Dr. Brou has the medical expertise and experience to help make sure you look and feel your best. If you are considering eyelid surgery in Oklahoma City let Dr. Brou and his knowledgeable staff assist you today.
Why should I consider eyelid surgery?
For most of us, the eye area is one of the most deeply affected by age. Eyelid surgery is designed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. When done well, it restores a more youthful appearance to the eye area, making you appear more rested and alert. This procedure is often combined with a facelift, brow lift, fat grafting to the cheeks, or Botox and fillers.
Eyelid surgery can help correct a number of conditions including:
- Removal of excess fat deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
- Loose or sagging skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid.
- Removal of excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid including correcting bags under eyes.
How does eyelid surgery work?
Better known as a blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery restores your youthful gaze by correcting loose skin and sagging around the eyes.
Dr. Brou will place the incisions made during eyelid surgery so that they are well hidden within the natural lines and folds of the eyelid region. Each surgery varies; however upper eyelid surgery typically involves making an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and then removing excess skin or tightening the muscles in the eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery may involve an incision just below the lower lash line, followed by removal of excess skin or tissue. Eyelid incisions typically are closed with removable or absorbable sutures or skin adhesives.
What should I expect during recovery from eyelid surgery?
After your eyelid surgery is completed, lubricating ointment and ice packs may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze or protective covers. It is important to arrange for transportation home from the procedure.
Initial healing may include swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. You must practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses when outdoors until the healing process is fully complete, which could be a week or two.
What results can I expect following eyelid surgery?
Final results should appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully soften into your eyelids’ natural creases. It is important to note that eyelid surgery is a significant procedure, and results are permanent. However, your skin and eyes will continue to age naturally and sun protection and proper skincare will improve the life of your results.
Are there any risks associated with eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is an operation, and therefore risks are always involved as a result of receiving anesthesia as well as the procedure itself. Dr. Brou can help assess your unique health needs and advise you of any concerns to be aware of prior to undergoing surgery. Potential risks associated with eyelid surgery include temporarily blurred vision, dry eyes, pain, swelling, numbness, skin or nerve damage, infection, blood clots, fluid accumulation, scarring, and bleeding.
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It’s not so much how I look but how it makes me feel. I just feel younger. It makes me feel like I’m looking more like I feel I guess. It takes some years off. It just makes you feel so great. Dr. Brou really just made me feel so comfortable that it was a completely normal thing to do. There were certain aspects of it you could pursue and certain aspects you didn’t need to, which made me feel good.
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