The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
Hillsboro - Portland Oregon
503-899-0006
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-899-0006
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What is surgery on the eyelids?

The appearance of the upper, lower, or both of the eyelids can be improved with eyelid surgery, sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty.
It gives the region around your eyes a refreshed appearance, making you appear more relaxed and awake.
In blepharoplasty, sagging eyelids are fixed by removing extra skin, muscle, and fat.
Your eyelids spread as you become older, and the muscles that hold them in place are weaker.
As a result, extra fat may collect above and below your eyelids, resulting in drooping upper lids, bags beneath your eyes, and sagging brows.
Significantly drooping skin around your eyes might reduce your peripheral or side vision in addition to making you look older.
Such vision impairment can be lessened or eliminated through blepharoplasty.
Find out what outcomes you can reasonably expect and take the time to research the advantages and disadvantages of blepharoplasty to help you determine if it is the correct operation for you.

Short Facts

By reducing extra fat, skin, and muscle, you can treat puffy bags beneath the eyes and drooping upper eyelids.

DUTY: ONE TO TWO HOURS

Local anesthesia combined with sedation
sometimes general, usually outpatient

SIDE
EFFECTS:
temporary discomfort, eyelid constriction, swelling, and bruises.
eyes that are momentarily dry, stinging, and itchy.
excessive ripping and light sensitivity throughout the initial weeks.

RISK: Temporary double or blurry vision; vision impairment (extremely rare.)
Infection.
Whiteheads and swelling around the corners of the eyelids.
slight asymmetry in the scarring or healing process.
Having trouble fully closing your eyes (rarely permanent).
Lower lids are pulled down (may require further surgery)

RECOVERY: You can resume your normal daily activities right away.
In 5 to 7 days, you can resume light duty (no lifting more than 10 pounds).
For three weeks, refrain from making any jerky motions with your upper body.

REPEAT: Restart exercise at a third-week intensity.
Low-impact exercises at a third of the recommended time, weight, and repetitions.
60% intensity after six weeks.
8 weeks of full intensity with high impact (running, riding a horse, high impact aerobics)

READY: Two to three days

PERIOD OF CONTACT: Two weeks or longer.

BRUISER: two to four weeks

MODERATE/SIGNIFICANT SWELLING
4 to 6 weeks, Mild to Subtle
2 to 3 months, depending on how extensive the operation is (s).

PERIOD of RESULTS: Several years.
occasionally permanent

BUILD-UP VISITS:
First 3 to 5 days, second 5 to 14 days.

Number of office visits anticipated: 2 to 3 in the first 3 months, then 6 months, then yearly

N/A PAIN MEDICINE: Ibuprofen or narcotics as necessary

Considerations for Eyelid Surgery

Adult men and women with healthy face muscles and tissue who also have realistic goals for improving the upper and/or lower eyelids and the surrounding area are typically candidates for blepharoplasty surgery.
The following conditions may suggest that you are a candidate for eyelid surgery:

upper eyelids that are baggy or swollen.

extra skin covering the fold of the upper eyelid.

upper eyelid sagging noticeably.

Lower eyelids that are drooping could allow the eye’s white to appear below the iris.

pockets of fat and extra skin beneath the eyelids.

‘Dark circles’ or hollows around the lower eyelids.

Upper eyelid surgery advantages

Sagging, drooping eyelids can compromise eyesight in addition to being an unsightly visual feature.
Surgery on the upper eyelids is done to get rid of extra skin, fat, and tissue that is blocking part of the eye.
This method’s ultimate objective is to provide a perceptive and alluring aesthetic while enhancing vision for a higher quality of life.
Additionally, this process can make applying and wearing glasses, contact lenses, and eyeglasses much more comfortable. rhinoplasty