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Eyelid Surgery Part 2; Understanding the Surgery

In upper eyelid surgery, the cosmetic surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.

 

In lower eyelid surgery, the cosmetic surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the eyelash line and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with sutures.

 

Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected bytransconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, allowing excess fatty deposits to be removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar.

 

What to Expect After Surgery

Immediately following surgery, a certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Your surgeon will prescribe medication for additional discomfort.

 

For ten days following blepharoplasty, you will clean the eye area. Your surgeon will also list activities and environments to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery. Stitches will be removed in three to five days after surgery. Self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.

 

Facial cosmetic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, cosmetic surgerycan help change how you feel about yourself.

 

Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center, P.A. is a cosmetic surgery practice in Tampa, Florida specializing in body and facial cosmetic surgery. Joseph J. Castellano M.D. is a board certified surgeon, and has completed specialized training in cosmetic surgery. He specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and facelift. Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center has a licensed aesthetician with over 10 years of experience with laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and skin care products in Tampa, Fl. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal. We are proud to offer a state of the art operative facility for the safety and comfort of our patients. Please call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano or our aesthetician at 813-872-6093.