Eyelid surgery has given almost magical results to people who aim to look younger and more alert. Blepharoplasty delivers noticeable benefits of fresh, bright eyes as well as an improvement in peripheral vision, which droopy upper eyelids can block. The convenience and reliable outcomes of this aesthetic and functional correction are growing in popularity with Chicagoans and individuals across America. Here are some tips we recommend to maximize your results.

Follow Your Post-Surgery Instructions

Dr. Dreyfuss helps educate his patients on proper recovery practices to ensure the best results. This information, as well as post-surgery visits to his surgery center in Orland Park, are essential for the best results. Following these instructions are necessary to avoid potential complications after surgery. Although the steps he recommends may seem minor, they are crucial to a proper healing process and maximizing your results.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

After your operation, Dr. Dreyfuss will restrict physical activity to avoid mishaps like putting too much pressure on the sutures. He asks his patients to put off their workout routine until he gives his okay.

Stay Indoors

Avoiding the outdoor environment will also keep you from acquiring pollutants at the incision site, which may lead to a higher risk of infection. Also, it’s best to limit sun exposure while you heal. If you must go outside, wear loose-fitting sunglasses and a hat for protection.

No Eye Makeup

To ensure your best results, you should sacrifice eye makeup for a few weeks. Avoiding lotions, eye cosmetics or makeup after surgery allows the incision to heal properly. Dr. Dreyfuss will let you know when it is possible to resume the use of cosmetics as your incisions heal.

Eye Drops and Cold Compresses

Dr. Dreyfuss will provide you with eye drops, mostly a saline solution, to help with your recovery. Also, he recommends cold compresses to manage pain and swelling around the eyes after surgery.

Keep Us on Speed Dial

If you feel uncertain about complications after surgery, no matter how small, contact us immediately. Although minor discomfort and swelling are common, if you have a concern, don’t hesitate to call us. We may ask you to come in to make sure your recovery is going as planned.

Rest and Relax

The body heals best when you are sleeping. Make sure you prepare relaxation and sleep areas where you can get the necessary rest you need. Also, put items like tablets, medications, and books nearby, so you don’t have to move around as much, especially right after surgery.

To learn more about blepharoplasty recovery or about the procedure itself, give us a call or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

It practically takes fighting gravity to treat sagging skin. Of course, sagging skin develops differently depending on where it happens. Do you have sagging skin near the eyes? What about the lower half of your face? What about the neck? There’s no one-size-fits-all procedure for lifting sagging skin on the face, but two procedures, the eyelift and the facelift, happen to be some of the best procedures available. Which one is the right for you? Let’s find out.

Who Should Get an Eyelid Lift?

Drooping eyelids can often make us look older and more exhausted than we really are, and no amount of sleep or rest can fix it. Fortunately, eyelid surgery can tighten the eyelids by removing excess skin and fat pads, leaving you with a younger, more refreshed look.

Here’s when you should get an eyelift:

  • When your upper eyelids droop enough to look unsightly
  • When your eyes look perpetually tired and old
  • When your lower eyelids are constantly puffy
  • When the degree of sagging in your eyelids affects your vision

Who Should Get a Facelift?

The middle of the face is often hardest hit by sagging skin. A facelift can specifically target the middle and lower sections of the face by removing excess skin and sculpting the fat pads in the face. From sagging cheeks, to deep wrinkles and jowls, a facelift can target it all for a smoother face that looks decades younger.

Here’s when you should get a facelift:

  • When you have deep wrinkles by the nose, mouth, and chin
  • When you have sunken cheeks
  • When you want to lift sagging skin in the middle of the face
  • When you want to lift jowls and sagging skin on the neck

A Case for Both

If you want to take care of sagging skin on the upper half of the face, you should get an eyelid lift. But if you want to address signs of aging from the middle of the face down, then a facelift is optimal. But what if you need maximum rejuvenation? In the words of a legendary commercial, “why not both?” Eyelid surgery and facelifts are commonly paired to allow patients to rejuvenate multiple areas at a time.


Whether you’re getting an eyelid lift, a facelift, or both, it’s best you trust your procedure to a talented, experienced plastic surgeon. To work with a talented plastic surgeon, contact Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery now for a consultation on the eyelift and facelift.