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Eye Lifts – Jacksonville Blepharoplasty

Think you need eye lifts Jacksonville? Consider a blepharoplasty consultation. Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery of the eyelids and is sometimes referred to as an eye lift. Excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from around the eyes and lids.

Why Perform a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is done to improve both appearance and visual capability. Excessive overhanging tissue in the upper eyelid area can block the upper field of vision. Even if your vision is not affected, the blepharoplasty procedure can eliminate the saggy, tired look around the eyes. As a part of the aging process, connective tissue and skin around the eyes begin to relax. The normally firm fat pads also push forward, causing bulges or “bags” around the eyes.

When is a Blepharoplasty Necessary?
Aside from appearance and vision, excess tissue can also cause discomfort. The weight of excess tissue may cause fatigue and pain in the brow area. Sometimes, lashes will turn inward and irritate the eye. Foreign body sensation and headaches can also occur.

Your Consultation?
For your initial consultation, Dr. Nicolitz or Dr. Kulak will discuss with you the particulars of your condition, your expectations, and the details of your treatment. You will have the opportunity to see before and after photos of other patients, and will have photographs taken of the face for documentation of your results.

What is the Procedure?
The doctor needs to determine how much skin and fatty tissue needs to be removed. The upper and lower incision lines are made along the natural folds of the skin to insure that they will be well hidden during and after the healing process. After the excess skin and fat have been removed, the incisions are closed with sutures or tissue adhesive. This is performed on an outpatient basis with a CO2 laser. The patient is given local anesthesia or IV sedation.

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What Are the Results?
Swelling and bruising may last up to several days, while tearing and blurry vision may also be experienced following the procedure. The incision lines may appear as red marks, but they will fade over time. The scars will become virtually unnoticeable. Rare complications that are sometimes experienced are hemorrhaging, infection, and blindness.

Although the results of such a surgery are generally successful, the outcome is dependent on many factors. These include the extent of reconstructive work done, the healing process and the health of the patient’s skin. The benefits and possible complications should be discussed with your doctor prior to surgery.