Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed on the upper eyelids to correct sagging skin that is either unsightly or impairing vision. It can also be performed on the lower lids to smooth out wrinkles and remove bags. The surgery itself is very straightforward and generally only takes a few hours to complete.
What to Expect After a Blepharoplasty
After your surgery, you will need to ensure you have a way home from the facility, as you will be unable to drive for at least 24 hours post-operation. You will also want to ensure you have taken appropriate time off of work, at least two days, to allow for proper recovery.
Your surgeon may also instruct you to do any or all of the following:
- Use cold compresses on your eyes to reduce swelling
- Use prescription eye drops or ointments
- Gently clean the area around your eyelids
- Use glasses instead of contacts
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your eyes when outside
- Do not smoke
- Do not partake in any strenuous activity for 7-10 days
- Do not swim
- Do not rub your eyes
- Keep your head elevated above your torso while sleeping
- Do not use any blood-thinning medications
If you are interested in eyelid surgery to correct sagging skin or improve the appearance of your eyes, contact Cary Plastic Surgery. We offer cosmetic surgery in Durham, NC, and are equipped to perform a variety of different procedures. Call Dr. Hanna today at (919) 233-1933 to schedule an appointment.
Many people looking to lose that extra bit of fat on their stomachs will consider receiving a regular or drainless tummy tuck in North Carolina. A tummy tuck can be a great way to obtain the body you want when your diet and exercise routine has reached a dead end. However, there is a specific criterion you must meet to qualify as a candidate.
Abdominoplasty should not be considered as an alternative to weight loss and is generally left as the last resort option. Anyone who has yet to try a weight loss diet and exercise regimen is not applicable candidates for tummy tucks. The procedure is not meant for any women looking to have a baby at some point in their life, as the pregnancy would negate the effects of the surgery. Smokers are also not applicable for this procedure.
The first condition to be applicable for a tummy tuck is to have good overall health. Ideal candidates are those that are committed to the results the surgery provides with a diet and exercise plan that works for their needs and goals. If you are currently a smoker, you must quit several months before the surgery and remain smoke-free throughout recovery and ideally for good. The habit can constrict your blood vessels and prevent oxygen from adequately reaching your body, increasing the risk for complications and prolonged recovery.
If you are interested in a drainless tummy tuck in North Carolina, look to our experts at Cary Plastic Surgery. All of our surgeons are incredibly skilled and educated in a variety of procedures, and will work with you to ensure the surgery and recovery is as comfortable and effective as possible.