Upper eyelid surgery, also known medically as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids. It can correct drooping eyelids that may obstruct your vision, and it can also remove excess skin and fat that makes you look older or fatigued. Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX, is here to provide this and other surgical treatments to help our adult patients look and feel their best!
What to expect from upper eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day. The surgery is done with proper anesthetics, either local or general and requires that the surgeon removes excess skin from the upper eyelid. This eliminates excess sagging that can impact one’s appearance. Additionally, the muscles may be tightened to allow for better opening and closing of the upper eyelid if this has been troublesome for the patient as well.
The surgery takes about one to two hours, and you will likely experience some bruising and swelling around your eyes afterward. However, these side effects normally subside within a week or two. Dr. Jessica Belz encourages patients to consider taking some time off of work and social activities to heal properly and significantly reduce the risk of complications such as infection or improper scarring. Patients are given aftercare instructions post-operation to aid in the healing and recovery process.
What results can I expect after upper eyelid surgery?
Our team is pleased to provide patients with solutions that fit their needs and goals. During the initial consultation visit, we can discuss the possible results that can be achieved. It is vital that patients are realistic about what plastic surgery can do and have expectations that fit the abilities of Dr. Jessica Belz. Most patients are very pleased with the results of blepharoplasty and wonder why they haven’t done it sooner!
Are you considering blepharoplasty or other face or body procedures?
If you are interested in this upper eyelid surgery, be sure to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who has the skills to provide safe and effective results. Dr. Jessica Belz and her team in San Antonio, TX, can be reached by calling 210-497-7100 for an appointment.