Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & nearby areas of Tennessee
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure in which excess skin and fat is removed from your upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be used to dramatically improve the appearance of droopy, sagging eyelids, as well as to reduce bags and crepey skin under the eyes.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto can use blepharoplasty to help provide you with an alert, youthful look and also to help improve the medical condition ptosis, in which low hanging eyelids block vision.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
To perform eyelid surgery, Knox Count plastic surgeon, Dr. Kleto will make incisions in the creases along your upper eyelid removing excess upper eyelid skin and bulging patches of fat. In improving the appearance of bags and crepey skin under your eyes, additional incisions will be made along the lower rim of the eyelid, also removing excess bags of fat. The CO2 skin laser can be use to remove the crepey skin of the lower eyelid.
Through these incisions, Dr. Kleto will remove excess tissue and skin before raising your eyelids and firming your skin to accentuate the natural shape of your eyes. Depending on the extent of your procedure, eyelid surgery may take up to three hours.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Recovery from eyelid surgery is relatively quick. Following your surgery, your eyes will be lubricated and ice compresses will be applied. You should arrange for assistance for the first 24 hours following your procedure to allow yourself plenty of time to rest.
Most patients are able to resume normal activities within ten days, but you will need to take precautions during this time to help prevent complications. Some of the precautions you will need to take include:
- Using all prescribed medication
- Keep your eyes clean at all times
- Keep your head elevated
- Refrain from wearing makeup
- Refrain smoking cigarettes
Dr. Kleto will remove your stitches after five to seven days. At that time, swelling and bruising should be greatly reduced. Swelling can be controlled with the use of cold compresses, and the results of your eyelid surgery will be apparent as soon as it subsides.
Eyelid surgery is a wonderful way to improve the allure of your eyes. Dr. Kleto may recommend you combine your eyelid surgery with another procedure such as a brow lift to smooth and lift your entire upper face. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kleto will explain all of your options and answer any of your questions about blepharoplasty.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery and live in Knoxville, Sevierville, or anywhere in Knox County, Tennessee, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation today.
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