Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a daycare procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.Aesthetically, the eyes are an important facial unit, as well as a sensitive projector of facial aging. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty is a painless procedure and is performed using local anesthesia as a day-care procedure. Normal functions are not limited, there are no bandages placed over the eyes, and vision is not affected. Most importantly, patients are able to return to work and their normal activities within a couple of days following surgery.
- Gently clean your eyelids and use prescribed eye drops or ointments.
- Avoid straining, heavy lifting and swimming for a week.
- Avoid strenuous activities, such as aerobics and jogging, for a week.
- Avoid smoking.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- If you use contact lenses, don’t put them in for about two weeks after surgery.
- Wear darkly tinted sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from sun and wind.
- Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest for a few days.
- Apply cool compresses to reduce swelling
WHO IS OF BLEPHAROPLASTY CANDIDATE?
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes the vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Scar related
- Bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs.
Anesthesia: local / general
Hospital stay: daycare procedure
Back to work: 4 to 5 days
Post-operative care: for a week
Choosing a Qualified plastic Surgeon Eyelid surgery is one of a complex procedure, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to choose a trained and licensed plastic surgeon that can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.