Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the surgery on the eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes to correct their deformities and defections. The surgery is performed by removing excess skin, muscle or fat from the upper or lower eyelids.
Overview of eyelid surgery
Through the aging process, the skin, muscles and fatty tissue of the eyelids began to droop and make a person look old and unattractive. Eyelid Surgery has a cosmetic appeal in that it can provide a youthful appearance to eyes and eyelids that droop or sag. As we age, the muscles in our eyelids lose strength and the skin loses elasticity. A Blepharoplasty can restore full capability to the muscles in the eyelids and rejuvenate the skin, providing an all-around more youthful appearance. This surgery is not recommended for people who suffer from diabetes, Grave’s disease, hypothyroidism, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and high blood pressure.
Type of eyelid surgery
- Functional Blepharoplasty: A functional blepharoplasty removes the excess skin that obscures field of vision.
- Cosmetic Blepharoplasty: A cosmetic blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or on both.
Eyelid Surgery Recommended For:
- Adults with extra tissues on upper or lower eyelids
- Adults who have Loose skin below the eyes
- Adults with Puffy bags or Drooping upper lids
Before eyelid surgery
First patient should visit or send pictures of eye to the facial plastic surgeon to consult with him/her about the procedure and to inform him/her of past medical history. If patient is taking aspirin or other anti-coagulant medicines, he/she should stop them before surgery to prevent excess bleeding during the surgery. Some vision test may need to be taken. Smoking should stop a few weeks prior to surgery.
During eyelid surgery
During surgery, patient will be given local or general anesthesia based on condition. The surgeon makes incisions just below the lashes of the lower lid and removes extra fat or muscle or skin. This procedure lasts between one to three hours. Patients will be dismissed on the same day of the surgery and they will be able to go back to work in about 7 to 10 days.
After eyelid surgery
Patients may experience swelling, blurred vision, pain, redness and dry eye. These are common symptoms after the surgery. To ease these complications the doctor may prescribes some medicines and eye drops. Patients should elevate their head for several days and use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. They shall not wear contact lenses. Exercising is forbidden for a week or 2. Smoking should be avoided and direct sunlight into eye is forbidden.
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