Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can completely revitalize the eye area. This surgery is one of the most efficient ways to freshen your entire look because the eyes play such an essential role in overall face aesthetics.

If you’re thinking about having eyelid surgery, the next step is to set up an appointment. We’ll go over some of the most important questions to ask at your appointment so you can decide if this surgery is good for you.

Is Eyelid Surgery a Good Option for Me?

For most healthy people, eyelid surgery is a safe and successful treatment because it isn’t highly invasive. Men and women who meet the following criteria are ideal candidates for this procedure:

  • Have sagging or extra upper eyelid skin
  • Have puffy undereye bags and droopy lower eyelid skin?
  • Do you want to get rid of your hooded eyelids?
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Do not have any major eye problems

Will I Need Blepharoplasty on My Upper or Lower Eyelids?

Upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both may be required according on your cosmetic goals. Upper blepharoplasty can be used to remove extra eyelid skin, realign fat pads, and tighten drooping muscles. Lower blepharoplasty improves the appearance of undereye bags and gives the eyes a more lifted and youthful appearance. Dr. William Portuese avoids removing too much fat from the undereye area when treating it. Instead, he repositions the fat to give the skin a smooth, youthful appearance that complements the eyes perfectly.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

The recuperation time for this surgery is relatively short. You may experience moderate swelling, bruising, dry eyes, and stiffness around your incisions for the first week.
The majority of patients do not find these symptoms to be particularly unpleasant, and they can be relieved with over-the-counter medications and cold compresses. Many people are able to return to work and social activities after ten to two weeks.

When Will I Be Able to Wear Contact Lenses Again?

It’s critical to treat your incisions as gently as possible after surgery so that they can fully heal.Patients should wait at least two weeks before wearing their contact lenses because placing them entails pulling or lifting your eyelids.

Will My Scars Be Visible?

After eyelid surgery, you will most likely have no visible scars.The incisions for upper blepharoplasty are performed within the natural creases of the eyelid, so they are well hidden once healed. Lower blepharoplasty is performed by creating incisions slightly below the lash line or within the inner eyelid, which conceal the scars.

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Sagging Brows?

People with drooping eyelid skin are more likely to develop sagging brows. While blepharoplasty is limited to the eyelids, a brow lift (also known as a forehead lift) is an excellent way to address cosmetic issues above the brows.

During a brow lift, Dr. Portuese can tighten the underlying tissues and delicately relocate them using well-concealed incisions along the hairline. The end effect is a wrinkle-free, smoother forehead with youthfully positioned brows. This treatment can also be done endoscopically, which is less invasive and takes less time to recover from.

What Other Procedures Can Eyelid Surgery Perform?

Eyelid surgery can be enhanced by a variety of additional procedures. To cure aging from the midface to the neck, many patients combine blepharoplasty with a facelift.

Injectables are a great way to bridge the gap between non-invasive treatments and surgical procedures for those who aren’t ready for a facelift. You’ve definitely come across products like Restylane, JuvĂ©derm, and Radiesse if you’ve been looking into face rejuvenation solutions. Dermal fillers are a type of injectable that works by restoring volume to the face.
This has a number of consequences:

  • Removes wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Volume is restored under the eyes and to other regions where there has been a loss of fullness.
  • Gives regions that are starting to droop structure and lift.

If you’re not ready for cosmetic surgery, injectables like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin (commonly known as “neuromodulators”) are a wonderful option. By relaxing particular face muscles, neuromodulators minimize the appearance of movement-related wrinkles. Crow’s feet and creases between the brows are commonly treated with these injections near the eye area.

Are you a Facial Plastic Surgeon with Board Certification?

While all board-certified plastic surgeons are qualified to do blepharoplasty, it is preferable to find a facial plastic surgeon who is especially board certified.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a separate regulatory body from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and it requires specialized training in face, head, and neck surgery. Dr. Portuese and other board-certified facial plastic surgeons have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, allowing them to achieve superior outcomes that blend in flawlessly with a patient’s natural facial architecture.

If you’re considering blepharoplasty in Portland Oregon and are ready to take the next step, arrange a private appointment with Dr. William Portuese now.

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