What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?
The eyes are the first thing you notice on a person, and as we age, the skin above the eyes can begin to droop and the skin beneath the eyes can form into bags, causing a person to look tired, old, or sad. A Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, to improve the appearance and give you a rejuvenated facial look, leaving you appearing far more rested, youthful, and alert.
When will I see results from my eyelid surgery?
The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance. Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions for years and years, you will continue to age naturally. Ensuring you apply sun protection will help you maintain your results.
What are the risks of eyelid surgery?
As with any surgery, infection is a risk with eyelid surgery. Nerve damage, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and problems with the healing of the skin are also risks involved with eyelid surgery. Smokers have a higher risk of complications during the skin healing process.
How long does eyelid surgery take and what form of anesthesia is used?
Eyelid surgeries generally take approximately one hour. Depending on needs and desires of patients, this timeframe can vary. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation, local, or general anesthesia. Dr. Leeman has performed many eyelid surgeries under local anesthesia with sedation.
Is Dr. Leeman board-certified?
Yes, Dr. Leeman is actually double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. If you wish to learn more, contact Dr. Leeman today and schedule consultation for arguably the best eyelid surgery Austin has to offer.