Eye Lid Surgery
Practically everyone experiences the wear and tear of age, especially when it comes to the eyes. Droopy
eyelids and sunken eyes can affect facial expressions and, in certain cases, obstruct sight. Eyelift surgery
or blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat, skin, and muscle in the upper and
lower eyelids in order to correct skin damage and sagging. For those experiencing drooping eyes from
stroke, nerve injuries, and diabetes, eyelift surgery can restore the eyes to their original state.
What will my life be like after
eye lid surgery?
Eyelid surgery provides a permanent solution to the wear and tear of facial aging. Once the swelling subsides, your face will look good as new—and even better. Undergoing the procedure can help you regain some confidence and self-esteem. After your operation, your eyes will look more youthful and expressive than ever before.
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Eye Lid Surgery
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the proper medical term for eyelid surgery.
How is the procedure done?
Eyelid surgery begins with an incision in the natural creases of your eyelids. From that incision, herniated fat and excess skin will be removed. After, the surgical area is stitched up with fine sutures.
What is the ideal age for eyelid surgery?
Although many who opt for the procedure are in their 40s and 50s, it can be done at any age barring any medical issues.
Will the procedure correct my crow’s feet and saggy brows?
Unfortunately, eyelid surgery only corrects wrinkles at the outer corner of your eyes. There are other procedures that are specifically for correcting crow’s feet and saggy brows.
What should I expect after the procedure?
Following your operation, your eyes will be swollen, tender, and sore with some mild bruising. While all of these will subside in a few days, patients are asked to take pain medication and prepare for blurry vision during recovery.
Does eyelid surgery cause scarring?
Like any surgical procedure, you should expect some scarring. However, with eyelid surgery, any scars are practically invisible after a few months.
How long before my stitches are removed?
Depending on your recovery, stitches can be removed three to five days after surgery. Removing stitches may sting but not significantly.
What are the associated risks?
Although there are risks that accompany eyelid surgery, these are minimal given the right surgeon and the right clinic or hospital. Nonetheless, the complications include blurry vision or temporary double vision, swelling, and whiteheads around the eyes. Also, your eyes may heal at different rates, so you should expect a little asymmetry as you recover.