Blepharoplasty with Enhancement

Cosmetic eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty is done to enhance the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyelids or the both. The surgery gives a revitalized appearance to the surrounding areas of your eyes, making you look rested and alert. As we age, our eyelids starts to stretch, the muscles supporting them weaken. This results in excess fat gathering above and below your eyelids causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes. Apart from making you look older, severely sagging skin around eyes can damage your peripheral or side vision. Blepharoplasty is one such surgery that can reduce or eliminate such impaired vision.

This procedure is performed on adult men and women having healthy facial tissues and muscles and has sensible goals for enhancement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. Eyelid surgery is mostly done on an outpatient basis. In order to decide if eyelid surgery is right for you, find out what you are really expecting and take time out to find out the benefits and risks related with blepharoplasty.

Treatable conditions:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
  • Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
  • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
  • Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty

Quick Facts About Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Duration Of Surgery
60 to 90 minutes
Anaesthesia
General Anaesthesia, sometimes can be done under local anaesthesia
Length of hospital stay
Usually a day care procedure, home the same day.
Recovery
Initial Mild discomfort, Minimal activity for a few days, Back to work in 7 to 10 days, Wear Contacts in 2 weeks, Glasses immediately
Scars
Virtually undetectable.
Risks/Complications
Serious complications while possible, are unlikely:

  • Some potential complications can be avoided by carefully following your surgeon’s instructions.
  • In addition to the usual risks associated with anaesthesia, other risks include.
  • Infection.
  • Dry eye syndrome.
  • Ectropion; ‘pull down’ of the lower eyelid, usually temporary.

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