Eyelid Surgery Chicago

Eyelid surgery is a very positive and rewarding option for individuals looking to reduce the visible signs of aging. Time, gravity, over-exposure to the sun and personal genetics can all cause the formation of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. These effects can cause one to look old, tired, angry or depressed. This condition is quite common because with time, the eyelid stretches, muscles weaken and more fat accumulates around the eyes. These areas are often referred to as "bags" under the eyes and droopy eyelids, making those affected look much older. This condition can also interfere with one’s vision, adding frustration to the situation.

Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, is a procedure intended to improve the appearance of your eyelids. Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery will be in good emotional and physical health and have drooping, sagging eyelids with excess skin of both the upper and lower eyelids. Other common characteristics of eyelid surgery patients include bags under the eyes, laxity of the supporting eyelid structures with white showing below the iris or weakness in opening the eyes from the heavy excess of the upper eyelid. Also, stretching of the muscles that elevate the upper eyelid can give one droopy eyelids.

Eyelid surgery is usually performed with sedation and local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat, and the lower eyelids are anchored on the outer corner of the eye to tighten the lower eyelid structure. This will provide support to the general area and create a smoother, more youthful appearance to the eyes. In addition, any stretching of the muscles that elevate the upper eyelid is also addressed to provide full opening of the eye and a crisp, smooth upper lid fold. Recovery time for eyelid surgery is typically very short; patients usually go home the same day and are allowed to return to work a few days after the procedure. Bruising and swelling is normally very mild and sutures can be taken out within 3-5 days after the surgery. Healing will continue for several weeks after the procedure and will depend on each individual’s personal condition.

Eyelid surgery is frequently combined with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as brow lifts, forehead lifts and or a facelift to further improve the overall aesthetic appearance and balance of one’s eye complex. Eyelid surgery is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures done today and helps thousands every year regain confidence in their appearance and feel more attractive in their own skin. It is essential to the success of your plastic surgery experience that you, as a Chicago blepharoplasty patient, research and fully understand what your eyelid surgery entails, including factors such as what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, types of eyelid surgery and other related matters. For more information about having eyelid surgery in Chicago, Illinois, contact Dr Gikas at (773) 878-6525.

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About Dr. Elias Gikas

Over the years, Dr. Gikas has used his considerable talent as a Chicago cosmetic surgeon to provide exceptional aesthetic results for his numerous patients. He works diligently to ensure that each of his Chicago nose surgery, facelift, brow lift and otoplasty patients are highly satisfied with their new facial appearance. Revision rhinoplasty patients trust his ability to fix unsatisfactory results of other surgeons. In addition to his expertise with facial surgery, Dr. Gikas is also renowned for his work as a leading Chicago liposuction, tummy tuck and breast surgeon.