What You Must Know Before Undergoing Surgery

What You Must Know Before Undergoing Surgery

Woman eye before and after cosmetic treatmentMany people are apprehensive about undergoing surgery. And when it comes to plastic surgery, there’s good reason for the fear. However, at the Eye Care Institute our ophthalmic surgeons specialize in procedures including blepharoplasty and ptosis repair.

We understand that your eyes are important to you, so we want to ensure that you have all the information you need before undergoing any kind of procedure.

What is Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin and muscle from your upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can help improve your appearance by reducing bags under the eyes, removing excess skin at the corner of your eyes and improving droopy eyelids. There are several different types of blepharoplasty procedures available including upper eyelid lift, lower lid tuck or double lid tuck.

In addition to blepharoplasty, there are a number of other procedures that can improve the appearance of your eyes and face as well as help you see better without glasses or contacts.

How Long Does it Take?

The length of time required for an eyelid surgery may vary depending on how extensive it is or what type of anesthesia you decide to use during your procedure. However, most people find that they can return home within 24 hours after their procedure has been completed.

What Results Can I Expect From Blepharoplasty?

Results vary depending on your needs, goals and expectations. The goal of blepharoplasty is to give you a refreshed look by removing excess fat and skin from your upper and lower eyelids, which can contribute to the appearance of tired-looking eyes and dark circles under your eyes. Your surgeon at Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc. will discuss with you what results he or she expects to achieve based on your individual needs, goals, and expectations prior to surgery.

While there are certainly costs associated with seeking treatment for facial defects or other ocular issues, Blepharoplasty and ptosis repair procedures are typically affordable. During your blepharoplasty consultation, our eye surgeons can answer any questions you have about the surgery and discuss which procedures may be most suitable for your needs. Call Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc. today 314-567-3567 to schedule your consultation.

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