Your eyes have a tremendous impact on your appearance and reveal more about you than any other facial feature. When your eyes are bright and alert you appear well rested, energized and in control. If you believe that your eyes are making you look sad, tired or older than you feel cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) may be the right choice for you. "
Your eyes say a lot about you. And because of this facial feature is so important, it needs extra care. The cosmetic eyelid surgery is the most optimum choice for you if you are looking to remove the excess fat and baggage on the upper part of the eyelid and looking to minimize the bags under the eye skin. It helps to tighten the lower eyelid skin and the result is more alert, relaxed, and confident appearance for the individual.
If you’re an individual dealing with any of the following, eyelid surgery is for you:
- Excess skin that hides the natural fold
- Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelid
- Puffiness that gives the tired look
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Puffy bags and dark circles
If you have problems like thyroid, then eye surgery requires extra precautional measures as it may cause retinal problems, dry eye, high blood pressure, etc.
About the Eyelid Surgery
Also known as Blepharoplasty in the medical terms, eyelid surgery is performed under intravenous sedation. It involves the following procedure:
The incision is made in the natural crease and the excess skin or fat is removed. A brow lift is also performed during the same surgery so as to maintain the symmetry.
The incision is made under the eyelashes or on the inner side of the eyelid through the sub-ciliary incision. The excess skin, fat, and muscles are removed to give it a proper symmetry and shape. The muscle and other eyelid structure are tightened through the trans-conjunctival incision and only the excess fat tissue is removed.
Pre-requisites before surgery
- Proper medical evaluation
- Taking certain medications
- Quit smoking
- Consulting an eye specialist
- Avoid taking aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory drugs
- Swelling and bruising
- Dryness to the eyes
- Sensitivity to the sun or other bright light
- Difficulty closing the eye
- Bleeding from the incision line
- Temporary or the permanent change in the vision
- Unfavorable scarring
- Ectropion – outward rolling of the eyelid
The after surgery effects includes bruising and swelling, thus, it is advised to rest the head elevated and apply cold compresses to minimize the swelling. The normal routine can be resumed within one week.