Before, During and After: Everything You Need to Know About Hooded Eyelid Surgery

Published on – March 11, 2019 | Author – voicebox | Comments – No Comments

Are you not interested in laser surgery, or don’t qualify?

When most people think of cosmetic surgery, they think of procedures like breast augmentation or liposuction. But, did you know that you can also have surgery done to change the appearance of your eyes?

Eyelid surgery is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, rates of this procedure have increased by 26.3 percent over the last year and 33.5 percent over the last five years.

Eyelid surgery can correct a number of issues, included hooded eyelids (a fold of skin that hangs over the crease of the eye).

Do you think you could benefit from this type of surgery?

If so, keep reading. Everything you need to know about hooded eyelid surgery is explained below.

How Does Hooded Eyelid Surgery Work?

During hooded eyelid surgery, a surgeon will remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelids.

They usually create incisions along the natural crease in the eyelid. They’ll then reposition the tissue to get rid of excess skin and make the upper part of the eyelid more visible.

Once the incisions have healed, they’re very difficult to see thank to their positioning on the crease of the eyelid.

Who Should Get Hooded Eyelid Surgery?

Most people can undergo hooded eyelid surgery without any cause for concern.

As long as you are in generally good health and don’t suffer from any eye conditions, you’re a good candidate for surgery.

Eye conditions that could affect the results of the surgery include chronically dry eyes and glaucoma. You might also need to avoid this surgery if you have a thyroid disorder like Graves disease.

If you don’t have any of these conditions, this surgery might be a good option for you. Just about anyone who has hooded eyelids and is tired of using makeup to cover up the issue can benefit from it.

Hooded Eyelid Surgery Recovery

The recovery process for hooded eyelid surgery is not too difficult.

You will need to have someone drive you home after the procedure, and you will experience some bruising and swelling.

In most cases, bruising and swelling will go away within a few weeks after the surgery. You can use cold compresses and keep your head elevated to speed up the process and minimize your discomfort.

You likely will not need much, if any, pain medication to help you through the recovery period.

Unless your surgeon uses dissolvable stitches, you’ll need to have your stitches removed 5-10 days after the surgery.

Schedule Your Surgery Today

Now that you know more about hooded eyelid surgery and what the recovery period looks like, do you think this is something that’s a good fit for you?

If you live in or around the Orange County area and are interested in this surgery, we can help at Tayani Institute.

We have eight locations throughout Southern California, so it’s easy to come and see us no matter where you’re located.

Contact us today to learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation to figure out if this is the right surgery for you.

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