Chicago Eyelid Surgery At Midwest Plastic Surgery
Are you dissatisfied with how your eyes look? Does under-eye bagginess or drooping lower lids make you look tired and older than you are? Is your vision impaired by loose, drooping upper lids? Then cosmetic eyelid surgery may be an option for you to explore.
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. Often referred to as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty focuses on the rejuvenation of the upper, the lower or both lid areas that surround the eye. The procedure tightens loose skin, reduces fatty deposits and bags below the eyes and lifts eyelids that are droopy. The result is eyes that look younger and more energized.
Eyelid surgery can be used to remedy the following:
- Drooping skin that obscures the natural contouring of the upper lid and can possibly interfere with good vision
- Fat deposits causing the upper lids to become puffy and swollen in appearance
- Puffiness below the eyes
- Drooping lower lids that expose the white beneath the iris and redder inner lid
- Excessive skin and the fine wrinkling of lower lids
What To Expect During The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Anesthesia is required during eyelid surgery. Which type of anesthesia works best for you is one of the things that Dr. Kouris and you will talk about during your consultation.
The location and method of incision for your eyelid surgery depends on what areas of the lids you’re correcting. Regardless of the area being corrected, however, Dr. Kouris places the incisions to ensure any scars are concealed as much as possible in the natural lines of the lids. For example, within the crease of the upper lid or discretely below the lower lid’s lash line. In some cases, the fine-line scars of an eyelid lift can even be concealed inside the lower lid.
Dr. Kouris will also relocate or remove fatty deposits as needed, tighten muscles and other loose tissue as well as eliminate any excess skin.
What To Expect During Recovery
Once your eyelid surgery is complete, you will be given cold compresses or creams to relieve any swelling. A certain amount of swelling, bruising or soreness around the lid area can be expected. Dry eye may also occur. Off-the-shelf eye medication such as eye drops from any reputable pharmacy can be used. It may take up to a year for the lines from the incisions to fade to their final appearance.
Dr. Kouris will discuss your post-operative care with you, which will include what medication to take. He will also stress how important it will be for you to avoid direct sunlight for a duration.
As swelling and bruising fades, you will see more and more just how smooth and defined your new lids look. How refreshed and rested you appear. And, in the case of drooping upper lids impairing good vision, how much more clearly you can now view the world.
Your Consultation With Dr. Kouris
As you consult with Dr. Kouris, you and he will discuss your expectations for your eyelid lift. He’ll also thoroughly explain what will happen during your procedure, what to expect after surgery, and any possible side effects.
Dr. Kouris’s staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your eyelid surgery and consultation. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.