3 Things to Know Before Undergoing Eyelid Rejuvenation

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on August 21, 2018 under Eyelid Surgery

3 Things to Know Before Undergoing Eyelid Rejuvenation

If you are living with excess, lax skin around your eyes that impair your line of vision or make you look tired or sad, it may be time to look into eyelid surgery. This procedure can help to transform your appearance, creating a more youthful look. Read on for three things that you should know before undergoing this procedure.

Procedure Details

Before undergoing any type of surgery, including eyelid rejuvenation, you should do your homework on the procedure details. There are two main types of eyelid surgery that are done today, including upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery.

Upper eyelid surgery focuses on the upper lid and involves improving vision loss due to lax skin and create a more opened and rounded appearance. Lower eyelid surgery focuses on the lower lid and eyes to correct bagginess and wrinkles. These procedures can also be combined to address both the upper and lower lids.

Possible Side Effects

Potential complications and side effects accompany any type of surgery, and eyelid rejuvenation is not excluded. It is important to fully understand these side effects, so you know what to expect if they do occur. These may include scarring, bruising, or swelling in the eye area. Temporary double vision and blindness may also occur but should remedy themselves within a day. The eyes may also itch or become dry, which can be controlled with eye drops.

How to Find the Right Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon for your eyelid rejuvenation surgery is one of the most important decisions that you will make along your cosmetic surgery journey. Be sure to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon with ample experience performing eyelid surgery. You may need to schedule multiple consultation appointments before you find the surgeon that is right for you.

If you are in the Denver or Lone Tree areas and are considering eyelid rejuvenation, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation appointment!