Although the more youthful, glowing skin and reduced wrinkles people see as a result of laser skin resurfacing is good, perhaps nothing refreshes your appearance as completely as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). If you find that people often ask you "what's wrong?" when nothing's wrong, or if people frequently comment that you look tired, you may want to consider eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery can correct a perpetually angry or tired appearance that results from drooping eyelids.
Specifically, eyelid surgery corrects:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Excessive skin in the upper or lower eyelids
- Puffy lower eyelids
- Involuntarily narrowed eyes
Blepharoplasty also has a relatively short recovery period. You will experience some swelling, possibly some bruising, which you can minimize with an ice pack. There is not usually very much postoperative pain associated with the surgery, and most patients can return to work after a week or so.