Open up Your Eyes With Blepharoplasty

They say the eyes are the window to the soul — and there’s something to that. You can often tell when someone’s worn out or sad just by glancing at their eyes. And you can certainly tell that the years have taken their toll when someone has droopy eyelids or puffy skin around their eyes. 

That’s why Linda Swanson, MD, offers blepharoplasty at our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California. With this procedure, Dr. Swanson can turn back the clock, making your eyes look more open by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle, and reducing puffiness. 

Is blepharoplasty right for you? Let’s take a look at what Dr. Swanson can accomplish with this procedure. 

How blepharoplasty works

This procedure doesn’t change the shape of your eyes. Rather, it targets the excess skin, fat, and muscle that often develop around the eyes over the years. It’s specifically designed to address drooping in the upper eyelids and puffiness in the lower ones.

These changes can take a toll in two ways. First, they can make you look tired all the time and age you. Secondly, these physical changes can reduce your field of vision, making it harder to navigate throughout your day. 

With blepharoplasty, Dr. Swanson can:

Because this procedure can deliver so many results, it’s no surprise it ranked as the third most common cosmetic surgery for women and second most common for men in 2019

Whether the changes in your eyes are affecting the way you look, your ability to see, or both, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Swanson about this surgical option. 

What to expect after blepharoplasty

Because blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure, many of our patients worry about the downtime and scarring. Since your eyes are both a highly visible and highly necessary part of your body, Dr. Swanson understands the importance of minimizing post-op discomfort and scarring.

You may experience some swelling, bruising, or blurred vision immediately after your procedure. You should see these changes start to fade within a few days, and most people return to work within a week to 10 days. To ease any eye strain you’re experiencing, try to minimize your time watching screens. 

Within two weeks, you’ll be able to get back to all of your usual activities, including exercising. Within just a few months, any scars from your surgery should be nearly invisible too. 

Don’t lose your vision or your youthful appearance. To learn more about what blepharoplasty can do for you, call our office nearest you or book your consultation online today. 

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