Many people — men and women alike — are frustrated with sagging, droopy eyelids. Sagging eyelids can hinder your appearance, making you look tired and older than you are. However, it can also cause injury, as very droopy lids can hinder vision.
By age 40, eyelids that droop can become a concern as elasticity in your skin’s tissue lessens, which causes the drooping appearance or “squinty” eyes. However, a blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a viable solution for drooping eyelids.
Read on to learn more about an eyelid lift in metro Detroit.
What is a blepharoplasty and how does it work?
Dr. Andrew Lofman is one of the area’s most well-respected cosmetic surgeons and has been performing eyelid lifts for over a decade. He is known for his skill, precision and compassion, as well as his customized approach to each patient’s needs.
Using a variety of methods, Dr. Lofman removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids during a blepharoplasty procedure. In some cases, fat and skin can also be removed from the lower eyelids if needed. This is done through a small incision in the lid. After the excess tissue is removed, the eyelid incision is then closed for healing.
Though this is an outpatient procedure, patients should take care to follow aftercare protocol.
This includes icing the area for 10 minutes every hour following your surgery and then again, several times throughout the next day. Patients should also wash the eyelids gently and use the prescribed ointment as recommended. Strenuous activity should be avoided for a week as should wearing contact lenses.
After the treatment, the eyes may appear puffy or bruised, vision may be blurry and you may experience sensitivity to light. This is temporary. As always, Dr. Lofman will explain the entire procedure from beginning to end during your consultation.
Blood thinning medications should be avoided following the surgery for one week and dark sunglasses can be worn to further protect your eyelids during recovery.
Blepharoplasty in southeast Michigan
Dr. Lofman is proud to offer a full suite of cosmetic procedures that can transform your appearance in a natural-looking way from head to toe — helping you look younger and more refreshed! Over the course of his 10-plus year career, Dr. Lofman has been recognized for his excellent work, and even recently was named one of HOUR Detroit’s Top Docs.
However, his greatest honor is the satisfaction of his patients following their procedures. He takes immense pride in knowing that he not only helps patients look their best, but feel their best.
Would you like to learn more about an eyelid lift or other plastic surgery treatments? Please contact Dr. Lofman’s office for your consultation.