Eyelid Rejuvenation Archives - Dr Flora Levin

Eyelid Rejuvenation Recovery Tips You Can Easily Follow

Eyelid rejuvenation procedures are widely popular today. While some patients achieve their desired outcome using injectables and others may undergo a series of microneedling treatments like Morpheus8,  there are good reasons to consider the benefits of blepharoplasty over nonsurgical modalities. Seeing that the prospect of recovery is one of the factors that may create apprehension for many patients, we are offering a few simple expectations and tips here.

Preparation is Everything

You wouldn’t go into a big meeting without first becoming familiar with the topic at hand. You wouldn’t approach a special event like a wedding without spending some time finding the perfect outfit and perfect gift. Eyelid  surgery is no different than either of these situations. The more prepared you are before surgery, the more easily you can breeze through recovery.

  • Arrange 1 week off work and domestic obligations for upper eyelid surgery, 1-2 weeks for lower eyelids, and 2 weeks if upper and lower eyelids are being addressed. This can be a bigger challenge than people imagine. When you’re used to holding down the fort, allowing someone else to take the reins can feel like cheating in some way. Patients who are prepared for their emotions about taking time off fair much better than those who aren’t.
  • Read through pre and post-op instructions before surgery so you know what to do well in advance of having to do it. Patients should fill prescriptions ahead of time and obtain necessary supplies such as gauze pads or ice packs to use cold compresses on swollen tissue. An extra pillow or two may also be needed to support an elevated sleeping position.
  • Get some new accessories. A wide-brimmed hat and some large dark sunglasses are wonderful accessories to have after blepharoplasty because you will need to avoid sun exposure for some time (the longer, the better). Sunscreen should also be worn daily.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. The fact is, most people don’t do well in the waiting game. This can be especially true after surgery like blepharoplasty. We understand! You’ve seen your tired-looking eyes in the mirror every day for who knows how long. Now that you’ve made the commitment to resolve your concerns, you want to see results. Rest assured, they will come. A little patience is needed for a couple of weeks, but then the reward is yours to enjoy for many years.

Patients of our Westport, CT office have options for eyelid rejuvenation. To explore yours, call (203) 557-6464.

Makeup Tips For Sensitive Eyes | Westport, CT

Tips for Sensitive Eyes

Do you have sensitive eyes that get easily irritated or tear and make your makeup run? Here are some tips that may help.

1. Pick hypoallergenic eye makeup without fragrances or irritating chemicals (ethylene brassylate, denatured or SD alcohol and parabens).

I like eyeliner, waterproof mascara and eyeshadows from these brands:

  • Origins
  • Beauty Counter
  • La Roche-Posay
  • Dr. Hauschka

2. Creamy eyeshadows may work better than powder ones as they don’t flake

3. Avoid lining the eyelids inside the lash line with eyeliner

4. Fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions may be further irritating to the eyes

5. Wash makeup brushes once a month

6. Throw away mascaras and eyeliners 4-6 months after opening

7. Use anti-allergy drops or an oral anti-histamine if wearing heavy eye makeup for a special occasion

8. Consult your ophthalmologist or eye care provider if your eyes are constantly red and irritated for diagnosis & treatment

Questions? Contact our Westport office today to learn more about sensitive eyes.

Should You Have Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

EYELID REJUVENATION Westport, CTEyelid surgery is commonly performed to improve the overall appearance of the face. The way that eyelid rejuvenation surgery, or blepharoplasty, achieves this is by removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper or lower eyelids. The outpatient procedure can usually be performed with light sedation and a local anesthetic to numb the nerves in the eye area, even if both upper and lower lids are being treated.

If your eyes are making you look tired or angry, or if sagging tissue is affecting your vision, you may be wondering if blepharoplasty is right for you. Here, we point out a few of the common frustrations that can be improved with cosmetic eyelid surgery. You may be an excellent candidate for blepharoplasty if you have:

  • Dark circles or puffiness under your eyes
  • Creases or folds on the lower eyelids
  • No crease left on the upper lid due to sagging tissue
  • Good general health
  • Realistic expectations of what blepharoplasty can achieve

Blepharoplasty is a safe and efficient procedure that is performed routinely. However, it is not right for everyone. Good health is necessary to facilitate adequate healing. Smokers are not good candidates for surgical procedures because the chemicals that transfer from cigarettes into the body inhibit healing processes. People with existing eye disease, such as glaucoma, or eye infection, may also not be good candidates for blepharoplasty. A thorough consultation and examination are conducted to determine the extent of improvement that may be attained based on individual needs and expectations.

Who Will Perform Your Blepharoplasty? It matters!

Because so many people are seeking eyelid rejuvenation, doctors and device manufacturers are working hard to meet demands. This means that cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and even some general physicians and dermatologists are learning how to perform blepharoplasty. Device manufacturers are continually developing laser and light platforms that seek to tighten skin without surgery. Having more options doesn’t make it easier for you to decide that you should have your eyes treated. We want to help.

Dr. Levin is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Her in-depth training enables her to adjust the eyelids without altering the natural appearance of the eyes. Whether the focus is the upper or lower lids, or both, the objective is to create a noticeable, yet discreet transformation.

We are proud to serve patients from the Westport, CT area with professional, friendly care. Learn more about eyelid rejuvenation surgery at (203) 557-6464.