No-one is going to magically stop aging or magically avoid looking older. It’s a race against time we always lose! As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing droopy upper lids, bags under the eyes, and a tired, older look. Furthermore, severely sagging skin around the eyes can reduce peripheral vision, especially the upper and outer parts of the field of vision.
Don’t let that reality be overly daunting or depressing because Dr. Peter J. Abramson at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center in Atlanta, GA, can help find the best solution to the problem.
One solution is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a safe, effective and common procedure that repairs droopy eyelids and reduces or eliminates any vision problems to make your eyes appear younger and more alert. Dr. Abramson customizes each patient’s surgery for the best outcome because it is critically important to create a natural, rested look after surgery and not a “wide-eyed” expression. Each patient is unique, so each surgery is unique.
An honest assessment of the patients hopes and motivation for any surgery are crucial to guarantee a successful outcome. During the consultation, Dr. Abramson, a board-certified professional will discuss your aesthetic desires and answer your questions. As part of the consultation and pre-surgery procedure, patients undergo:
- A physical examination, which may include testing tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids.
- A vision examination of the patient’s eyes that includes vision tests, including peripheral vision.
- Eyelid photography of the eyes from different angles. These photos help with planning the surgery and assessing its immediate and long-term effects.
Blepharoplasty is usually done in an outpatient setting. Dr. Abramson utilizes numbing medication for the eyelids and intravenous medication to help the patient relax. Any bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. It’s important to take care to protect delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure after the surgery.
Dr. Peter Abramson, a highly-qualified surgeon, and his well-trained staff at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center, use innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform blepharoplasty as well as other procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area including Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, and Alpharetta. Call 404-297-1789 today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Abramson to determine if blepharoplasty is right for you.
This blog contains information of a medical or health-related nature. It is not intended nor does it constitute medical or healthcare advice. If you have a question pertaining to medical or health-related issues, please contact the staff at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery or a healthcare provider in your area.
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