Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Treatable conditions: Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids. Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid. Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty. Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).
Is it right for me? A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. You should undergo blepharoplasty surgery for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are: Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing Non-smokers Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty Individuals without serious eye conditions
You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions: Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. In a way that in recent year it has been the most common cosmetic surgery in America. The above surgery creates a better view of eyelids. Especially in middle-aged women face will look younger. In addition, in extreme cases it also improves sight.
As we grew older more fat accumulates in the upper and lower eyelid, skin loses its elasticity and causes vision impairment because eye is covered with eyelid skin.
Do you need blepharoplasty?
If you want your eyelids to look younger, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. After doing this surgery, your eyelids will look younger than before. If drooping eyelid causes a blurred vision, then surgery must be performed for non-cosmetic reason.
What happens in blepharoplasty consultation meeting?
Your medical history
Apart from a thorough review of your health and disease history, issues related to surgery are completely checked.
Hypothyroidism disease is one of those diseases that must be excluded; in addition, the dry eye, glaucoma and severe allergies may prevent the surgery.
• place of the eyebrow
• the amount of elastic properties of the skin
• eye movements
• ability to produce tears
Care instructions before surgery:
Stop taking aspirin and other painkillers for two weeks before and after surgery, because it increases the bleeding. Of course to discontinue your medication, consult your doctor.
Please refrain from excessive exposure to the sun because it causes permanent discoloration of the operated skin.
Age, sun exposure, and hereditary factor all contribute to work, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes. This can create a tired or aged appearance. A Blepharoplasty is designed to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to your eyes. A Blepharoplasty can involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both.
Candidates for Blepharoplasty Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) benefits patients who due to aging or genetics, have droopy fat and skin around the eyes. Excess skin both on the appear and lower eyes lids can be eliminated in the Blepharoplasty procedure to create a more smoothed skin in this area.
Surgery & Recovering
During the Blepharoplasty procedure, small incisions are made in the natural creases of your upper eyes lids and just below the lashes in the lower lid, and are very well hidden once healed. The Blepharoplasty procedure usually performs under anesthesia the surgery typically involves some skin removal and resuspension of the muscles and skin surrounding the lids. While it’s not a very painful operation, there is a fair amount of bruising and swelling which can last 1-2 weeks.
Sutures are generally removed 4-7 days after surgery and makeup can be worn once the stitches are out. Contact lens usually is worn again about 2 weeks after surgery.