Blepharoplasty in Springfield, MO
Your eyes are a reflection of your spirit, but when you’re struggling with under-eye bags or upper eyelid concerns like dropping lids, it’s easy to want to keep them closed. As we age, the eyelids stretch and the muscle supporting them begins to weaken, causing excess skin and fat to gather above and below your eyelids. With the help of Bentley Skincare & Wellness’s Blepharoplasty, you’ll be looking full-speed ahead with confidence in no time.
How the Surgery Works
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that effectively removes that excess lid and under-eye tissue to contour the skin around the eyes. The overall goal is not to alter the appearance of your face, but to rejuvenate it and restore a more youthful appearance. With the expertise of our resident surgeon, Dr. Delport, you’ll receive professional care from consultation to after-care checkups.
Dr. Delport is the only fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon in the Springfield area. He will conduct a consultation to evaluate your eye shape and the amount of drooping you’re currently experiencing. Once you’ve discussed your wants and needs for the surgery, a customized plan will be set in place and you’ll be on the road to fuller, youthful eyes. Taking anywhere from one to two hours, Blepharoplasty involves a small incision on the eyelid to remove fat deposits. This small procedure can assist in firming the lower lids, erasing bags under the eyes, and restoring natural lineation to the upper eyelid.
Whether you’re experiencing heavy bags under your eyes, excess skin blocking your peripheral vision (ptosis), or drooping upper eyelids, Blepharoplasty can leave you with brighter looking eyes and improved vision.
Frequently Asked Questions
The recovery period is based on each patient, but typically takes a week or two to heal before returning to work. It can take four to six weeks for your tissues to heal completely.
You’ll be instructed to avoid reading, computer work, or binge-watching your favorite series—any activity that puts too much strain on your eyes. Additionally, your eyes will be sensitive to the light and wind, so wearing sunglasses outdoors is a must.
Your eyes will be noticeably different immediately following the procedure, and bruising or swelling will lessen after a few days of rest. Just as each patient heals differently, results may start to become more noticeable over time.
No, your vision will not be blurry or strained, and eye patches and bandages will not be required. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is the light sensitivity you’ll experience over the course of a few weeks.
Blepharoplasty results can last for years, even decades in some cases. The excess skin that’s removed during surgery will not grow back. Those that have this treatment done early in life may need an additional surgery as they age, but the results can be easily maintained with a daily skincare routine and healthy habits.
Enjoy Beautifully Brighter Eyes at Bentley Skincare & Wellness
It’s time to stop seeing the world through tired and aged eyes, and instead, gain a clearer perspective of the world around you with Blepharoplasty. If you find yourself self-conscious about drooping eyelids and sagging skin, the professionals at Bentley Skincare & Wellness can help. With our oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Delport, we’ll have the light in your eyes shining brightly in no time. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.