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“My Eyes Are Puffy & Swollen, Everyone Says I Look Tired”- Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Samson

You’ve probably heard eyes being called the windows to the soul, and while most windows look better with a little dressing — a curtain here, a sheer drape there — the same does not necessarily hold true for the ones on your face.

Whether you’re unhappy with sagging skin around your eyes for purely cosmetic reasons, or because you’re noticing that it is obstructing your vision or a combination of factors, eyelid surgery — officially called blepharoplasty— a popular Plastic Surgery Procedure Dr. Samson routinely performs for Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Port Orange patients, can help remove excess tissue and create a more youthful, rested appearance.

What is the surgery like?

As we grow older, the delicate skin around our eyes has an incredible habit of being one of the things to succumb to the effects of our friend gravity, which means that the eyes are often one of the first areas on the face to show signs of aging.

If your concern is more with sagging skin or excess fat deposits above your eyes, an upper blepharoplasty Daytona Beachcan remove excess skin, redistribute fat and even tighten muscles. Incisions are concealed within the natural crease of the eyes. Dr. Samson, a Daytona Beach Plastic Surgeon, is highly skilled in this area.

For people who are concerned with bags and wrinkles under the eyes, a lower blepharoplasty can be performed through an incision just below the lower lash line that removes excess fat and tissue. An alternative technique can be performed where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, but that procedure can only remove excess fat and not excess tissue.

Many people also choose to undergo both procedures at once to address concerns in both areas.

What’s the recovery period?

Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Sugery Ormond Beachcan be performed under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on what you and your doctor decide is the best option for your procedure, which usually takes about an hour. 

After spending time in recovery where they’re able to come out of anesthesia and be monitored for potential complications, most people are able to go home the same day to recuperate.

Immediately after the procedure, it’s common for people to temporarily experience blurred or double vision, light sensitivity and pain and discomfort related to swelling and bruising, though Dr. Samson will discuss the particulars of your surgery before your procedure.

While everyone heals differently, most people are able to return to work after two weeks. During that time, you should closely follow any specific recovery instructions from Dr. Samson, but generally, you’ll want to keep the surgical area clean, avoid strenuous activities and wear glasses instead of contacts.

Am I a good candidate?

The best candidates for blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeons in Daytona Beach are people who are in good physical health with healthy facial tissue and who have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, smoking can have a drastic effect on the body’s ability to heal itself, so people who are considering eyelid surgery are discouraged from smoking before or after the procedure. 

Because blepharoplasty specifically targets the area around the eyes, it’s important that you discuss any eye-specific health conditions you may be living with, such as glaucoma or chronically dry eyes. 

What are some of the long-term risks associated with blepharoplasty?

There are always risks that are associated with any type of surgery, especially when general anesthesia is used. 

Specific short- and long-term risks that are associated with blepharoplasty include dry eyes; blurred vision; difficulty closing the eyes; ectropion, when the skin of the eyelid rolls outward; and loss of eyesight. 

If you’re concerned about the risks or aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty, visit Dr. Samson, Volusia County Plastic Surgeon, for a one on one consultation to discuss your options.

No matter what your aesthetic, Samson Aesthetics offers a full range of Plastic Surgery services to clients in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and the Ormond Beach area and helps patients refresh their looks with a variety of surgical treatments, including blepharoplasty Daytona Beach. Visit us online at drsamson.com or call us at 386-262-1556 to set up an appointment.