For many, the eyes are one of the most important features on the body. After all, in both personal and professional situations, the eyes have the potential to make or break a first impression. So, if you feel that your eyes are not as large as you would like and that the size of your eyes could be negatively impacting your experiences, plastic surgery can help.
Consider Eyelid Surgery
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a procedure that makes the eyes appear more energized, youthful and bright. If you have drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes, your eyes will appear smaller and less impressive. That is why blepharoplasty is a successful choice, as it reduces the sagging skin and fat that could be distracting from the natural beauty of your eyes.
How Will Eyelid Surgery Help?
During a blepharoplasty procedure, you will be under twilight anesthesia. For upper eyelid surgery, the incision will be made in the crease of the upper eyelid. Your surgeon will remove excess skin and the fatty bulge in the interior corner of the eye. For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made under the eyelashes in the first crease to address the fatty pockets there. Removing the excess skin and fat will restore your eyes to their younger, larger appearance, and you will look more awake and refreshed. If you have both upper and lower eyelid surgery, you can expect the entire procedure to take thirty minutes to an hour.
When Will My Eyes Start Looking Bigger?
After your surgery, you will have a temporary bandage on the eyelids. You can also expect some mild bruising and swelling, which will resolve completely in two to four weeks. After seven days, your stitches will be removed. However, we recommend our patients wait seven to 10 days before returning to work.
Once the swelling has subsided, you will be able to enjoy the bigger look of your eyes. If during your recovery, you experience tightness or soreness in the eyelids, pain medication can be prescribed. Once you are fully healed, you can expect your results to last for many years, with some patients enjoying their new eyes for 10-15 years. Take a look at our before and after photos to see what you can expect.
Let Us Help You Get the Eyes of Your Dreams
At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we are proud to help our patients achieve the bigger, more youthful eyes that they desire. Led by Dr. J. Phillip Garcia, North Florida’s Face Expert since 2001, our team is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding eyelid surgery. The best way to determine how plastic surgery can make your eyes bigger is to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Jacksonville/Town Center, Julington Creek, Fleming Island, Avondale and Palm Coast. When you are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us – we look forward to working with you.