Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, by Corpus Christi surgeon Dr. Max Gouverne is a versatile procedure that offers a major payoff for patients who wish to restore youthful elegance to this targeted part of the face. Due to their delicate skin and muscle structures, the eyelids are often the first features to show signs of aging, making even the most energetic individual look sad or tired. In addition to lines and wrinkles, blepharoplasty can also improve the look of other common complaints, including fatty under-eye bags and heavy, hooded eyelids that may be age-related or genetic. The surgery can also resolve vision problems related to excess skin around the eyes.
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Due to their delicate skin and muscle structures, the eyelids are often the first features to show signs of aging, making even the most energetic individual look sad or tired.
Dr. Gouverne believes that the consultation is one of the most important parts of the surgical process. This private, unhurried appointment is a great time to candidly discuss your desired results with Dr. Gouverne, working together to develop a plan that fits your goals, lifestyle, and budget. Eyelid surgery is often paired with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as brow lift.
During your consultation, Dr. Gouverne asks you many questions about your medical history and desired surgical outcome. He also examines your eyelids in order to evaluate your skin quality, the amount and type of underlying tissue, and your bone and muscle structure. He gives you a detailed overview of how you can prepare for your surgery and what you can expect during the recuperation period. Don't hesitate to ask questions and share your concerns with Dr. Gouverne — your consultation is the perfect opportunity.
In Corpus Christi, upper eyelid surgery involves an incision in the natural skin fold above the eye where it is well hidden. During lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid where it will be invisible following treatment. Dr. Gouverne removes excess skin and fat deposits as necessary, creating improved definition beneath the eyebrow and around the eye.
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Dr. Gouverne performs eyelid surgery at his Corpus Christi office as an outpatient procedure. Although you may return home after a brief period of observation, a friend or family member will need to help you with transportation.
Patient experiences vary after eyelid surgery. Following the procedure, the eyelids tend to be swollen and bruised for a few days. For most patients, a simple ice pack or cold compress can greatly alleviate these symptoms. For at least 1 week, patients should avoid products such as lotions, sunscreen, moisturizing creams, and makeup. These may irritate the eyes. The eyelids may be sensitive to light, wind, and dust for a few weeks. The use of moisturizing eye drops and sunglasses will help alleviate this sensitivity. Although recovery from eyelid surgery is not overly uncomfortable or involved, most patients take between 5 and 7 days off work to allow bruising to dissipate. To learn more about how to care for yourself after your eyelid surgery, check out our postoperative guide.
In most cases, hooded eyelids tend to occur with age, and individuals who have their eyelids reshaped are typically between 35 and 50 years old. With good postoperative care, the results of blepharoplasty can last for many years and may be periodically "touched up" with non-surgical treatments.