As far as the aging process goes, the eyes tend to be one of the main areas of concern for men and women. Crow’s feet, drooping eyelids, and a general tired look tend to be the typical complaints. The biggest reason skin around the eyes tend to age so rapidly, is due to a loss of elasticity in the face. Smoking, chronic exposure to sunlight and certain lifestyle habits can also contribute to the aging process. This leaves many people feeling self-conscious when it comes to their looks. If you are dealing with signs of aging around the eyes and are looking for a way to fix the situation, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Dr. Schneider specializes in eyelid surgery at Artisan Plastic Surgery in Joliet and will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss the best procedure that meets your specific needs.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can dramatically change your appearance by giving you a youthful and natural look. Individuals that are good candidates for this procedure may have chronic dark circles, sagging skin in the upper area of the eye, or are individuals with a general tired-looking appearance underneath the eyes. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin, tighten up the eye area, and completely rejuvenate your appearance giving you a more youthful look.
The Eyelid Surgery Process
The eyelid surgery process consists of removing the excess skin around the upper eyelid or removing and reshaping the excess skin underneath the eye. With both procedures, the remaining skin will be tight and smoothed out. This gives the patient a fresh youthful appearance. The process usually takes between 1 and 2 hours.
The Recovery Process
Eyelid surgery in Joliet is performed on an outpatient basis, but there are certain aftercare precautions that each patient must follow. There will be slight swelling and light bruising within the first few days after the procedure. Dr. Schneider will advise you on how to use cold compresses in order for the swelling to go down. You will also want to minimize eye strain as much as possible. This means you should spend minimal time in front of the computer, television and any other eye straining activity such as reading. Once the surgery has completely healed, you will be amazed with the results.
Contact Dr. Schneider for a Consultation
If you feel that you are a good candidate for upper or lower eyelid surgery, contact Dr. Schneider’s office in Joliet to set up a consultation today. She will conduct an exam and advise you on the best procedure to meet your particular needs.