EYELID SURGERY (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Your eyes are often the first feature of your appearance to make an impression on others. Unfortunately, eyelids are especially vulnerable to the signs of aging. Drooping, puffiness and a sleepy appearance can impact the look of the eyes and have a dramatic effect on your overall impression.
With blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in Dubuque, you can turn back the clock and refresh your youthfulness. Dr. Givens treats symptoms of age on the eyelids by rejuvenating your contours. The blepharoplasty procedure is a safe, surgical option that gives you long-term results for an alert appeal.
ELIMINATE THE APPEARANCE OF DROOPY EYELIDS
REMOVE OVERHANGING SKIN IN THE UPPER EYELIDS
LOOK MORE AWAKE AND YOUTHFUL
Since there are many different reasons for patients to undergo eyelid surgery, the specific method used can vary. Lower eyelids may require surgery if excess skin, fine wrinkles, or puffy bags appear underneath the eyes. In certain cases blepharoplasty is used on people who want a more defined upper eyelid crease. Surgery can also repair puffiness on and around the upper eyelids.
Eyelid surgeries are usually performed under local anesthesia, so Dr. Givenscan assess the symmetry of your eyes during surgery. Individually, the procedures take about 30 to 45 minutes to perform. Upper and lower eyelid surgery with laser skin resurfacing takes about 90 minutes in total. Stitches will be placed for upper blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery. These are usually outpatient procedures, meaning you will go home the same day.
Your eyes will be swollen after surgery, but most swelling is gone after one month. Stitches will dissolve on their own. If non-dissolvable stitches are placed, they will be removed after one week. Dr. Givens will see you for one or more follow-up visits to ensure you are healing in a timely fashion.
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