What to Know Before Considering Blepharoplasty

 In Eye Care

Beautiful young woman with perforation lines on her face before plastic surgery operation. Beautician touching woman face.

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can be beneficial for a variety of reasons regarding vision and/or cosmetically. Knowing all the ins and outs of eyelid surgery is always wise before going forward with having the procedure done. For all of your questions or concerns regarding the surgery you can trust the doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo to give you the advice you need. Below are some points that should be considered before having blepharoplasty.


Blepharoplasty isn’t a Total Transformation

After having the surgery you might be expecting a total transformation of your face and eyes. This isn’t possible by just having eyelid surgery. What this surgery will do for you is make your eyes look more open and tighten the loose skin around the eyes. The results are more subtle and not meant to alter your appearance.


Swelling after Surgery

You should expect some swelling around your eyes after surgery. To make the swelling go down faster make sure you listen to your doctors at home recommendations for after surgery care. It is highly recommended that you avoid wearing makeup and from wearing contacts for at least a week or two. You want to make sure the incision point is completely healed before risking any damage or infection.


Wait a Year for Results

Full results after having the blepharoplasty can take up to a year to finally show. The swelling from the surgery can take a while to go away and hide the true results for a few months. You will need to be patient but you should be expecting to see results anywhere between six months and a year.


Find the Right Doctor

You need to make sure you are taking the time to do the necessary research and find a board-certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon with extensive experience in blepharoplasty surgery. The doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo come highly recommended and have the experience you need to know you are going to get the results you are expecting.

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