Your Enhanced Look
Our Blepharoplasty patients are thrilled to regain a firm, wrinkle reduced look and many enjoy enhanced self confidence as well. Imagine being free from the tired look or puffiness and regaining your youthful face. Visit Hart Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgical Institute of St. Louis to learn more about how a Blepharoplasty can improve your appearance, comfort, and self image.
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As we age, excess skin forms in the eye area, and the skin loses elasticity. Fatty tissue can accumulate under the skin. Your eyes will "look older" because these aging processes leave the eyes appearing tired, wrinkled or puffy. Even with good skincare and eye care, wrinkles, puffiness and drooping eyelids will catch up to you. Genetic factors and body chemistry can cause these aging effects in younger people. Plastic surgery may restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Dr. Hart will make small incisions along the line creases of the upper eyelid and possibly along the outer lower rim of the eye's skin. This results in a hidden incision that will leave you with a "scarless" result. When removing fatty tissue, but not skin, Dr. Hart may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty with an incision inside the lower rim of the eye's skin. These incisions often reach the outer corners of theeyes. Dr. Hart then divides the fatty tissue and muscle from the skin so that excess skin, fat or muscle can be removed.
Blepharoplasty is often performed under local anesthesia — while you are sedated, numbed and awake — in an outpatient surgery center, surgeon's office or hospital. General anesthesia (meaning, while you are asleep) may be used. Be sure to discuss the appropriate type of anesthesia with Dr. Hart and the anesthesia provider.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, time in surgery may be up to three hours. Patients return home typically within hours of the surgery.
After Blepharoplasty Surgery
Your eyes will likely be lubricated and covered with bandages after surgery. Oral medications will help with pain and discomfort. Report any unmanageable pain to Dr. Hart immediately. Dr. Hart will also prescribe an antibiotic to prevent infection.
You will receive a list of instructions to follow for several days, including:
- the proper way to clean your eyes
- use of cold compresses
- use of lubricating eye drops
- head elevation
- no makeup
- no alcohol
- no television
- no contact lenses
Stitches are removed about a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling will continue to decrease after stitches are removed. Sunglasses and protective sun block are required for several weeks.
Normal activities can resume after about 10 days, though strenuous activities such as lifting, bending and exercise can resume after about three weeks.
Volumizing Under-eye Enhancement Procedure
There are many trends in cosmetic surgery , but none more significant than the use of dermal fillers to soften wrinkles, fill deep lines, and make lips look full and fresh.
Dr. William G. Hart, Jr. of Hart Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute works hard to stay on the cutting edge of advanced techniques in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Over the last several years a few world renowned facial plastic surgeons have developed and perfected several non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation including the "VUE" Volumizing Under-eye Enhancement and the "NSFL" Non-Surgical Face Lift .
These new non-surgical treatments are popular for several reasons as people continue to look for low-down time procedures that offer immediate results. The treatments are non-surgical, affordable and can even be scheduled during your lunchtime break!
The hottest new application for facial fillers is a procedure called "VUE" or "Volumizing Under-eye Enhancement". The treatment restores youthfulness to the eyes with use of a dermal filler (usually Restylane) to volumize and support this under eyelid area alleviating the hollow, tired appearance caused by dark circles and crêpe-y skin of the lower eyelids. Often, dark circles are the result of fat bulging in the lower eyelid that is exaggerated by loss of volume that creates a hollow area called the "tear trough" . By placing the dermal filler, into this "tear-trough" , there is less shadow and therefore improvement in dark circles, making you look more youthful and rested.
The Under Eyelid Enhancement area is uniquely classified and should only be treated by a board certified facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon experienced in advanced techniques of injectable fillers.
Benefits of the " VUE ", V olumizing U nder-eye E nhancement treatment are numerous:
Are you constantly looking for the perfect concealer for your dark circles? Do you have a "sunken in" fatigued look in the undereye area? Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars on creams and cover-ups that just don't work? Dr. Hart can help!
Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation for the "VUE", Volumizing Under-eye Enhancement!