If age and other factors have caused your eyelids to droop or obstruct your vision, Dr. Vishnu Rumalla provides blepharoplasty at his Keller, Fort Worth, and Southlake-area practice to correct this condition.
The eyes have often been called the “windows” of the soul. While bright, open eyes and arching brows exude happiness and youth; droopy, heavy eyelids and brows convey a tired and sad look. In addition, our eyes are often what begin to show our age first. The effects of time, gravity, the sun, and seasonal allergies gradually cause fine lines and wrinkles in and around the eyelids, forming crow’s feet and leading to drooping of the eyelids and eyebrows. Simple preventative measures like wearing sunglasses, sunscreen use, and eye cream application may decelerate the signs of aging. Once the signs of aging have set in though, advanced non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and Retin A may reverse some of them. However, when the lines become more pronounced, the skin begins to droop and fall; in such cases, surgery is often required to reverse these signs of aging.
Surgeries designed to improve the eye region include blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation or browlifts). At our Keller practice, blepharoplasty procedures are performed to reduce lines, eliminate loose skin, tighten tissues, and even gently reshape the eye. These procedures are performed through well-hidden incisions that typically run in natural crease lines into the crow’s feet. During an upper lid blephoroplasty, Dr. Rumalla removes excess skin, addresses excess fat, and even tightens the muscles of the lower eyelid. Please click on the 3D Video link to see videos further explaining lower and upper lid blephoroplasty.
Recovery from surgery is generally well tolerated with only minimal pain and some swelling. The swelling usually begins to subside within the first several days. Patients are allowed to use makeup a few days after blephoroplasty. Patients will be thrilled with their new bright-eyed look and how the years have been taken off of their face.
To learn more about blepharoplasty, contact our Keller practice serving Fort Worth and Southlake, Texas today.