Reduce Puffy Eyes with Eyelid Surgery
Our eyes are often considered our most important physical feature. Consequently, as we age, puffy eyes can leave us looking older than we feel. Patients who wish to regain youthful-looking eyes may benefit from lower eyelid surgery with Dr. John Zavell. A standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Zavell has successfully performed the procedure for patients in and around Toledo, OH, since 1993.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery
Patients who undergo lower eyelid surgery at our Toledo office can benefit from:
- Removal of excess fat from below the eyes
- Reduction in the appearance of bags under the eyes
- Elimination of sagging lower eyelids
- Tightened skin that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- More alert-looking eyes
Dr. Zavell will customize your blepharoplasty to meet your cosmetic goals.
Candidacy for Lower Eyelid Surgery
During your consultation at our Toledo office, Dr. Zavell will determine if you are a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery. This procedure is usually recommended specifically to target bags beneath the eyes. It is not designed to address crows feet or to raise sagging eyebrows. Those cosmetic issues can be addressed using non-surgical skin treatments like Botox or brow lift surgery.
Certain medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, thyroid conditions, or diabetes, can delay candidacy for this surgery. Additionally, patients with serious eye conditions such as glaucoma or severe dry eye may not qualify for the procedure, either.
What to Expect during the Procedure and Recovery
In the weeks leading up to your blepharoplasty at our Toledo surgical clinic, you should reduce alcohol consumption and tobacco use. Eating a nutritious diet can help promote a patient’s immune system while aiding in recovery. In the days before your surgery, you should stock a recovery room with ice, washcloths, gauze, medication, artificial tears, and healthy food and drinks.
Lower eyelid surgery can leave you looking younger and feeling more confident.
Before your surgery begins at the surgical center, Dr. Zavell will administer general anesthesia and IV sedation so that you remain unaware and comfortable during your treatment. Once you are sedated, Dr. Zavell will make an incision on the lower lash line or just inside the lower eyelid. Through this opening, he can lift the underlying muscles while removing excess fat and tissue, as needed. Then, he can tighten the skin to leave you looking rejuvenated.
Before you leave the office, Dr. Zavell will provide you with detailed recovery guidelines that are to be followed closely. In the hours after surgery, some patients experience temporary blurred vision. Bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort are also to be expected. Patients should arrange for a friend or relative to drive them home following the outpatient surgery. Many patients are able to resume normal activities after one week of recovery.
Regain Youthful-Looking Eyes at Our Toledo Clinic
Lower eyelid surgery can leave you looking younger and feeling more confident. Our Toledo clinic accepts financing options through CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union to help patients afford treatments. To learn how Dr. Zavell can rejuvenate your appearance, contact our office online or call us at (419) 214-6630.