Hooded Eyelid Surgery: Enhancing Your Appearance By tmccall on August 07, 2018

A woman's eyeThey say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. That may explain why so many people are so concerned about the look of their eyes, their eyelids, and the lower brow. Issues with these parts of the face can result in a less-than-stellar appearance. An example of this is hooded eyelids.

The team at our Milwaukee, WI plastic surgery center would like to consider the problems related to hooded eyelids and how cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help address these issues.

About Hooded Eyelids

A hooded eyelid refers to cases in which the upper eyelid crease drapes over the outer corner of the eye. This is usually caused by genetics, though the hooding of the eyelids can become more pronounced with advanced age.

Why Hooded Eyes Can Cause Problems

Though this may seem like a minor issues, the position of the crease can make the eyes appear droopy or downturned. This can cause a person to look older or tired, which adds years to the face and can even affect how people read your emotional state.

A little bit of skillfully applied makeup can conceal the effects of hooded eyelids, yet some people would prefer a more permanent solution to this issue. That is where cosmetic eyelid surgery can work wonders.

How Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Help

During cosmetic eyelid surgery of the upper eyelid, excess skin is removed, which helps reduce the amount of draping of the eyelid. With less hooding of the upper eyelids, patients will no longer need to rely on makeup to give their eyes a more vibrant appearance.

Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are people in good overall health who experience issues with excess skin up the upper lids. They should know all of the risks and benefits associated with surgery and have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve.

During the consultation process, we will be able to assess your situation and determine if upper eyelid surgery or another procedure is the right option for you.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

During the cosmetic eyelid surgery procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Through this small incision, excess skin can be removed. Sutures are placed to help with healing.

Recovery from Eyelid Surgery

Recovery from upper eyelid surgery will require the patient to take a week or two off from work. This allows the swelling and bruising of the upper eyelids to pass, and for patients to focus on rest. Some discomfort around the eyes is normal, though it can be managed with the use of pain relievers as directed.

The Results of Eyelid Surgery

Thanks to cosmetic eyelid surgery, patients can experience brighter, more vibrant eyes. The results can be quite dramatic, turning back the clock and even adding a new glow to the face.

While there is some scarring after surgery, it is concealed along the crease of the upper eyelid. That means it is very difficult to notice, even when people are up close. With time, the scar will fade, and be even more difficult to detect.

Contact Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery

For more information about treating the eye area and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery. We are here to help you look your best and feel great.

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Dr. Tracy McCall

Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery

Dr. Tracy McCall is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has been providing exceptional results to patients since 2001. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons

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