More about Eyelid Surgery
During Your Consultation
During your eye lid surgery consultation, Dr. Davis will examine your eyes, eyelids, and your face. It is important to discuss any prior eye or eyelid surgery as well as contact lens usage or any issues with dry eyes. Dr. Davis will discuss your concerns and your ideal outcomes for your eyelid surgery. Depending on your goals, he may suggest combining your eyelid surgery with a facelift or brow lift, and possibly even fat grafting and laser resurfacing, to achieve more harmonious results.
For the upper eyelids, the incision is placed in the natural lid crease and is used to remove the excess skin and fat. On the lower eye lid, the incision is placed just below the eyelashes and is used to remove excess skin and the puffy “bags” of fat. The muscle can then be tightened and create a smoother transition from the lower lid to the cheek.
After your eye lid surgery, you will have tape on the sides of your eyes supporting the sutures and eyelids. You will return to the office the next day to have the head wrap removed. We will continue to check on you as you recover and are of course here and available any day if you have any questions or concerns.
You will need to apply a cool compress to you eyes frequently for the first 2 days to reduce swelling and bruising. Ointment at night will help keep your eyes from becoming too dry. The sutures will be removed at 1 week and that first week you’ll be a bit bruised and swollen but will be feeling very good at the end of the week. Bruising can last a few weeks but can be easily covered with make up around 2 weeks. You can begin strenuous exercise and rigorous activity at 8 weeks.
EYELID SURGERY QUICK FACTS
WHAT IT DOES
Removes the excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids and gets rid of the bags under the eyes.
Q&A WITH DR. DAVIS
Dr. Davis believes that every patient is unique, and he uses a personalized, individual approach for each consultation and surgery. With his caring commitment to each one of his patients, he is dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, natural results.
- Dr. Davis is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
- His medical training and artistic eye blends art and medicine and science to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
- From the initial consultation to the last postoperative visit, Dr. Davis and his staff are committed to making every patient feel comfortable, cared for, and listened to.
Dr. Davis believes that every patient is unique. With his caring commitment to each patient, he is dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, natural results.