Preparing For Blepharoplasty Surgery & Recovery
No one like bags under their eyes; but it’s often an unavoidable part of getting older. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which can cause eyelids to stretch and begin to droop, causing an issue commonly referred to as “droopy eyelids.” Luckily, there’s a procedure that can correct drooping eyelids called blepharoplasty. In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about blepharoplasty surgery and recovery.
What is blepharoplasty?
As you age, excess fat may collect above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that works to reduce puffiness under and above the eyes by removing excess skin, muscle and fat from the area.
What happens during blepharoplasty surgery?
Your surgeon will make an incision just below the lashes and will remove any excess fat and sagging skin. After they’re done, they’ll suture the incision and the healing process will begin! If your upper eyelid droops, your surgeon may make an incision above the eye rather than below the lashes.
Recovery from eyelid surgery can take a few weeks. You will likely have to return to the surgeon’s office at some point either a few days to a few weeks post-surgery to have your stitches removed. It’s normal to experience redness and swelling around the incision areas following the procedure, and many patients find that they have minimal scarring at the incision sites as well.
How to Get Rid of Blepharoplasty Scar
Eyelid surgeries are done with a small incision to either the upper or lower eyelid and may leave behind a small scar near your eye. For people who have experienced blepharoplasty scarring, Rejuvasil silicone scar gel can work to minimize the appearance of your scarring.
The Benefits of Silicone Scar Gel
Silicone is the gold standard in scar-fighting ingredients. Silicone helps increase your body’s natural collagen production, which can help minimize scarring. Rejuvasil works to soften and flatten raised scars and help relieve both the itchiness and discomfort that come as byproducts of healing scars. This product is great for facial scarring since it is completely clear and invisible to the naked eye, which makes it a perfect solution for Blepharoplasty patients.
Blepharoplasty surgery is a great way to correct those sagging eyelids with minimal recovery time. If you are preparing for blepharoplasty surgery, Rejuvasil should be part of your post-recovery plan as a way to minimize scarring immediately after surgery.