Eyelid surgery is one of the most transformative cosmetic procedures used to turn back the clock on facial aging. An experienced and skilled Miami plastic surgeon like Dr. Ary Krau can carefully sculpt and tighten skin and tissue on the upper and lower eyelids to create a smoother and more energetic eye appearance.
One of the most commonly asked questions Dr. Krau hears from prospective eyelid surgery patients is, “Will I have noticeable scarring?” Here, he answers the question in detail.
Eyelid Surgery Scarring: What to Expect
As long as you work with a reputable plastic surgeon and follow their post-op instructions, scarring from eyelid surgery should be well hidden and not visible. The incisions for upper eyelid surgery are usually made in the crease of the upper eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, the incisions are made either in the lower eyelid lash line or on the inside of the lid. Dr. Krau is careful when creating these incisions to avoid trauma to the surrounding skin. His superior incision technique allows for faster healing and minimal visible scarring.
Following eyelid surgery, Dr. Krau will provide you with a list of instructions to follow, including how to care for your scars as they heal. Among the most important instructions you will need to follow is to avoid exposing your scars to direct sunlight during the first few weeks of recovery. Exposure to UV light can cause scars to darken and thicken, possibly leading to noticeable scarring. As long you as follow all of Dr. Krau’s orders, your scars should heal quickly and properly.
Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Interested in rejuvenating your eyes and overall facial appearance with eyelid surgery? The procedure may be right for you if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Loose, excess skin that hangs over the upper eyelids (and possibly interferes with vision)
- Weakened eyelid muscles that cause tissue on the eyelids to sag or droop
- Puffy upper eyelids
- Wrinkles and fine lines on the lower eyelids
- Puffy under-eye bags
To learn more about eyelid surgery in South Florida, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ary Krau. You can contact his Miami cosmetic surgery center by calling (305) 861-6881 or by filling out our consultation form today.