When it comes to signs of getting older, the skin on your eyelids is prone to premature aging, and as gravity pulls them downward, you could take on a tired appearance that doesn’t reflect how you really feel. People who meet you for the first time may come away with the wrong impression of who you really are.
The answer for you might be a blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid tuck. It’s an ideal procedure for those who have fresh resolutions to address their appearance in the New Year. Jennifer Baron MD offers her patients in-office blepharoplasty surgery. You may be surprised at how little downtime you have after your procedure, and there’s no question you’ll be delighted with the refreshed, alert appearance your eyes offer the world. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting, revitalizing treatment.
The most popular facial surgery
Should you need testimony on the effectiveness of the eyelid tuck, ask any of the 115,261 people who selected blepharoplasty for themselves in 2022. According to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it's the most popular facial cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.
Blepharoplasty isn’t always about aesthetics. Drooping eyelids can sometimes impact your eyesight, as loose skin falls into your field of vision, blocking sight lines to the side and top. An eyelid tuck restores clear peripheral vision and updates your appearance.
Why eyelids sag
Your skin is made of three layers, and the overall thickness of the skin varies depending on where it is on your body. You’ll find the thickest skin on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. The skin on your eyelids is the thinnest on your body.
Aging shows up first in places where the skin is thin, so naturally, your eyelids show the effects of time early. As skin ages, it becomes drier and loses elasticity. Gravity pulls your eyelids downward since the skin here no longer has the natural ability to resist the pull. It creates an effect in your upper eyelids called hooding.
What to expect from your blepharoplasty
With Dr. Baron, your eyelid tuck is a painless, in-office procedure done under local anesthetic. Dr. Baron uses carefully placed incisions and fine sutures to remove excess skin with any sign of surgery well hidden in the remaining natural creases of your eyelids.
Every procedure is customized and planned around the unique condition of your eyes. You’ll meet with Dr. Baron to discuss your aesthetic and functional goals, so you know what to expect and how both your surgery and recovery will progress.
We’ll discuss preparations for your surgery as well as aftercare. Since it’s an outpatient procedure, you’ll be home the night of your eyelid tuck. We’ll follow up with you in four or five days when your sutures are removed.
Most of the bruising and swelling from your surgery subsides within two weeks, and your appearance continues to improve over the coming months.
Call Dr. Baron’s San Jose office to arrange your initial consultation. Enjoy your new, refreshed eyes and start the New Year on a high note. Book your appointment now.