Brighten Your Appearance with Blepharoplasty
Dr. Stanley L. Librach offers blepharoplasty surgery to remove and tighten excess skin around the eyelids, providing patients with a more youthful appearance. Sagging or heavy-looking eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, and puffiness under the eyes can make you appear tired and older than you actually are. During a consultation at our Chesterfield, MO, practice, Dr. Librach will take the time to explain the procedure in detail, the costs involved, and determine whether blepharoplasty is right for you.
What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
The area around the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Also known as an eye lift, this cosmetic surgery can remove bags under the eyes, smooth puffy upper eyelids, and improve compromised vision due to excess skin and fat. With this procedure, Dr. Librach will remove excess tissue from your upper or lower eyelids, or both, to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. He can also combine this procedure with one of our other facial treatments, such as a brow lift or dermal fillers to create a more dramatic result.
Are You a Candidate?
Blepharoplasty is generally best for non-smoking patients in good overall health over the age of 35 who have realistic expectations. Candidates may be concerned with:
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Droopy eyelids obstructing vision
- Excess eyelid skin and fat
- Puffy upper and lower eyelids
- Under-eye bags
- A tired-looking appearance
Before surgery, Dr. Librach will ensure you do not have any medical and ophthalmic conditions, such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, hyperthyroidism, or high blood pressure that could interfere with your surgery and the healing process.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Once Dr. Librach has determined you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty and you are satisfied with the treatment plan, we can schedule your procedure. On the day of your surgery, you will receive anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire surgery.
The type of blepharoplasty performed will determine the location of your incisions. If you are having excess skin removed from your upper eyelids, Dr. Librach will make discreet incisions within the natural folds of your eyelid to minimize scarring. For excess tissue below the eyes, an incision will be placed directly below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid. Once the incisions are made, he will gently lift and remove excess skin and underlying tissue while also restructuring and tightening lax muscles to create a more alert appearance. Once he is satisfied with the results, he will close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages.
What is the Recovery Like?
After the procedure is completed, most patients can return home immediately. You will need to arrange for a ride home since you will be groggy from the anesthesia. We also recommend having a loved one stay with you the first few days to help assist with daily activities. Dr. Librach will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions to follow to ensure you are well-cared for and achieve a smooth recovery. You will also be instructed to maintain regular follow-up visits so Dr. Librach can monitor your results and recovery.
A successful blepharoplasty can minimize fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and tighten puffy skin, and make you appear years younger.
As the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some soreness and tightness around your eyes. This is completely normal. Taking your medications as directed, keeping your head elevated, and applying cold compresses will help minimize any discomfort and swelling. Depending on your recovery, most patients can expect to return to work and regular activities within the first two weeks. It is imperative to avoid any strenuous activity as directed by Dr. Librach to prevent complications from developing.
Blepharoplasty provides patients with both functional and aesthetic benefits. Removing excess skin and fat from around your eyes can positively impact your appearance and self-esteem by reversing the signs of aging, while also improving your peripheral vision and overall quality of life. A successful blepharoplasty can minimize fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and tighten puffy skin, and make you appear years younger.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in enhancing your appearance or restoring your vision with blepharoplasty, contact our practice online today. You can also call (314) 699-4013 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Librach.
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