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Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Jason Cooper in Palm Beach
Nothing promotes a youthful appearance like bright, alert eyes. The eyes are what people focus on when they talk to you or when you first meet. They are truly the windows to your inner self, and when they look great, you are also assessed in a positive light. But when the effects of age creep in with wrinkles, undereye circles, or sagging upper eyelids, you may look tired and worn. Eye rejuvenation through blepharoplasty, better known as eyelid surgery, can work wonders for your facial appearance and positively impact how others see you.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, helps women and men in South Florida improve their facial appearances by making them look well-rested and alert. This facial rejuvenation around the eyes restores youthful skin textures while eliminating age-related drooping lids and circles under the eyes. Benefits also include:
- An energetic appearance
- Lift drooping eyelids
- Reduce puffiness under the eyes
- Reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
Dr. Cooper performs blepharoplasty on both the upper or lower eyelids, concurrently or each as a standalone procedure. These options depend on each patient’s cosmetic concerns and goals. Results are realized within a few weeks after surgery and are long-term. Patients often tell us they see their results continue to improve for months, even up to a year, after their surgery.
We encourage you to make a consultation with Dr. Cooper to discuss your specific goals. He may recommend upper eyelid surgery, lower, or both. He may also recommend combining your eyelid surgery with other procedures like a facelift or non-surgical corrections like Botox or Dermal Fillers to achieve the best results possible.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery include patients who struggle with undereye circles, wrinkles on the eyelids, or a tired and worn-out appearance. Ideal candidates have a realistic expectation of what blepharoplasty can and cannot do for them, are in good health, don’t smoke, and have no underlying major eye conditions.
Dr. Cooper employs a customized approach to eyelid surgery, treating his patients according to their cosmetic issues and personal goals. He uses this method on all his cosmetic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.
The Eyelift Procedure
Dr. Cooper performs blepharoplasty under IV sedation. After sedation, he creates incisions in the natural lines above the upper lid or the lower lid at the lash line. Next, Dr. Cooper meticulously removes muscle, skin, and sometimes fat. Then he reshapes the eye contour to a natural, youthful appeal. Lastly, he closes with fine sutures to reduce any risk of scarring.
Eyelid Lift Recovery
Patients may have some bruising and inflammation in the eye area. They may also experience dry eye, itching, and some minor discomfort. Cold compresses, lubricating ointments, and pain medication can help relieve these side-effects. In some cases, the patient must wear gauze over the eyes after the operation, but this does not last long.
Although each patient is unique in how they heal, most take 3-5 days off from work after their procedure. We recommend refraining from vigorous exercise for three to four weeks.
Dr. Cooper will provide after-surgery instructions on how to properly care for your eyes during your healing. He will also schedule follow up appointments to monitor your recovery.
As bruising and swelling subside, patients should see a more defined, smoother area around each eye. They should look younger and more alert, as well. We recommend stocking up on medical-grade sunscreen to protect your results from harmful UV rays.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Eyelid surgery is a highly tolerable procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. It’s rare for patients to take pain medications after the first days of recovery. Significant discomfort is unusual, which is why many patients choose to combine this procedure with others to double down on the recovery period.
The thinner the skin, the better the scar – this is a general rule in surgery. Eyelid skin is the most delicate on the entire body, and it makes for the least visible scars. Concerning the lower eyelid, there is the option to remove prominent fat from the eyelid through the eyelash line, which does not leave a visible scar.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Jason Cooper at one of his convenient locations in Jupiter or Palm Beach.