Blepharoplasty in Augusta, GA
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that rejuvenates the eyes and upper face by eliminating unsightly sagging skin from around the eye region. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, blepharoplasty is performed with excellence for patients in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What is the goal of Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, rejuvenates the eye region by eliminating sagging folds of skin from the upper and lower eyelids and tightening the muscle and skin around the eyes.
How can Blepharoplasty make me look younger?
Blepharoplasty trims away sagging skin that hangs from the upper and lower eyelids, as well as fatty deposits that accumulate beneath the eyes, refreshing the upper face and producing a more toned and youthful appearance.
Will Blepharoplasty improve my eyesight?
Many patients complain of excess skin that hangs from the upper eyelid and obstructs vision. In these cases, eyelid surgery may actually improve the patient’s ability to see clearly. Eyelid surgery has no known negative impact on vision.
Will Blepharoplasty eliminate lines and wrinkles around the eyes?
Blepharoplasty eliminates sagging skin folds but does not erase lines and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, such as crow’s feet. Dr. Austin may recommend that you combine eyelid surgery with another procedure or dermal filler treatment to eliminate those lines and wrinkles. In many cases, eyelid surgery may be combined with a brow lift to enhance the entire upper face.
Will Blepharoplasty eliminate dark circles underneath my eyes?
Blepharoplasty may effectively eliminate dark circles under the eyes if those dark circles are caused by excess skin folds or fatty deposits accumulated under the eyes. If other issues such as hyperpigmentation are causing the problem, blepharoplasty may not be the most suitable treatment, and you may be able to address the issue non-surgically through laser skin resurfacing or other treatments.
What can I expect during a Blepharoplasty procedure?
Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia through tiny incisions in the corners of the eyes. Through these incisions, Dr. Austin precisely and gently tightens sagging skin and muscle tissue then trims away excess skin, producing a refreshed and youthful facial contour.
What can I expect during recovery after Blepharoplasty?
Plan ahead for your blepharoplasty procedure and be sure to ask someone to drive you home after surgery and provide basic home care for several days while you rest and recover. Normal reactions following surgery include blurred vision, tightness or numbing around the eyes, and possible bruising and swelling immediately after the procedure, but these symptoms subside naturally within a few days. We recommend that you give yourself a week of complete rest, after which your stitches will be removed. After two weeks, you can gradually resume non-strenuous activities, and at this time you may resume wearing contact lenses. Dr. Austin will provide precise post-operative instructions, and we urge you to follow them closely. Wearing sunglasses and using sunblock on the skin around the eyes will help to protect the eye area from extreme exposure to sunlight, and this is an important precaution you must take following your surgery.
Sagging skin in the eyes can make you look old and worn. Consider a rejuvenating eyelid surgery to restore a more youthful and alert facial expression. Dr. Troy Austin, a respected board-certified plastic surgeon at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, regularly performs blepharoplasty surgery with outstanding results for patients in Augusta, Evans, and Columbia County, as well as nearby areas in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!