Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty or Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure effective enough to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing unwanted fat or on the other hand by adding fat. Surgery can be performed on either upper eye lids or lower eye lid. Apart from changing the appearance of the eye, other functional defects can also be eliminated effectively. Eyelid surgery possesses the ability to rejuvenate the surrounding areas of the eyes.
What Can Be Considered
- Extra skin or fold in the upper eye lid.
- Eye bags under the lower eye lid are abnormal.
- The eyebrows are positioned right above the bone forming upper ridge over the eye.
- Check your brow position. Are they symmetric?
- Feel the ridge of bone underneath the brow. Where is it placed relative to that bone?
- Are your eyebrows symmetric?
- Where are they positioned above, under or on the bone?
- Pull up directly over the brow to see how high it will go.
- Is there extra-skin of the upper lid?
- Do the upper lids rest on the eye lashes?
- Pull up on the sides of your forehead, does this resolves the issue of eyelid fold?
Eyelid surgery can treat:
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveals white portion below the iris.
- Loose or sagging skin of upper eyelid, that sometimes becomes the reason for impairing vision.
- Fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
- Puffiness in the eyelids.
- Bags under the eyes.
Types of Blepharoplasty
Excess skin or fat can create heavy looking upper eyelid as a result puffiness, aged appearance, moreover, in some cases even vision block as well. Upper blepharoplasty is the one stop solution, in which excess skin fat is removed from the eyelid so that the patient could attain a good vision without any functional defects.
Double eyelid surgery is also known as Asian eyelid surgery, as the name suggests this surgical procedure is mostly performed on the Asian people to enhance the eye appearance by creating a wide eye appearance. Asian eyelid surgery is widely popular for enhancing upper eyelid crease just to attain that “westernized” look.
Lower blepharoplasty treats the conditions like eye bags, dark circles, and excess fat removal. In this procedure the doctor tightens the skin and removes wrinkles as well as improves skin texture via laser skin resurfacing.
Preparation for Surgery
Prior to eyelid surgery, our surgeons will examine you thoroughly and enlighten you with potential risks, as well as, benefits related to the procedure. Patients are advised to follow their routines as per the doctor’s suggestions prior to the surgery day. This will not only help the patient to be relaxed at the time of the surgery, but also improve the chances of better results.
How is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery performed?
There are numerous approaches, one of the approach focuses on removing excess skin from either the upper or lower lid, simultaneously, treating underlying fat pad.
An incision is made in the upper eyelid just above the eyelashes and excess fat is removed. On the other hand, in lower eyelid surgery the underlying fat is gently separated from the skin and then removed.
After that the skin is heat sealed and structured with fine stitches.
There is another kind of blepharoplasty procedure which is quite successful and effective. It is called Transconjuctival Blepharoplasty. This is mostly used to treat patients with no extraskin, but protruding fat. The incision is made inside of the lower eyelid eliminating any chances of scars, and it remove excess fat not skin.
After surgery you may temporarily experience:
Blurred vision because of the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Watering eyes
- Double vision
- Puffy, numb eyelids
- Swelling and bruising
- Some pain
- Redness where the cuts were made
Our surgeons mostly suggest patients to take following steps after surgery:-
- Gently clean the eyelids and use prescribed eye drops or ointments.
- Avoid exercise such as heavy lifting, swimming and jogging for a few days.
- Strictly avoid smoking.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- If you use contact lenses, don’t put them for about two weeks after surgery
- Wear sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from sun and wind.
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