What is Blepharoplasty?
Although it may just sound like a big, fancy word to some people, Blepharoplasty can benefit many others around the world, maybe even you. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that’s also known as an eyelid lift. It’s used to correct redundant skin folds and fat pads (bags) that are found around a person’s eyes. At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we perform many different types of treatments and procedures, Blepharoplasty being one of them.
Those looking for one of the best plastic surgeons in Philadelphia can turn to Dr. Bruce Genter and his staff at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center. He established the center in 1988 and since then has earned an outstanding reputation among colleagues, peers, patients, and medical students.
Who should consider eyelid surgery?
If you’ve noticed problems with your vision or the area around your eyes feels uncomfortable, you may want to consider this surgery. It’ll help you if you’re exhibiting conditions such as dark shadows around the eyes, skin folds above the eyes, bags or bulges under the eyes, or hindered vision from excess tissue. These conditions are actually pretty common because the skin is so thin around the eyelids.
How does the procedure work?
This surgery typically takes anywhere from 1-3 hours, and you will be given a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic with sedation to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the process. To begin the surgery, Dr. Genter will make incisions on the natural folds of the eyelid or inside the eyelid. Then, he’ll remove a small amount of tissue from around the eyes. When he has removed the correct amount of tissue, he’ll close the incisions with sutures and then apply a dressing.
Recovery time for blepharoplasty normally takes about 7 to 10 days. After the surgery is over and you’ve healed, you’ll experience the benefits of this procedure. By eliminating the loose skin and bags under your eyes, you’ll look younger and your vision may significantly improve. To learn more about our eyelid surgery and Botox treatment in Bucks County, PA, and other local areas, contact us at 215-240-6758.