What does the procedure entail?
Are there any alternatives?
What can I expect?
Who is a good candidate?
In the operating room, the eyes are protected. Incisions are carefully hidden in the upper lid crease or within the lower eyelid. Careful planning, marking and drawings are made before the patient goes to surgery. The procedure is out patient and can take as little as one hours time. Dr. Gurley will make sure your anatomy will allow the results you are looking for. Dr. Gurley is refreshed to hear from her patients that they don't want to change the shape of their eyes or drastically change their eyes in anyway and so she is able to give her patients natural results, simply restoring freshness and youth to the eye area.
Lasers or chemical peels may help with some fine wrinkling around the eyes. Excellent skincare can often lighten and brighten the eye area and is always recommended in combination with either laser, filler, neurotoxin, peel, or surgery. With so many options, sometimes surgery is delayed or not needed. A careful and meticulous plan is outlined with the patient in order to always get the best results possible.
It may take 1-2 weeks for bruising and swelling to completely resolve. Most patients are comfortable going back to work right away often wearing glasses to hide any signs of surgery.. The stitches stay in for less than a week, but are so fine they are virtually invisible. If bruising does develop, camouflage makeup can be worn. We recommend refraining from aggressive physical activities for at least one week. Pain medicine is not needed for this surgery and often eye drops are prescribed.
You may be a candidate for this procedure if:
You have excess skin, wrinkling, or puffiness around the eye; you find that makeup around the eyes is difficult to put on or does not last long, or your eyes make you look tired or unrested, even when you've had plenty of sleep.
Real Artistic Outcomes
Our eyes showcase our personality. Dr. Gurley works with you to restore the appearance of your eyes. The goal of an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is not to distort your natural eye shape but, rather, to reveal your natural eye shape. Incisions are carefully placed and often difficult to see. Call to schedule a consultation and come see for yourself.