Eyelid Surgery , blepharoplasty, includes surgery to repair droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
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.
During the first consultation, your surgeon will discuss the cosmetic and possible functional benefits and limitations regarding your eyelid surgery.
Before the procedure, the doctor would prohibit certain medications for 2 weeks. Patients also have advises to stop smoking which can delay the healing time.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on upper eyelids, lower eyelids — or both at the same time.
During surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, in the crease of the upper eyelid and just beneath the lashes or behind the lower eyelid. This way, incisions are unnoticeable after they have healed.
Surgeon will make precise markings to designate where excess skin and fat pads need to be removed. These tissues are removed and sutures are carefully applied to smooth and reconfigure areas around the eyebrows and eyelids.
Scars may take approximately 1-3 months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure.
Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence.
Recovery time for eyelid treatment is quick. Most of patients even are not hospitalized and they are discharged in the same day. Most patients are 90% back to normal in two weeks. You might have bruising and swelling after treatment and they can heal up in 2 weeks.