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What is Blepharoplasty?


Your eyes say so much about you. For this reason, people have referred to the eyes as a window into a person’s soul. In a very literal way, your eyes give an indication about your mood, your emotional state and your health. When people look at you, they make determinations about you solely based on the information that your eyes are transmitting. Interestingly, researchers have shown that even pet dogs can make determinations about their owner’s physical and mental state based on the appearance of their eyes.

Unfortunately, many people have eyes that are giving others the wrong impression about them. This is because their eyelids have an excess collection of skin or fat. This excess amount of skin or fat makes their eyelids droopy. It makes them look tired, and it gives the impression that they are angry, upset or worn out.

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that is designed to remove the excess skin and fat from around your eyes. It gives you a more youthful, vibrant and refreshed appearance.

During a typical blepharoplasty procedure, our surgeon will make small incisions in your eyelids. These incisions will be hidden in the natural creases of your eyelids. They will be used to remove the excess skin and fat. After the procedure, you will be left with a natural-looking eyelid crease.

Prior to your surgery, you will want to talk with our professionals and have them examine your eyelids as well as your overall health. Since blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure, your health needs to be as good as possible before the procedure is performed. In fact, the healthier you are, the better you are going to heal after the procedure.

The recovery time after a blepharoplasty procedure is relatively short. You’re going to want to use a cold compress on your face for at least 48 hours after you have the procedure done. You should expect to wait between 7 to 10 days following the blepharoplasty procedure before you are able to go back to work and everyday activities.

Blepharoplasty is a powerful tool that can refresh your face, make you look younger and give you the confidence you need to tackle any challenge that life puts in front of you. To see if this procedure can benefit you, visit Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in McAllen, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.