Eyelid Surgery in Reading

Rejuvenate your upper & lower eyelids to look rested & alert

More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear energized, well-rested, and in control. However, if you have lower eyelid puffiness, dark circles or drooping upper lids, your friends and Berks County neighbors may assume that you are fatigued, angry or unhappy.

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If you believe that your eyes are making you look tired, sad, or older than you really feel, cosmetic eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) may be the right choice for you. Eyelid surgery can remove the excess fat and drooping skin of the upper eyelids, minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin. The result is a more alert and rested appearance. Eyelid surgery generally yields a substantial and lasting improvement.

“I had the bags removed from under my eyes by Dr. Lindsay and it literally changed my life. I look 10 years younger! I was well informed by Dr. Lindsay and his awesome staff about what to expect. The surgery went off without a hitch and recovery was no sweat…Dr. Lindsay and his staff gave great aftercare instructions and were always there for any questions! If you’re thinking about getting this surgery, go see Dr. Lindsay!”*
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You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have any of the following conditions:

Upper eyelids

  • Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids
  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids that creates a tired look

Lower eyelids

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Puffy “bags” and, in some cases, dark circles

Before you decide to go ahead, and before our board certified plastic surgeons can agree that you should, however, you need to understand (1) what will be done, (2) what you can expect during post-surgery recovery, and (3) the risks that come with this or any similar elective surgery.

Please contact us at Berks Plastic Surgery for a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for eyelid rejuvenation.

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Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is an outpatient procedure, performed under anesthesia. For the upper eyelid, your surgeon will make incisions that follow the natural lines of your eyelids and extend slightly beyond the outside corner into the laugh lines or other existing creases. In most patients, an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Excess skin and fatty tissue are removed through this incision. The incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, so it will be well-concealed once it heals. For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is typically hidden just below the lower lashes, well camouflaged by natural creases. Eyelid surgeries generally take about one to three hours to complete. It is important to note that our plastic surgeons work with a qualified anesthesia provider.

Recovery after eyelid surgery

Straining, bending and lifting should be avoided for a brief period after your operation. You can resume normal activities within ten days or less. After surgery, your eyes are lubricated with ointment to reduce dryness in this area. Cold compresses reduce swelling and bruising. Sutures are removed two to seven days after surgery. Most patients can return to work in five to ten days and resume wearing contact lenses the day after surgery.

Risks & complications

There are risks and possible complications associated with any surgery. Complications in blepharoplasty don’t occur often, but may include infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and asymmetrical healing or scarring. Scars may remain slightly pink for six months or longer after surgery, but they eventually fade to a thin, virtually invisible white line.

Our surgeons take great care to evaluate each patient individually. They will advise you of your own unique risk profile and enable you to compare it with that of eyelid rejuvenation candidates in general before the you determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Berks plastic surgeons Dr. Reedy and Dr. Lindsay will help you achieve your goals. He specializes in cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about eyelid surgery, please contact us today.