Surgery for Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids give the eyes and the face a less than alert look. It often makes the person look fatigued and tired. Drooping eyelids can be hereditary or could be the result of the skin losing its elasticity with time and thus leaving it unable to provide proper support to the fat and muscle in the region.

Cosmetic surgery for drooping eyelids provides the eyes and the face a more attractive look. The eyelids essentially frame the eyes and their appearance greatly affects the facial features. Surgery for drooping eyelids is performed by a cosmetic or a plastic surgeon and this procedure is available in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Surgery for Drooping Eyelids

The cosmetic surgery for improving the look of drooping eyelids is performed under both local and general anesthesia. The procedure can take between 1-3 hours and involves making incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelids and below the eyelashes in the lower eyelids. The cosmetic or plastic surgeon then removes any excess skin, fat and muscle and then closes the incisions by placing sutures. At the hands of an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon these sutures after healing are virtually invisible. In case fat is to be removed only from under the lower eyelids and no skin is required to be taken out then the incision may be made inside the eyelid and this is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

After the Surgery for Drooping Eyelids

The eyes would be bandaged after the surgery and would feel swollen and bruised. It is recommended that you lie with your head elevated. To ease the discomfort medication may be prescribed by the surgeon and cold compression used. Once the bandages are removed a mild antiseptic solution could be used to cleanse the area. Also your surgeon may recommend eye drops or ointment to keep the skin from getting dry. Sensitivity to sunlight is common and precautions must be taken to protect the skin.

Recovery from Surgery for Drooping Eyelids

The stitches would be taken out in about 5-7 days. When going out sun glasses should be worn and a special sun screen for eyes also should be applied. In about 10 days time the patient can go back to his or her normal routine but strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided until advised by the surgeon. Honolulu, Hawaii provides the perfect location for you relax while you recover from the surgery for drooping eyelids.

Hawaii is a popular holiday destination at any time of the year. It also popular for the terrific cosmetic surgery and medical care available here. Honolulu, Hawaii is home to cosmetic and plastic surgeons such as Dr. Michael Pasquale who has done his residency in plastic surgery and earned a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery under New York’s finest cosmetic and plastic surgeons in NYU Downtown Hospital at Manhattan. At our clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii it is ensured that clients understand the options before them and their results. To ensure that they have realistic expectations of the procedure clients are encouraged to voice their thoughts about the surgery at hand. Cosmetic surgery for droopy eyelids is available in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Droopy eyelids may be a feature that you have inherited and are born with or they may be caused with the loss of elasticity of the skin with time and age. Droopy eyelids provide the face a tired and fatigued look and don’t frame the eyes well. Help is at hand as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can remove the droopy look that your eyelids provide. This surgery is performed by qualified plastic surgeon who has experience in this surgery. It is important to understand that blepharoplasty cannot remove dark circles or laugh lines unless they are on the skin that may be removed.

Cosmetic Surgery for Droopy Eyelids

The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia and can take between 1-3 hours. Basically what is done is removal of excess skin, fat and muscle that lead to the droopy look of the eyelids. The incisions in the upper eyelids are placed on the natural crease of the eyelids and for the lower eyelids they are made under the eyelashes. Once the excess skin, fat and muscle are removed sutures are placed. In case fat needs to be removed only from the lower eyelids the incision is made inside the eyelid and this is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This cn be done with a LASER with virtually no brusing, minimal eyelid swelling and a quick return to work.

After the Cosmetic Surgery for Droopy Eyelids

The eyes may be bandaged and they will feel swollen and bruised. Discomfort can be eased by the use of cold compressions and prescription drugs. The head needs to be kept elevated even while lying down. Once the bandages are off Dr. Pasquale and his staff will show you how to take care of your eyes. This may include the use of eye drops or an ointment to keep the area lubricated. The stitches would be removed in 3 days after droopy eyelid surgery.

Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery for Droopy Eyelids

Sensitivity to light is common and the eyes need to be protected, especially when you are going out. Sun glasses are recommended as is the use of a special sun screen for the eyes. In about 7 days you can go back to your normal routine but strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided until you consult with Dr. Pasquale regarding it. Alcohol should be avoided as it causes fluid retention in the body. In about 3 months the scars from the cosmetic surgery for droopy eyelids will be barely visible especially when the procedure is performed by a talented and experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Pasquale at his Honolulu Hawaii clinic. Droopy eyelids are commonly treated here by Dr. Pasquale.

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