Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Wayne Foster
The main focal point of visual contact is the eyes. When excess skin lays on the eyelashes or over the corners of the eye, they look tired and shady. Puffiness of the upper eyelid or bags and puffiness of the lower eyelids are often caused by hereditary fatty protrusions that can easily be removed to provide a more youthful and pleasing appearance. Dr. Wayne Foster performs eyelid surgery in Toms River and Manasquan, NJ as a solution to pesky undereye problems.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also know as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates saggy, puffy eyes. This is done by removing excess fat and skin from the area of treatment, the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure is done to improve the patient’s appearance, as well as improving their vision. Blepharoplasty can also tighten the tissue and muscles surrounding the eyes. This procedure is often combined with facelift and brow lift surgery, as well as injectable fillers.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their baggy eyes, or patients looking to improve their peripheral vision make ideal candidates. Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty meet the following criteria:
- Don’t smoke
- Are in overall good health
- Do not have serious eye conditions
- Have healthy facial tissue
Patients with eyes disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes may not be good candidates for this procedure. It is also important to have realistic expectations of results before undergoing eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty Before and After Pictures
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Benefits of eyelid surgery include correcting the following issues:
- Sagging eyelid skin
- Fat deposits beneath the eyes
- Excess skin in the lower or upper eyelids
- Excess wrinkles surrounding the eyes
- Undereye bags
- Poor peripheral vision
If you find that you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you should contact Dr. Foster today. You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
If your eyelids are extremely puffy, surgery may be justified for functional, as well as cosmetic reasons. It may be recommended that you see an optometrist or ophthalmologist who can document the presence or absence of visual field loss from overhanging eyelids. If this is the case, insurance may cover a portion of your surgery. Be sure to advise your plastic surgeon of any eye diseases or difficulties. It is important that patients have undergone a complete eye examination within the previous twelve months. Please request your eye doctor to forward the report to your plastic surgeon’s office.
The upper and lower eyelids are frequently done together. The upper or lower eyelid may be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift. Often, the lower eyelid fat can be removed without a visible incision. A basic technique, transconjunctival blepharoplasty, provides the approach from inside the eyelid to remove the fat. Any residual wrinkles are then removed with the laser or chemical peel or by excision of excessive skin. Using the laser to perform the surgery decreases the amount of swelling and bruising.
Typically, patients are able to return to their normal daily living with the aid of makeup and sunglasses. Minor swelling, bruising and blurred vision are temporary and are minimized by the use of the laser. Any external scars go through a period of swelling, becoming red or pink before becoming virtually imperceptible. This occurs as the scar matures, which takes longer with thicker skin.