Often a sign of aging, droopy eyelids can make individuals appear falsely tired, melancholic, or older than they actually are. Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, can restore an alert, youthful, and cheerful appearance to droopy eyelids, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the eyes as a result of aging. Eyelid surgery in Reno can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, and is commonly performed on both, at the same time. Depending on which version or versions are chosen, eyelid surgery can eliminate extra skin and fat around the eyes that hinder vision, and get rid of bags that develop under the eyes.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
During the blepharoplasty procedure, small incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid or along the lash line of the lower eyelid. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize the visibility of scarring after surgery. Next, excess skin and fat are trimmed away. Finally, the incisions are closed with fine sutures. Blepharoplasty surgery typically takes one to two hours and can be combined with a facelift, rhinoplasty, or another plastic procedure for the ultimate makeover.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
After eyelid surgery, patients should expect some redness, bruising, swelling, and soreness around the incision area, which should subside in a couple of weeks. Other side effects may include dry or teary eyes, as well as some sensitivity to light. Dr. Talbott can prescribe medication to reduce discomfort or pain. She will also inform the patients of special post-operative instructions that can help expedite the healing process. With the proper post-surgical care, patients are able to resume normal activities after approximately two weeks. To schedule a consultation with Dr. La Dawn Talbott for eyelid surgery in Reno, contact our practice today.
Blepharoplasty: Before and After Pictures