procedure performed whenever it is convenient for you. You will want to choose a time when you can devote the necessary amount of time to healing after the procedure. You will need to rest and relax as much as possible to achieve the best results.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both, depending on the situation. During the procedure, excess skin may be removed and the remaining skin can be tightened. You are then placed in a recovery room to wake up and get oriented. Once you are alert, a family member or friend can take you home the same day.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty
For the first few days after surgery, you will likely want to rest a lot. Although the recovery time varies from patient to patient, most of our patients in Austin, TX can return to work within seven to ten days. Any surgery to the face heals relatively quickly due to the rich blood supply, and complications are usually mild and uncommon.
Make an Appointment Today
Eyelid surgery can take years off your appearance and ward off ptosis in the future. If you think your eyes are looking droopy and tired and you want to regain your youthful appearance, schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Daniel J. Leeman in Austin, TX to learn more information about eyelid surgery. We look forward to working with you. Contact us today to book a consultation!