Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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The eyes are one of the first things we notice when we meet someone new. Beautiful eyes can make up for other features that are less than ideal. Likewise, eyes that are tired, droopy, or swollen may not reflect a vibrant inner self. It is often said that the earliest signs of aging are around the eyes. You may feel that the eyes looking back at you in the mirror every morning are old and tired looking, or maybe people are always questioning whether or not you had a good night's sleep because your eyes are swollen with bags. Fortunately, Dr. Mary Ann Piskun, board certified plastic surgeon offers a surgical cosmetic procedure that can give you dramatically younger eyes through "eyelid lifts", also known as blepharoplasty.

THE SURGERY

Dr. Piskun often performs eyelid lifts together with face and neck lifts or eyebrow and forehead lifts. However, they can be performed alone. If done alone, the operation takes about two hours for all four eyelids (both upper and both lower eyelids). Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids alone typically takes less than one hour.

For those patients with puffiness under the eye or baggy upper and lower eyelids, eyelid surgery can reduce and often eliminate these problems. The end results are a more alert and youthful look around the eyes.

THE RECOVERY

Recovery from eyelid surgery is usually seen within seven to ten days. A small amount of lumpiness is usual at the corners of the eyes. Minimal blurry vision quickly resolves. Sunglasses allow you to go out in public immediately after surgery, and make-up can be worn within about one week. Normal activity can be resumed the next day, and exercise can be resumed within 7 to 10 days after surgery.

If the eyes you see in the mirror make you look tired or old we recommend you contact Dr. Mary Ann Piskun today. Call (806) 358-8731 to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Piskun.