It’s often said that the eyes are the window to your soul. Your eyes are something you show to the world every day so isn’t it important that you feel comfortable and confident about their appearance? While makeup can mask the natural look and add beauty to the eyes, it isn’t a permanent fix to any complications.
A blepharoplasty, more commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags beneath the eyes. The procedure involves being admitted to the hospital, where Dr Morris Ritz will make pre-operative markings to the areas of the eyes that need to be addressed.
You will be placed under general anasthesia and, once asleep, surgery will begin. The incisions will be made along the crease of the eyelid, so that any scarring will be easily hidden beneath the natural fold of the skin. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed and the underlying muscle tissue is tightened, if necessary.
Eyelid surgery has many benefits, including:
Most patients who come to Dr Ritz for a blepharoplasty are looking to turn back the clock on their appearance. The procedure can effectively take years off your facial presentation by removing excess tissues. As you age, it’s completely natural for your body to transform. But that shouldn’t mean having to feel uncomfortable about the way that you look.
With an eyelid surgery, you can get a rejuvenated appearance that allows you to look more youthful, yet still natural. One common concern that patients often note about their eyes is how the puffy bags make them look constantly tired. With this surgery, the tired look will diminish and you will be left with a fresh, awake and healthy-looking appearance in its place.
Some of our patients come to us with concerns about impaired vision. Often times, the sagging nature of the eyelids negatively impact vision—which can be both aesthetically unpleasing and unsafe. When you undergo an eyelid surgery by Dr Ritz, you can expect a clearer picture once fully healed.
A blepharoplasty is a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. This means that you are allowed to leave the hospital the same day to recover in the comfort of your own home. While results are immediate following the procedure, swelling and tenderness may prevent you from noticing them for a couple of weeks. We recommend ice to help reduce any pain and inflammation surrounding the eyes.
It’s important to Dr Ritz that he monitor your healing progress through weekly follow-up appointments after your surgery. He will assess the progress of your eyelids and gradually introduce regular activities into your life. Driving is not permitted for one week following the blepharoplasty, and you should also limit any strenuous exercise or lifting. Allowing yourself to heal will help you get back to your everyday routine in no time.
Ageing is inevitable but you don’t have to let it take your confidence. If you’ve been searching for a way to take years off your facial appearance and get rid of the always-tired look, consider an eyelid surgery by Dr Ritz. Call the practice today on (03) 8692 5566 to schedule an initial consultation.