Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty has become popular among patients because this simple surgery completely changed the look of their eyes and subsequently their face. Patients have noticed they look rested, their eyes look bigger and their face looks more youthful.

Along with cosmetic reasons for having eyelid surgery there are also functional reasons for getting eyelid surgery. Some eyelid surgery patients had trouble seeing anything in the upper field of vision. Often times these patients needed to tilt their head up to see properly. If this is something you have experienced, than most likely you are a good candidate for this procedure.

There are two different types of eyelid surgery, upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery. Upper eyelid surgery is done to correct dropping eyelids and consists of removing the excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper eyelid area. Lower eyelid surgery is done to remove the fat deposits under the lower eyelid. Usually your plastic surgeon will make the incision either on the inside of the lid or on the outside right on the lower eyelash line to remove the excess fat. This surgery is performed with local anesthesia because it is necessary for the patient to be awake during the procedure.

Recovery for an upper eyelid or lower eyelid surgery is quite minimal for a surgery. The most discomfort will be experienced over the first few days and nights with some swelling and bruising, most patients will notice the bruising and swelling will be resolved after 10-14 days. Plastic surgeons in Atlanta say that returning to work  and normal activity, as well as application of contacts and makeup will be possible after 2 weeks.

Find out if this procedure is right for you by contacting a board certified plastic surgeon and discussing your goals with them.

Eyelid Surgery in Atlanta


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