Make the coming New Year the one that you enter looking rested, relaxed and rejuvenated by treating yourself to an eyelift procedure.  The first signs of aging generally appear around the eyes. The skin of the eyelids stretches and sags creating a tired or sad look.


An eyelift or blepharoplasty can give you the confidence of a refreshed and youthful appearance. Whether you are experiencing the typical signs of aging, or have puffiness under the eyes or the condition where the eyelid actually hangs over allowing the eyelashes to interfere with your vision, now is a good time to start planning your procedure.


Begin by doing your research in the selection of your surgeon. Make this your number one priority.  Speak with people you may know who have had the type of procedure you are considering. Explore the websites of board certified surgeons and schedule consultations with several. You may discover in your consultations that one procedure will not accomplish your desired look.


Often a combination brow lift and eyelid lift procedure will be required. A reputable surgeon will give you a complete evaluation. Be sure to ask any questions about the procedure, as well as how and where it will be done. Discuss any feelings of anxiety you may be experiencing. Ultimately you will find the surgeon you trust to give you the look you desire.


Plan ahead for your recovery and know that postoperatively, there will be bruising and swelling of the eyelids. If both upper and lower lids are operated on at the same time, it may be difficult to see for two or three days until some of the swelling dissipates. Permanent alterations in visual acuity are extremely rare. Some patients may have difficulty closing their eyes completely or may notice changes in their lower lid position, but these problems are most often temporary. Sutures will be removed within three to five days after surgery. Most bruising will disappear within 10 to 14 days postoperatively.


Here’s wishing you a New Year with a youthful fresh open-eyed wonderful look!

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