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3 Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery to Rejuvenate Your Appearance

3 Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery to Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Eyelid surgery is the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Only rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is more popular. 

Why do so many people choose eyelid surgery every year? The answer is simple: It can dramatically improve the way you look.

Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, and the team at Advanced Eye Center are top-rated providers of eyelid surgery. They use advanced techniques for the most natural-looking results. If you’re wondering whether eyelid surgery is a good choice for you, here are three important benefits you should consider.

1. You’ll lose that tired, worn-out look

Eyelids play a surprisingly big role in your appearance. Even a little sagging or drooping — in the lower lids or upper lids — can make you look fatigued, worn down, and perpetually sleepy.

Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat while repositioning your lids so your eyes look wider awake, alert, and yes, more youthful. Each surgery is customized, so you can feel confident that the correction Dr. Belalcazar makes will be optimized for your aesthetic goals.

Eyelid surgery can also correct under-eye bags, which are usually caused by fatty tissue, loose skin, or both.

2. It’s minimally invasive

Eyelid surgery uses very tiny incisions, which cause very little bleeding. Furthermore, special surgical techniques enable Dr. Belalcazar to hide incisions in your lash line, in the crease of your upper lid, or on the inside of your lower lid, so any tiny scars that form won’t be visible. 

Surgery for just the uppers or lowers takes about an hour. If you’re having both upper and lower lids treated, you can expect the procedure to take about twice as long.

3. Recovery is quick

After your surgery, it’s common to have some minor bruising and swelling. But, unlike facelift surgery, which can take months for complete healing, the aftereffects of eyelid surgery usually go away within a few weeks. 

Aftercare is simple, too. Dr. Belalcazar provides complete instructions before you leave the office, but in general, you can expect to use some ointment to prevent infections and speed healing, along with eye drops to address any temporary dry eye symptoms you might have.

Discomfort should be minimal and easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Gentle application of a cool compress can help, too.

More than cosmetics

Eyelid surgery can dramatically improve your appearance, but aesthetics aren’t the only benefit this surgery offers. If you have droopy upper lids that obstruct your vision or sagging lower lids that increase your risk of dry eyes and infections, eyelid surgery can fix those problems, too.

In addition to eyelid surgery, Dr. Belalcazar also offers nonsurgical Plexr treatment, a state-of-the-art system that uses plasma energy to tighten skin without incisions. During your consultation, he can determine which approach would better help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about eyelid treatments at Advanced Eye Center, call 305-874-0115 or book an appointment online with Dr. Belalcazar today.

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