Cosmetic Surgery That Restores Your Eyelids
Due to ageing, the eyelids and the periorbital region are one the most affected regions of the face because the skin of this area is quite gentle and ages faster compared to the skin of other areas. Hence, blepharoplasty is the term used for cosmetic surgery for the rejuvenation of the eyelids. This surgery can be done for the upper, lower as well as both the eyelids, depending upon the requirement. Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedures but here are the main indications for going under the knife.
- Droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin in the upper eyelids interfering with peripheral vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopy lower eyelids causing the white part of the eye to show below the coloured part of the eye (iris)
Upper And Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty is performed through an incision in one of the upper eyelid folds. Extra skin and muscle is removed. Also, those having herniation of fat may require removal of fat pads. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty is also usually done through a skin incision just under the eyelid margin.
Aesthetic Blepharoplasty brings about a dramatic improvement in your appearance and post-surgery, you will look much younger and alert. Though ageing is a continuous process and varies from Individual to individual, surgical results usually last for a number of years.
Blepharoplasty is a very safe procedure for healthy individuals who do not have any significant medical illness It is a day-care procedure usually done under local anaesthesia with IV sedation, though it can be done under general anaesthesia as well. Although, just like any other surgery, blepharoplasty too has a list of complications, but usually it is a fairly sale procedure if done by an expert.
What To Expect After The Surgery
- Eyelids wounds heal rapidly and better than other parts of the body and the scars form in the natural eyelid folds which are almost imperceptible after sometime
- Swelling and bruising can occur after surgery but major swelling subsides in about five to seven days, but the result is usually visible only after three months though further improvement may continue for a year or beyond
- It is better to rest for 10-14 days after the surgery, though you can resume normal daily activities in three-four days
- Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for three-tour weeks
Early ageing around the eyes can be prevented by good hydration, adequate sleep and by using excellent skin moisturizers, sun blocks and avoiding smoking.