As you age, the area around your eyes begins to droop, and can detract from your appearance. Dr. Julia Kerolus, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Her philosophy in her Atlanta practice at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery is to enhance your natural beauty rather than change the way you look. By adjusting the eyelid, one can appear less tired, thus younger and more rejuvenated.
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Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. The surgery removes excess skin and re-positions fat (known as "fat transposition") to improve a tired, angry, or sad appearance.
Blepharoplasty successfully addresses hooded eyelids, under eye bags, and local wrinkles to restore vitality to a patient’s appearance. Eye contact is used for communication and to help maintain relationships. Blepharoplasty will boost your confidence and self-esteem, making for more positive social interactions.
There are numerous practical and cosmetic advantages to blepharoplasty. Dr. Kerolus is an Atlanta blepharoplasty specialist who provides patients with a rapid blepharoplasty recovery.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can be performed on men and women. Although the average patient is 35 years old or older, younger people who have genetic abnormalities with their eyelids may opt for the treatment. Those with realistic expectations for the procedure's outcome are good candidates for eyelid surgery. While eyelid surgery can help you look younger and more confident, it won't necessarily improve wrinkles, dark circles under your eyes, or sagging eyebrows. Those with dry eyes, hypertension, circulatory diseases, thyroid disorders, diabetes, heart disease, or glaucoma should consult with their doctors and Dr. Kerolus before undergoing surgery to ensure safety.
During a blepharoplasty Atlanta patients will receive medications to help them relax. Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia are two options.
Dr. Kerolus will advise you on the best course of action. The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed to blend in with the natural features of the eyelid region, effectively hiding any scarring that might occur. For example, Dr. Kerolus makes an incision within the natural crease on the top eyelid when addressing the upper eyelid. This enables fat deposits to be removed or repositioned, muscles tightened, and excess skin removed.
An incision immediately below the lower lash line will treat conditions of the lower eyelid. This incision removes excess skin in the lower eyelid. Excess fat might be repositioned or removed through an incision hidden inside the lower eyelid. Sutures are used to carefully close the incisions. Within a week, Dr. Kerolus will remove the sutures. To minimize pigmentation of the lower eyelids, your surgeon may recommend a laser treatment or chemical peel.
After your eyelid surgery, you may be given lubricating ointment and cold compresses, to help with healing. The majority of bruising and swelling is expected to subside within a few days following your operation. It can take several weeks to months for the final results to present. Atlanta blepharoplasty patients can usually return to regular activities after one week with "social downtime" lasting 10-14 days.
The effects of eyelid surgery will last ten years. Blepharoplasty results leave patients feeling more refreshed & youthful. Once the healing is complete, you can expect a naturally rejuvenated eye area. While eyelid surgery might be expected to treat some issues permanently, you will still age normally. It would be best to use sun protection regularly to maintain your results.
To learn how you can benefit from a blepharoplasty, schedule your consultation with Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. Blepharoplasty could change the way you see the world and the way the world sees you.
As far as cosmetic procedures go, eyelid surgery is relatively pain-free. Aside from any minor discomfort on the day of the procedure, you'll recover and see results quickly.
Infection and bleeding are two potential risks of eyelid surgery. Dry or irritated eyes can occur after surgery especially if you've had previous issues with dry eye. Difficulty closing your eyes can potentially occur.Discuss any concerns and risks with Dr. Kerolus at your initial consultation.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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