One of the most popular cosmetic treatments across the globe is Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery), which is a procedure that defines, reshapes and enhances the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.
This transforming surgery instantly corrects and enhances deformities, defects and disfigurations of the eyelids. This aesthetically modifies the eye region of the face for a better overall appearance.
As we age, there’s a tendency for the eyelids to stretch as muscles that hold them weaken. With that, its appearance gets affected. Hence, it’s important for some to keep their eyelids intact with the help of the treatment.
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What are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
- It tightens loose or sagging skin
- It improves the appearance of the eyelids
- It decreases fine lines and wrinkles
- It eliminates eye bags and removes dark circles around the eyes
- It can improve functional problems of your eyelids (e.g. Dry Eye syndrome, Blepharitis)
What are the Types of Blepharoplasty?
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
- Aimed at creating a more defined upper lid
- Focuses on creating lid folds
- Minimizes puffy upper eyelids which are caused by excess fat
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
- Removes eye bags
- Removes excess skin and wrinkles
- Corrects sagging of the lower eyelids
Double Eyelid Blepharoplasty
- Creates a crease on the upper eyelids thereby creating a natural double eyelid structure
- Results in younger looking and expressive eyes
- Makes sagging skin and bulges under their eyes disappear
Who Can Undergo Blepharoplasty?
- Candidates for this surgery can be as young as 20 years of age
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals without serious eye conditions
Preparing For The Procedure
- After your consultation, you will be prescribed a list of pre-op and post-op medications (including what not to take)
- You may also be advised to stop smoking and drinking for at least a week before the procedure
How The Procedure is Done
- After being put under local anesthesia, incisions can be made in the natural folds of the eyelids
- Then, excess fats are removed, muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed
- The incisions may be closed using sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape
After The Procedure
- Average downtime is 7 to 10 days after the procedure
- You may gradually resume your usual physical activities approximately 1 week after the procedure
- Practice diligent sun protection
- Use dark tinted sunglasses
- Be sure to follow doctor’s orders when it comes to medications such as eye drops etc.