Lower Eyelid Surgery
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A candidate for eyelid surgery may have excess skin of the upper or lower eyelids leading to wrinkling, puffiness, bags, or impaired vision.
During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Casas what you would like to improve so that she can understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved. Dr. Casas will then recommend the procedure to best achieve your desired result.
After surgery, you should rest quietly with your head elevated to minimize elevations in blood pressure. Dr. Casas will teach you how to best apply cold compresses to your eyes, which need to be changed every thirty minutes for the first twenty-four hours. The initial swelling will subside within one to several weeks, and bruising typically disappears within one to one-and-a-half weeks. Stitches are usually removed within a week of surgery, but contact lenses typically should not be worn for two weeks after surgery. The majority of patients will be able to resume most of their normal non-aerobic activities within one week. Dr. Casas hides the surgical incisions within natural folds of the eyelids or even on the inside of the eyelid, virtually eliminating visible long-term scars.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.