Atlantic Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Salisbury, MD & West Ocean City, MD
Droopy eyelids can make you appear tired and older than your age. Jason T. Arrington, MD, of Atlantic Plastic Surgery, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert at performing eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, for patients in Salisbury and Ocean City, Maryland, and the surrounding communities. Blepharoplasty can improve the appearance and function of both your upper and lower eyelids, so you look rejuvenated and your eyelids no longer impair your vision. Call or schedule an appointment online to find out if you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty Q & A
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that improves the appearance of drooping or wrinkly eyelids. Blepharoplasty can correct:
- Bags under your eyes
- Drooping lower lids
- Fatty deposits that make your eyes appear puffy
- Fine wrinkles or extra skin under your eyes
- Loose or sagging upper eyelid skin that may impair your vision
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Arrington may perform blepharoplasty as a single procedure or in combination with cosmetic injectables or fillers to tighten and firm your skin. The goal is to give you the most natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
If you’re in overall good health and are a nonsmoker, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Men and women who have realistic expectations about the outcome and no existing medical conditions that could impede the healing process are ideal candidates.
Dr. Arrington evaluates your eyes and face as a whole to determine if blepharoplasty is the best option for your condition and goals. He may recommend a combination of procedures to provide you with the best results.
What does the procedure involve?
Dr. Arrington explains the blepharoplasty procedure and answers your questions so you know exactly what to expect from your eyelid surgery. During the procedure, you’re under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain.
Dr. Arrington surgically corrects your upper or lower eyelids by removing excess skin. He makes incisions along the natural crease lines in your eyes, so scarring is hardly noticeable once you’ve healed. After he removes the excess eyelid skin, he closes the incision with stitches.
You may experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure that you can control with medication, cold compresses, and ointments. As you recover, your eyes may feel dry, itchy, and sticky. Dr. Arrington and his experienced team explain the recovery process and any special precautions you need to take as you heal, such as protecting your eyes from the sun and using eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated.
What is the recovery time after eyelid surgery?
Typically, Dr. Arrington removes your stitches a few days after surgery, but in some cases, they dissolve on their own. You use eye drops or sterile ointments to help keep your eyes clean as they heal, and recovery time is about 10-14 days.
If drooping or puffy eyelids make you appear tired or older than you feel, call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.