Are you thinking about getting cosmetic surgery for your eyelids? Here’s a quick explanation to how drooping eyelid surgery is performed.
Your drooping eyelid was always a problem. It never caused you physical pain, but the way it makes you look certainly caused you to be sensitive about your appearance.
So you’ll be glad to know drooping eyelid surgery helps you take care of this problem. Your worry becomes a thing of the past.
“Don’t be intimidated by the word ‘surgery,’” Dr. Jeff Popp says. “You have nothing to fear.”
What Occurs in Drooping Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is cosmetic surgery. Like most cosmetic surgeries, this one doesn’t require the surgeon to make any deep cuts. The process is topical, meaning only the surface of your skin is affected.
The excess skin around your eyelid can cause, wrinkles, bulges or make it harder for you to see. That excess skin is exactly what Dr. Popp targets to repair the eyelid.
Drooping eye surgery is a quick outpatient procedure, meaning it’s completed the same day. So make sure someone brings you to your appointment and picks you up afterward.
Preparations for the Procedure
Before surgery, you’ll have a painkiller injected into the eyelid, combined with oral sedation to make the procedure painless.
“For the upper eyelids, I make a series of small cuts along the natural lines of the eyelid,” Dr. Popp says. “From there, I remove any access fat and skin there.”
The Challenge of Lower Eyelids
The most popular way to deal with the lower eyelids, is to cut the inside of the eyelid to remove excess fat, then get rid of wrinkles with a CO2 or erbium laser.
Another way is to cut along the eyelash line to access the extra skin and fat. This cut line fades away on its own.
“The surgery lasts up to two hours,” Dr. Popp says. You should experience a quick, painless and full recovery.”
Now that you know what to expect during drooping eyelid surgery, isn’t it time for your own? Dr. Popp and his team are experienced, capable and committed. His practice includes eyelid repair, liposuction, reconstructive surgery, skin care and much more.