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*Charleston Residents Ask: Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Charleston, SCOur eyes are the windows to our souls and are often one of the first things people notice upon meeting us. If the appearance of your eyes is making you look fatigued, upset, angry, or perhaps just older than you feel, you’ve got options in the Summerville area Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a great option for anyone who wants to rejuvenate the appearance of their upper and/or lower eyelids.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

You might be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your upper and/or lower eyelids:

  • Bulging pockets of fat or fluid
  • Sagging or drooping skin
  • Apparent lines and wrinkles
  • Dark circles
  • Protruding bags

Although eyelid surgery is known to be a cosmetic procedure, there can be more to it. If you experience eyelid sagging that obstructs your visibility, the procedure could be covered by your insurance, as it justifies a medical need.

What Can I Expect?

The procedure takes one to three hours to complete, depending on the scope of the work. Eyelid surgery can be done under local or IV sedation. Speak with your plastic surgeon to determine which option is best for you.

After surgery, your eyes will feel swollen and tender. It would be wise to avoid driving or excess sun exposure. Every patient is different, and some experience very little discomfort. It may be a week until you feel comfortable returning to work.

Full recovery takes about a month or longer, though the initial results will be apparent before then. Scarring is minimal, if it exists at all, and it is easily camouflaged by the natural folds of your eyelids.

Contact Us Today

To find out if eyelid surgery is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.