Eyelid Lift Surgery Chicago (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, can help to revitalize the look of your eye lids, giving you a healthy, fresher, and more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common surgical cosmetic procedures undertaken in America every year – with more than 200,000 procedures performed alone in America in 2016. Its high popularity comes from the procedures ability to completely transform the appearance of eyelids, helping to reduce the signs of aging and give patients a smoother and fresher appearance.

Also referred to as an eyelid surgery, or eyelid lift surgery, Blepharoplasty is a specialist form of facial surgery, that should only be performed by a trained expert surgeon. The procedure involves the removal of fat, and excess skin from around the eyelids in order to improve the look of drooping eyes, hooded eyes, bags, or tighten the area with the removal of the skin. By tightening the muscle and skin around the eyes, and moving the fat pads in the area, the eye can be completely transformed, making the entire face look and feel more youthful.


What Do I Need to Know About Blepharoplasty?

When patients undergo the Blepharoplasty procedure in Illinois, the primary aim in most cases is to make the muscles and skin around the eyes tighter. By adjusting the position of the fat pads around the eyes, you can regain more definition around your eyes, ultimately leading to a more youthful and brighter appearance. During the procedure, your expert Illinois surgeon will try to stop the cheek to eye compartmentalization, so the end result is a smooth and natural transition, revitalizing your appearance without it looking like you have undergone eyelid surgery.

The two main types of Blepharoplasty are upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery. These can be performed together or individually, depending the on the needs of the patient and what look they desire to achieve. The process of both is slightly different, and the end results can also offer different benefits to your appearance. Whether to go for one eyelid surgery, or both, is a very personal decision, which your trained physician in Oakbrook can help you to make.

Can Eyelid Surgery Really Help to Improve the Appearance of My Eyelids?

Many people are quite shocked by the remarkable transformation that can be achieved with the Blepharoplasty procedure in Oakbrook, Chicago, and not just because of the change in appearance around their eyes. The tightening of the skin achieved through eyelid surgery can make the whole face look fresher and more youthful, eliminating many of the common signs of aging.

There are different types of procedures that can be undertaken, depending on what extent the patient wants the appearance of their eyelids to be improved. A trained physician in Chicago can flatten the hollowed areas around the eyelid, reposition the eyelid area, or remove any fat that may be negatively affecting your appearance.

Who Can Benefit from Blepharoplasty?

Concern over the aging signs around your eyes is not uncommon, and many people want to find a way to revitalize their appearance, make their skin tighter, and look and feel younger. If you have sagging eyelids, excess skin around your eyes, puffy bags under your eyes, or dark circles underneath your eye, then Blepharoplasty could be the right surgical procedure for you. Blepharoplasty could also help if your vision is being partially impaired by sagging skin, tightening the area so that you can get a full range of vision back.

Most adults can qualify for eyelid surgery, with the treatment being very popular in patients between the age of 30, where the skin begins to loosen, and sagging can occur, and those at around 60 years of age, when the skin around the eyes can be very lose. As long as you are healthy and have no existing conditions that could cause adverse effects during Blepharoplasty, then you should be able to qualify.

Before any procedures are undertaken, your expert plastic surgeon in Oakbrook will ensure that you have a full consultation, where existing conditions and eligibility for Blepharoplasty will be discussed. Here, you can get a full understanding of the procedure, and decide whether it’s the right option to help you.


What Is the Procedure for Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is one of the quickest and least intensive forms of plastic surgery, allowing the patient to undertake surgery and return home in a very quick period of time. Depending on whether you have chosen to have upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both, the procedure will be slightly different. There are four main steps to each procedure; anesthetic, incision, removal or adjustment, and closure of the incision.

Step One: The procedure will start with the use of a general or local anesthetic, depending on the needs of the patient and which anesthesia your Chicago surgeon believes is right in the situation.

Step Two: The second step of the procedure is to make an incision; for lower eyelid surgery this will either be inside the eyelid or beneath the lashes, while for upper eyelid surgery this will be on the eye crease.

Step Three: This is where the excess muscle, fat, and skin is either adjusted or completely removed to retighten the skin on top or beneath the eyes.

