While no facial aging is good facial aging, it can be particularly unappealing when it occurs around the eyes. Weakened eyelid tissues can lead to crow’s feet, excess lid tissue, and poor fat distribution. Aging around the eyes can contribute to a tired, worn, or angry appearance that significantly ages you. Additionally, drooping upper eyelids can have a negative impact on a patient’s vision. Eyelid surgery can smooth the tissues around your eyes for a refreshed and youthful appearance.
You will experience some bruising and swelling around the eyes. Cold eye compresses and keeping your head elevated will help minimize excess swelling. An antibiotic eye ointment should be applied to improve healing. Patients may wear sunglasses to hide their healing eyes in public and to protect their incisions from direct sun exposure. Patients can return to work within one week of their surgery and can usually resume their regular exercise routine after three weeks. Your swelling may last up to six weeks following your procedure.
Dr. Baker’s incision techniques utilize the natural creases of the eyes of mask any possible scarring that may develop. The extent of scarring will depend on your body’s natural healing process. Scarring is likely to fade over time.
The exact cost of your eyelid surgery will depend on the extent of correction required to achieve your results. Surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees will all affect the ultimate cost of your eyelid surgery. Dr. Baker will provide you with a detailed cost during your consultation.
Eyelid surgery is performed using either local or general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The type of anesthetic used during your surgery will depend on the extent of correction required. The use of an anesthetic ensures the safest and most painless procedure possible. You might experience some discomfort for the first several days following your surgery, but this can be controlled with oral pain medication.