Eyelid Surgery

A person’s eyes are probably the most eye-catching feature of his or her face. Even if people don’t have the most perfect nose, the smoothest skin, or the most luscious lips, a pair beautiful eyes are more than enough to make up for whatever shortcomings their other facial features have.

The problem is, even the most beautiful of eyes tend to lose whatever radiance they possess when they are surrounded by or swollen with bags. More often than not, tired, droopy or swollen eyes are interpreted as a sign of aging or worse, a really stressful life. You really wouldn’t want people to think you’re living such a troubled life because you can barely sleep, as indicated in the bags surrounding your eyes, would you?

Age is one of the reasons why eyes may seem droopy. As a person ages, many parts of the body droop, and eyelids are no exception. The skin of the upper eyelids will look saggy as the outer parts of the eyebrows droop. Droopy eyelid fat also causes “tired eyes”. Held back by a thin wall of fibrous tissue, this fat sags as a person grows old, thereby giving a person’s upper and lower eyelids that “baggy” look.

If you’re sick and tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a pair of old, baggy and tired-looking eyes staring back at you, then you may have to consider getting help from cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Philip Miller of New York.

Dr. Miller, considered one of the best cosmetic surgeons in New York, is adept at performing blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery can give a person dramatically younger eyes.

The procedure involves the removal of the upper eyelid skin through fine incisions placed in the upper eyelid creases. Through the same incision, the fat is trimmed. The skin will then be closed with a fine suture. The suture will then be removed after four days.

As for the lower eyelid, an incision on the inside of the eyelid is made so there is no visible scar. Through that same incision, which is considered the safest since it leaves the supporting muscles of the eyelid undisturbed, the lower eyelid fat is removed.

The procedure, when done alone on all four eyelids, can take only about one and a half hours of a patient’s time.

It takes a patient a week to ten days to recover from eyelid surgery. He or she may experience minimal blurry vision, but this problem quickly disappears. The corners of the eyes may show a bit of lumpiness, but all a patient needs are sunglasses, and they can go out in public immediately after surgery. The patient, however, cannot wear make-up until five days after the surgery. Within three weeks, a patient can resume normal activities.

You can learn more here in our online guide to Eye problems and defective vision

This guide page also has links to other sections covering specific eye health issues like Glaucoma, Cataract and Conjunctivitis.

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