With each passing year, your bright eyes become increasingly overshadowed by ever-drooping eyelids. If you want your eyes to shine again, there’s no better and more effective treatment than eyelid surgery.
There are many good reasons why eyelid surgery perennially ranks among the top three cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States — it delivers dramatic results.
At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel Lopez and our team have a proud history of helping our clients to achieve their cosmetic goals, and blepharoplasty is one of our most popular procedures.
Here’s a look at what we accomplish with eyelid surgery, making your future — and your eyes — that much brighter.
Dialing back the years
Over time, your skin naturally loses collagen — the protein that provides structure and support in your soft tissues. One of the first areas where this loss often becomes evident is in the eyelids — your upper lids droop down, your lower lids pull away from your eyes, and bags develop.
With eyelid surgery, we reverse this aging process by:
- Removing excess tissue
- Redistributing or removing fatty deposits
- Tightening muscles
These steps tighten your lids and remove excess tissue that’s drooping or sagging. Depending on your needs, we can address your upper lids, lower lids, or both in one simple procedure.
A simple outpatient procedure
In most cases, we don’t need to use general anesthesia. We also perform eyelid surgery on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day. We ask that you get someone to drive you home because you’ll be a little groggy from the sedative.
Most eyelid surgeries only take an hour or two to complete.
Dramatic results in a couple of weeks
For the first 10-14 days, expect some swelling and bruising around your eyelids. There typically isn’t much discomfort, and cold compresses and over-the-counter medications usually treat most side effects.
We also provide you with complete instructions for incision care, so follow these carefully to avoid infection. We ensure the incisions are well concealed along the lines of your lashes and in the creases of your lids, so you won’t have any visible scarring.
Once the swelling resolves and the bruising fades, your bright and beautiful eyes will emerge and become the center of attention again. And these results will last long into the future.
If you’re tired of drooping lids that make you look old and sleepy and want to learn more about eyelid surgery, please contact one of our six locations in the San Antonio, Texas, area to schedule a consultation.