For many people, some of the first obvious signs of stress and aging are around the eyes.
It’s a testament to our modern lifestyle in many ways — lack of sleep (or at least quality sleep) and the stresses and strains of keeping on top of work and social activities.
Showing up at work in the morning with puffy eyes and dark bags under the lower eyelid just doesn’t fill them with the confidence they need to succeed each and every day.
Luckily, there is a surgical procedure called a blepharoplasty that can help turn back the hands of time and restore that youthful look to their face.
What Is a Blepharoplasty?
Basically, it’s eyelid surgery. The surgery involves removing excess fat and skin. But take too much off, and the function as well as the appearance can be affected; a fact which can turn people off from having the procedure done. However, in Dr. Vitenas’ hands, only very small changes will be made. However these small changes produce big results.
To see just how naturally rejuvenating the effects can be, check out the blepharoplasty before and after photo gallery. To further enhance the effect, fillers or Botox can be used in conjunction with the surgery, depending on the patient’s desired end effect.
The incisions are made to be as inconspicuous as possible, hiding them behind the eyelashes, or through the inside of the eyelid. There will likely be a bit of swelling and bruising, but it should only last a few weeks. During this time, patients will need to refrain from strenuous activities for around six weeks.
The stitches come out in three to five days, after which work could be resumed, but the advice from Dr. Vitenas is usually to leave it for up to two weeks, as this will give the best chance for a relaxed recovery. Some patients also feel a little uncomfortable returning to work with a slightly swollen look, especially around the eyes. However, they feel that the end result is well worth the slight discomfort!
Vitenas Cosmetic surgery is based in Houston, TX. The practice can be reached at (281) 484-0088. Dr. Vitenas is offering consultations, so book an appointment today!