Details about Blepharoplasty
eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reshape your upper or lower eyelid area. This can be done either by removing or reshaping excess eyelid tissue or skin, and can be used for both aesthetic and medical reasons.
As with all surgical procedures, it is recommended that you research a good surgeon before you decide to undergo eyelid surgery, or any other surgical, cosmetic or aesthetic procedure, to ensure optimum results.
What should I expect?
Depending on the extent of work needed, upper eyelid surgery and lower eye lid surgery may or may not be carried out simultaneously. Upper eyelid surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, but if both operations are being carried out, your surgeon may opt to use a general anaesthetic.
Upper eyelid surgery
involves the surgeon making a small incision along the natural skin lines of your eyelids, before unwanted and excess skin, muscle and fat is safely removed. The initial incision is then closed either using sutures or surgical glue, and because of the position of the incision, any scarring will be hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid.
Lower eyelid surgery again involves the surgeon making a small incision, this time either below the lash line or on the inside of the lid. The surgeon then removes the excess fat from the eye bag area, leaving the muscles and most of the skin alone, before closing up the incision using sutures or surgical glue.
Depending on the extent of eyelid surgery, this operation can take between 1-3 hours to complete. Your good surgeon should then advise you to take 5-10 days of work to rest, and you should allow around 2 weeks for the bruising the reduce, and several months for see the final results of the eyelid surgery. If your surgeon has used non-dissolvable sutures, you will required to have these removed 4-7 days after surgery.
What are the risks?
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications that your good surgeon should talk you through, such as:
• Bruising and scarring
• Blurred/ Impaired vision
• Inability to close eyes
• Dry eyes
• Loose lower lid
• Asymmetrical eyes
To ensure you suffer as little as possible, it is important to make sure you research the best eyelid surgeon, who will also help you recover with optimum results after your operation.
There are a number of other non-surgical methods other than eyelid surgery which your surgeon should talk you through before hand. Non-surgical procedures include lasers, chemical peels and dermal fillers.
can only be used to reshape the eyelid area, and is not a solution for dark circles, crow’s feet or sagging eyebrows.
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