There can be no question that your face determines who you are. There are certain parts of your face that define who you are more than other parts. One the top of this list is your eyes. When people look at you, the first thing they look at is your eyes. If you were born with a genetic defect around your eyes or if you suffered injury or trauma in your youth that affected the appearance of your eyes, correcting this trauma can go a long way in altering your appearance. It’ll make you look and feel more confident in your appearance. For this reason, many people are looking to reconstructive eyelid surgery.
Your eyelids are designed to protect your eyes. As such, your eyelids may get damaged from time to time. Minor damage will heal on its own. Most people who have minor damage to their eyelids take around ten days to completely recover. Some minor defects may require stitches depending on the extent of your injury.
However, more serious trauma or serious defects, such as a cancerous growth, can completely deform the appearance of your eyelid. This may require you to undergo eyelid reconstruction. A trained surgeon can perform this procedure in a way that leaves your eyelids looking completely natural.
Many people are surprised at how different they look after they have reconstructive eyelid surgery. It’s not possible to outline all of the specifics about your particular eyelid surgery because the complexity and details connected to your surgery are going to vary depending on the type of repair that you need to be done. That being said, our surgeon is going to use a wide variety of the techniques during the surgical procedure with the goal of giving you the most natural look possible. All of the particulars of your case will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Since eyelid surgery is a complicated surgical procedure, our doctor is going to want to have a clear idea about your health history. In addition to learning about your medical history, attention is going to be given to your aesthetic goals. How do you want to look once the procedure is done? Once all of that has been determined, then the specifics about how the surgeon is going to perform the surgery can be discussed.
You should expect some downtime, and you should expect there to be a period where your eye will be covered. Recovery from eyelid surgery is relatively fast, and the amount of recovery time you will need will depend on your healing process.
Your eyes say so much about you. Do not let a defect in your eyelids rob you of your appearance. Learn all you can about reconstructive eyelid surgery in Austin, TX. Contact us today at the office of Dr. Daniel J. Leeman to schedule your consultation.