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If your eyes are making you look depressed, angry, or tired --no matter how you feel--you may want to consider eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which freshens up your appearance instantly.
This is a small operation that makes a big difference. And that's because people first show aging in the skin around the eyes.
People in their 30s sometimes have hooded upper lids or saggy lower lids. Droopy, down-turned eyes and overhanging upper lids--often hereditary--can be easily corrected. (Incidentally, before you undergo this eyelid surgery, we'll ask you to see your eye doctor for his clearance.) Dr. Kridel can do eyelid surgery on the upper or lower lids--or both.
Questions & Answers
How does cosmetic eyelid surgery work?
Dr. Kridel removes excess skin through an incision that he makes in the natural crease around the eye. Through an invisible incision made behind the lower eyelid, he removes protruding fatty tissue that causes "bags" under the eyes.
What happens after surgery?
This operation takes about two hours and can be done under either local or general anesthesia. You can be discharged the same day unless you're having other procedures at the same time. Don't worry about pain associated with eyelid surgery, but you should expect some swelling and bruising. Wear dark glasses for a few days to hide "black eyes"--this will also help you remember not to touch your eyelids while they're healing. You may experience slightly blurred vision, eye irritation, or dryness for up to a month after surgery. Dr. Kridel may recommend eye drops or an ointment to promote healing and relieve discomfort. After a week or less, you should be able to resume your normal routine. You'll find that your eyelids heal well because of their rich blood supply, and the scars are hardly visible.