Your eyes are one of the first features others notice about you. But unfortunately, they are also one of the first to show age. Over time, the delicate skin around the eyes loses its once firm and elastic quality, causing it to droop. The muscle tissue loses its tone while noticeable creases and wrinkles form. The result is an undesirable one: a tired and older-looking appearance.
If you long for the days of youthful and vibrant eyes, Mr Miles Banwell, founder of Attune Clinic, can help. Known for his surgical expertise and talent, Mr Banwell has performed upper and lower eyelid surgery on numerous patients who wish to correct the signs of aging on the eyelids and restore a pleasant and youthful eye appearance. During your consultation, we will share before and after photos of other patients whom have had similar procedures.
Can I Benefit from Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery if you:
- Have excess, saggy skin on the upper eyelids
- Cannot see properly due to hanging skin on the upper eyelids
- Have puffiness on the eyelids due to fatty deposits
- Have dark circles (“bags”) under the lower eyelids
- Have wrinkles and fine lines on the lower eyelids
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations about eyelid surgery
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. Because eyelid surgery is a highly personalized treatment, the details of the procedure vary from patient to patient. The eyelids do not exist in isolation, and so it is important to evaluate their position and appearance in relation to the brow position and cheek volume. For this reason, Mr Banwell may recommend combining eyelid surgery with another procedure such as facelift, microfat grafting or soft dermal fillers to achieve more comprehensive results. When creating your unique treatment plan, Mr Banwell will pay close attention to your specific anatomical and aesthetic needs and goals.
During upper eyelid surgery, Mr Banwell creates an incision on the natural crease line on the eyelid. Loose muscle is tightened while the excess skin is removed to achieve a firmer yet natural-looking appearance. When finished, Mr Banwell will close the incisions using sutures.
During lower eyelid surgery, Mr Banwell creates an incision just below the lower lash line. He then tightens muscle, repositions fat and excises loose skin. Lower eyelid surgery often utilizes microfat grafting techniques to restore volume in the periorbital region that has been lost over time. During microfat grafting, fat is harvested and then precisely placed into the lower eyelid area using a tiny syringe. Microfat grafting only uses tiny droplets of fat to ensure precise placement and volume restoration. The net result achieves a smoother and more pleasant eye appearance.
What Happens During Recovery?
The initial recovery period for eyelid surgery typically takes one week. During this time, you should take time off from work and your normal routine. You will need to rest with your head elevated as much as possible. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided. Mild symptoms include bruising, swelling and soreness, which can be managed with oral pain medication or a cold compress. These symptoms should greatly improve after one to two weeks after surgery.
To learn more about how eyelid surgery can help you restore a well-rested and beautiful eye appearance, schedule a personal consultation with Mr Banwell. Please contact Attune Clinic today.