Eyelids

Blepharoplasty Photos

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) corrects the bulges and wrinkles around your eyes, resulting in a more rested and youthful appearance. It may also relieve the eyes from the excess weight of redundant skin, leading to less eye fatigue and an improved field of vision.

Eyelid surgery may also be performed on fairly young individuals to correct hereditary heavy eyelids. This type of surgery is also popular among people of oriental descent.

The incisions are made along the natural folds or wrinkles of the upper and lower eyelids, where scars are less visible. The excess skin and fat are then removed.

In the lower eyelids, the incision is, in many cases, completely hidden on the inside of the lower lid.

For closure, absorbable sutures are used. Immediately following surgery, you may experience some tearing, itching, dryness, irritation, eyelid fatigue and drooping. You may also develop tiny pimples along the scar line. Do not be alarmed. These symptoms tend to disappear within a few days to a few weeks.

Because this operation is not carried out on the eye itself, but on the eyelids, visual impairment is a very remote possibility.

If you have low brows, they are often corrected with a forehead lift at the same time as the eyelid surgery.

The wrinkles at the outer corner of your eyes (crow’s feet) and the fine lines around your lower lids diminish but do not disappear after surgery. However, these lines may be improved with special skin treatments following surgery, such as laser resurfacing, plasma, peels, etc.

On the average, you are presentable and may return to work two to three weeks after surgery. Your result will continue to improve for at least six months to a year following surgery.

You will look five to seven years younger following surgery… and you will maintain this age difference in the future.

Anesthesia

In general, local anesthesia with sedation is used.

Risks

As in any other surgery, complications are possible but uncommon. They may include infection, bleeding, excessive scarring, muscle weakness, loss of movement, nerve weakness, loss of sensation, skin necrosis, asymmetry, anesthesia reactions, etc.

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