Step Four: The final step of the procedure is to close the incision and support the eye if it is required.

The whole procedure can take less than two hours to complete at a Blepharoplasty clinic in Oakbrook, Illinois. Depending on how extensive the surgery is, and the needs of the patient, it may only take an hour from the first stage to the last.

What Do I Need to Know About Recovery from Blepharoplasty?

After the procedure, it is likely that the area around your eyes will be slightly swollen and bruised. You may also experience irritation and sensitivity around the eyes, or numbness around the area that was operated on. Your specialist Blepharoplasty surgeon in Oakbrook will advise you on the best tips for a safe and healthy recovery. Some of the common suggestions and advise after eyelid surgery, include:

  • Using an ice pack regularly in the days following the surgery.
  • Take approved pain medication if it is required.
  • Protect your eyes, and the area around the eyes, by wearing sunglasses if it is too hot or windy outside.
  • Use the right eye drops to stop your eyes becoming dry.
  • Alleviate swelling by resting and keeping your head raised.
  • Keep activate without overexerting yourself, such as light walking.

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How Long Does It Take to Recovery from Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Recovery after eyelid surgery in Chicago is not as intensive or long as many people believe. A lot of the recovery involves waiting for the initial bruising, and any swelling, to subside; which are common symptoms that follow a standard Blepharoplasty procedure. It is also important to take care of yourself, rest, and not disturb the area where you had surgery during the recovery process to ensure that the procedure remains as effective as possible.

The worst of the symptoms can alleviate after the first 2 days, and by the end of the first week, you may be able to resume your normal routine without worry. After the first two weeks, the area around your eyes should have almost completely healed, and there will be little sign of the initial bruising or swelling remaining.

The healing timeframe can vary on a patient to patient basis, as everyone heals at a different rate. You may feel much better a few days after the surgery, or it could take a little longer. More extensive surgery may also involve a prolonged recovery time, with the side-effects likely to be slightly more severe.

Are There Any Complications or Risks with Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Surgery always comes with potential risks and complications, but anything above the expected side-effects of eyelid surgery, primarily bruising and swelling, is very rare.

If you experience any heightened symptoms, or you believe something is not right after your surgery, it’s important to contact your Chicago plastic surgeon immediately. Some of the potential complications and risks of eyelid surgery, include:

  • Scarring (which normally fades over time)
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Infection
  • Eye Misalignment
  • Eyelid Drooping
  • Blood Underneath the Skin (which often heals in a few weeks)
  • Difficultly Seeing, or Unclear Vision
  • Blood Clots

Your Blepharoplasty plastic surgeon in Illinois will make sure that you have a full understanding of the risks and complications involved before any surgery is performed.

What Makes the Kovak Cosmetic Center the Best Place to Go for Blepharoplasty?

At the Kovak Cosmetic Center in Chicago, we understand just what a big decision it is to even consider cosmetic treatment, and especially eyelid lift surgery. Living with bags under your eyes, crow’s feet, and excessive wrinkles can mean that you feel less confident about your appearance, making you look older than you feel. Our team at the Kovak Cosmetic Center are dedicated to helping our customers regain their self-esteem and start feeling happier and more comfortable with their appearance.

Trained and Experienced Plastic Surgeons

What makes the Kovak Cosmetic Center a premier destination for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments is not just our extensive expertise and knowledge in the area of skin care, but also our friendly and committed approach to providing the best care in Illinois. Our highly trained and extensively qualified physicians and plastic surgeons are recognized nationally for their expertise in cosmetic treatments, which is reflected in the vast range of specialist services that we offer at the Kovak Cosmetic Center.

Fully Equipped Facilities for High-Quality Treatment

While we regularly invest in the latest and most advanced cosmetic practice treatment and equipment, the Kovak Cosmetic Center retains is family-centric approach to providing care and support in Chicago. With the right environment and a team that truly values the delivery of expertise in every area, including ongoing customer care, we can consistently deliver excellence in all areas of cosmetic treatments.

If you’re tired of suffering from aging around your eyes, and want to revitalize the area and achieve a smooth, more youthful appearance, please contact our team at the Kovak Cosmetic Center to arrange your initial consultation with our cosmetic experts.

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