They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But while you may want the wisdom and experience your soul has gained over the years to show through your eyes, you don’t necessarily have to keep the wrinkles and sagging. Luckily, Gainesville plastic surgeons can rejuvenate your eyes and enhance facial appearance with blepharoplasty.
Eyelid surgery is one of the least invasive procedures available, but it is still a surgery, and patients need to prepare for a few possible lifestyle changes leading up to the procedure, as well as how to handle the recovery period.
Since this is generally an outpatient procedure, preparation is not as extensive as that for some other plastic surgeries. Regardless, you will be given medical tests and specific instructions about how to care for the surgical site, and should take these instructions seriously. Since the goal of blepharoplasty is to enhance facial appearance, the last thing you want to do is unnecessarily sabotage your own recovery, which could possibly affect your overall results.
Gainesville eyelid surgeons will answer any questions you have while preparing for surgery, and you can read a fully detailed explanation of how to prepare for blepharoplasty on our main website, but what the instructions and medical terminology don’t address is mental preparedness.
Specifically, it is important that you evaluate your own reasons for seeking eyelid surgery, and be clear about your expectations regarding the outcome. Blepharoplasty is a restorative procedure, not a reconstructive one. After your recovery has completed, the person you see in the mirror will still have your eyes, simply with a smoother and less tired appearance.
You should also plan to be patient
It can be two weeks or more before you see the final results of your eyelid surgery. Your Florida eyelid surgeon will explain the process more fully during your consultation, but be aware that immediately following your procedure you will have swelling, bruises and stitches in the surgical area.
If your blepharoplasty is something you’d rather keep private, make sure you have a friend or family member available to help with errands during your recovery, and consider purchasing sunglasses with larger frames should you need to go out before the swelling and bruising have dissipated.
Our Gainesville eyelid surgeons are dedicated to making sure your procedure will enhance facial appearance, giving your eyes a younger, fresher look. To ensure that your blepharoplasty is a success, you should be just as dedicated to properly preparing for your procedure and following your surgeon’s instructions.