Today, Orlando Cosmetic Surgery blog brings you information on one of the most popularly requested cosmetic surgeries of our time. If indeed, the eyes are the “windows of the soul,” as the poets have said, then the eyelids must be the frames and emotional curtains that surround the glances and soulful expressions of these “windows.” If the eyelids become deeply folded and drooped, they can make you appear old, worn, tired and worried. Sometimes this condition can even impair vision.

Surgery on the eyelids, called blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes puffiness and “bags” under and over the eyes.  It is important that you understand that dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, are not removed by blepharoplasty. You should also be aware that it is not a surgery to modify those sagging eyebrows.

Orlando Cosmetic Surgery wants our patients to have realistic expectations about this or any other surgical procedure. Knowing how blepharoplasty is performed will guide your understanding of what it can do for your “New Look.” In addition to the basic information below, you can click here for some deeper reading with more details and diagrams of the procedure.

The Blepharoplasty Basics

In simple terms, blepharoplasty eliminates the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids. Your new look will undoubtedly be refreshed and refined. Your eye area will appear firmer, and that translates into “younger.”

Our doctors here at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery will help you decide whether to do this procedure as a stand alone surgery or to augment it with a forehead lift. The forehead lift would correct a drooping brow. Such surgery is also often accompanied with skin resurfacing to mitigate fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

The Blepharoplasty Decision:
Like any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty is a serious decision. You and your surgeon will discuss the procedure as well as your expectations and goals concerning the surgery. The type and texture and of your skin will be examined. During your extensive consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your expectations for the outcome of the surgery. Be prepared to confide any of the following points of your medical history:
1.   Eye diseases: Be sure to mention glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina.
2.  Thyroid disorders: If you have been diagnosed with Graves’ disease, or under/over-active thyroid, tell your doctor.
3.  Cardiovascular disease: Naturally, you should acquaint your doctor with your high blood pressure, circulatory disease, or diabetes.

Thank you for visiting this blog today, and we hope you return next week for our continuing blog article about blepharoplasty. In Part II, we will go into more detail about the actual surgery and explain our recommended regime for a quick and beautiful recovery. Until then, learn more about this surgery at this source.

Hot Tip Of The Week:  Orlando Cosmetic Surgery always recommends that you wear protection on your eyes. Whether you live here in sunny Florida, or in Hometown, USA, the sun’s rays can damage and age the delicate tissue of your eyelids. Your sunglasses are more than stylish accessories.