Eyelid surgery, sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty, is typically used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eyes and is occasionally used to improve one’s line of vision. This surgery can remove extra tissues from the area, repair eyelids that are drooping or sagging and correct problems on both the upper and lower eyelids.
When used for cosmetic problems, eyelid surgery usually focuses on opening up the entire eye area by removing extra skin as well as fatty deposits that reside on both eyelids and make the area appear puffy. When used for visual issues, the surgery is much the same but is often covered by insurance if it is used for a documented medical problem.
To perform an eyelid surgery in schaumburg, the surgeon will make tiny incisions that are carefully hidden to help the eye look natural once it heals. The upper eyelid is treated with incisions along the natural crease. The lower eyelid is treated with an incision on the inner portion of the eyelid. During the surgery, the patient will be kept comfortable and anxiety-free with anesthesia. The surgeon will choose between general anesthesia and a mixture of IV sedation and local anesthesia based on the extent of the surgery and on the patient.
Patients should plan to take time off of work to have this surgery done. Most people will need between 10 to 14 days before their eyes will look good enough to be in public. Swelling and bruising may need more time than this to dissipate. However, nearly all patients are excited about the results of the surgery. They feel happier with their looks and are amazed at how clearly they can see. Choose eyelid surgery in schaumburg at Arlington Eye Physicians today.