Saggy skin on your eyelids due to the natural aging process can disrupt your vision and affect your daily life. You may also be unhappy with the look of puffy eyelids and under-eye bags. At New England Dry Eye & Aesthetics in Kittery, Maine, Dr. Edward H. Jaccoma offers cosmetic eyelid procedures and oculoplastic plastic surgery to tighten sagging skin and improve the appearance and functionality of your eyes. Learn more about cosmetic eyelid procedures by booking an appointment online or by phone.
Eyelid surgery is an oculoplastic plastic surgery procedure Dr. Jaccoma uses to improve the appearance or functionality of the upper or lower lids of your eye, especially if the skin interferes with your vision.
Conditions eyelid surgery can treat include:
As an alternative to traditional eyelid surgery, Dr. Jaccoma may also recommend the Pellevẻ® wrinkle reduction system to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and under-eye bags.
If sagging skin on your eyelids is interfering with your vision, eyelid surgery may be necessary.
You may also be a good candidate if:
Dr. Jaccoma discusses your options and cosmetic goals before recommending the procedure.
Traditional eyelid surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia.
During the surgery, Dr. Jaccoma makes the necessary corrections to your eyelids, which may involve removing excess fat or skin tissue and tightening surrounding muscles. He makes incisions that are hidden in the natural folds of your eyelid to prevent visible scarring.
Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Jaccoma closes the incisions with sutures. After a week of healing, he removes the sutures and ensures you’re healing properly.
Following your procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising around your eyes. Dr. Jacomma may recommend cold compresses to minimize swelling. He may also recommend medications to prevent infection or relieve discomfort.
As the surgical area heals, the swelling and bruising dissipate, and you begin to see the results. It’s essential to wear protective sunglasses and high-quality sunscreen when you go outdoors as your eyes heal.
For patients who want to avoid surgery, Dr. Jaccoma also provides Pellevẻ® as an alternative.
Pellevẻ is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment Dr. Jaccoma uses to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, bags, and fine lines around your eyes. The procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of your skin and trigger your body’s natural healing reaction.
Over time, your body begins to produce new collagen cells that fill in wrinkles and improve the overall look of your skin. Pellevẻ is safe and effective at treating your facial skin, including:
Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more.