Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Atlanta, GA
If your eyes look tired and aged due to sagging skin in the upper or lower eyelids, consider blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your eyes and upper face. To learn more, Contact Mang Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art aesthetic facility led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang, located in Duluth, and serving residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta, and neighboring communities in Georgia.
Why Consider Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a simple and safe procedure that revitalizes the eye region by removing folds of loose skin from the upper and lower eyelids, tightening the muscle tissue around the eyes, and giving your face a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Mang also specializes in Asian blepharoplasty, which requires a special technique performed on Asian patients that creates the crease above the eyelid, giving a more rounded appearance.
Will Blepharoplasty Make Me look younger?
Blepharoplasty renews the appearance of your eyes by removing the flaccid drooping skin from the upper and lower eyelids, as well as bags of fat under the eyes. This makes your eyes appear more relaxed and alert, with a more toned and youthful appearance.
Will Blepharoplasty Affect my Vision?
In many cases, blepharoplasty may be performed to improve a patient’s vision when drooping skin from the eyelids impairs the ability to see clearly. Otherwise, eyelid surgery does not affect a patient’s vision.
Will Blepharoplasty Remove Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles?
Blepharoplasty trims away folds of drooping skin, but this procedure alone does not remove crow’s feet and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. You may consider combining eyelid surgery with another facial procedure, such as a brow or forehead lift, or try a dermal filler to reduce those lines and wrinkles.
Will Blepharoplasty Remove Dark Circles Beneath the Eyes?
If those dark circles under your eyes are the result of fatty pockets of skin that have built up under the lower eyelids, then blepharoplasty will eliminate them. If, however, they are the result of other issues such as hyperpigmentation, there may be other, more suitable treatments to address this condition.
How Should I Prepare for a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure and you should prepare in advance to have someone help you around the house while you recover. During your initial intake consultation, Dr. Mang will discuss your preparation for eyelid surgery, which may include suspension of certain medications for a few days. Dr. Mang also recommends the use of arnica, a homeopathic remedy that helps the body adjust to surgical trauma and has been shown to speed up the healing process in some patients.
What Can I Expect After Blepharoplasty?
Plan to take a week off from work and have someone assist you with daily chores for a few days, because you may experience blurred vision, tightness or numbing around the eyes, and minor bruising and swelling immediately following surgery.
These symptoms may be helped by medication and typically clear up on their own within a few days. Dr. Mang will provide detailed post-surgical care instructions that you should follow in order to optimize the healing process. One very important precaution you must take following surgery is wearing sunglasses and using solar protection on the skin around the eyes to protect this sensitive area from harmful UV rays.
After a week, your stitches will be removed and you may slowly resume gentle activities, as well as the use of contact lenses. You should see a marked improvement and reduction in swelling and bruising after about two weeks. Final results will vary based on your body’s unique structure.
Are you a Georgia resident who wants to remove drooping folds of skin from around your eyes that make you look old and tired? Contact Mang Plastic Surgery today, where Dr. Brandon Mang performs blepharoplasty and other facial plastic surgery for residents of Duluth, Atlanta, Alpharetta, and neighboring communities in Georgia.