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Eyelid Surgery | Blepharoplasty

What is eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty surgery is commonly known as eyelid surgery.
Eye and surrounding area are the focal point of attention during conversation. Youthful and alert look is crucial in human interaction. Our age, stress and gravity plays a pivotal part in making our eyes look tired, angry or hostile look. You lose your confidence and your self-esteem take backseat in competitive wold.

The surgery improves the appearances of the area surrounding the eyes, it gives a quite youthful look. The eyelid surgery will rejuvenate the periodontal area. The goal of the surgery is to repair, restore, and preposition those droopy and saggy eyelids and fat bulges. It not only serves aesthetic purpose, but also rectifies functional issues with your eyelids. The surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.

Eyelid Surgery Overview

What eyelid surgery can do for you?

• It removes excess skin and wrinkles from the eye area
• Saggy and loose skin hanging around the eyes sometimes disrupts the vision. Eyelid surgery rectifies it, thus providing a natural contour.
• Eye bags can be diminished
• Fatty deposits provides an impression of puffy eyes. Eyelid surgery removes that puffiness.
• Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris (salesclerk show) correction

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

• Individual with no medical conditions that impair healing
• Healthy individuals with no serious eye conditions
• Individual with realistic expectations from the surgery
• Non smoker
• Individual with good physical, mental and emotional health

Sometimes the eyelid might appear droopy due to relaxation of the forehead skin and drooping of eyebrow. The stretching out of the upper eyelid elevator muscle might cause a drooping eyelid, known as eyelid posits, both of which might require a different surgical treatment. Cosmetic surgeon will review the facial structure and discuss the procedure that is best suited to you.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

1. Upper lid blepharoplasty
2. Lower lid blepheroplasty

There are various technique of eyelid surgery. It will depend on the appearance and structure of the eyelid and fat bulges around eye. The procedure will take into consideration the effect of the excess skin on the eyelid and whether it is disrupting your vision, fine interaction of the periodontal muscle, brow position and drooping of the mid face. Laser assisted blepharoplasty reduces bruise marks and post-operative edema and speed up recovery.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

This eyelid surgery removes the excess skin and pockets of fats under the eyes,and lower eyelid is put in elevated/ rejuvenated position and salesclerk show is reduced.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

In the upper eyelid surgery, the saggy and the loose skin is removed from the upper lid. The procedure is done to give a broader appearance to the eyes. It gives a youthful appearance to the face. The upper eyelid surgery can be accompanied with a brow lift surgery to give a rejuvenated look.

Functional Upper Eyelid Surgery

This is a non-cosmetic form of eyelid surgery. The surgery eases upper eyelid sagging that obstructs vision. This procedure also results in improves appearance and field of vision

Asian Eyelid Surgery

Every person look different and have different ethnicity. People fromeastAsian descent don’t have eyelid fold or have extra skin fold on medial side of eye (epicanthal fold. In such cases, the surgeon will create upper lid eye fold, to make eyes appear bigger, itremoves epicanthal fold. This procedure done in a way that your ethnicity identity will be maintained.

How Breast Lift is executed?

Step 1: Consultation

During your breast lift consultation be prepared to discuss:

• About your goal after conducting the breast lift surgery
• If you have any medical history, or is allergic to any medications, or were on drug overdose.
• If you are taking any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
• If you have any family history of cancer or any genetic disorder that hinders the healing process.

Your plastic surgeon will also:

• Assess your general health status
• Consult about intake of any medicine or medical history
• Get a baseline mammogram before and after the surgery to help determine any changes in the breast tissue.
• Click photographs
• Discuss about the type of breast lift surgery you want to opt depending on the body type
• Discuss the final outcome of breast lift procedure and any risks or potential complications

The consultation is an opportunity to know about personalized plan and outcome of the surgery.It’s important to understand all aspects of your breast lift surgery. You might get a little anxious about the surgery. Whether you are excited for your anticipated new look or have a bit of preoperative stress, do not shy away about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

What are the steps of an eyelid surgery procedure?

An eyelid surgery procedure follows the following step:

Consultation: The first step is visiting the surgeon for consultation. You will need every information to make an informed choice. During your eyelid surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:

• About your aim from the surgery
• If you are taking any medicines or any drugs
• Your medical conditions, drug allergies, previous medical treatments and specifically any issues you have had with your eyes
• Current prescription medications, including vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
• If you underwent any previous surgery

Your plastic surgeon will also:

• Assess your overall health condition and will discuss about any health risk.
• Click photographs
• Discuss your eyelid surgery options
• Recommend a course of treatment
• Will have a discussion on the potential risk and the final outcome of the surgery
• Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used

Be prepared to ask any kind of questions that might be bothering you. It is natural to feel anxious in the course of the surgery. Don’t be shy to discuss about your feelings. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

How should I prepare for eyelid surgery?

In preparing for eyelid surgery, you may be asked to:

• Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
• Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
• Avoid smoking as it could deter the healing process
• Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can harm you and increase bleeding and bruising

Step 1 – Anesthesia

For most of your comfort, medications are administered. The choice for the intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be recommended by the surgeon keeping your best interest in mind.

Step 2 – The incision

The incision lines for eyelid surgery are made in such discreet areas that it is naturally concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.The upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease on the eyelid. This allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and removal of excess skin.

To correct the lower eyelid area, incision is made just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, the excess skin apparent in the lower eyelid is removed. Again, the excess fat can be relocated or removed.

An option of transcontinental incision, which is created on the inside of the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and reorder or remove excess fat. No skin is removed through this technique.

Use of laser for skin cutting, fat removal and tissue tightening during surgery reduces post-operative oedema, bruise and discomfort. It enhances the recovery.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

The incisions are closed after the surgery with sutures or skin glue. The sutures are thus removed after a week. In some cases, the surgeon will suggest laser or chemical peel to reduce the discoloration of lower eyelids.

Step 4 – See the results

The results will take a week or so to be visible. Like any other surgery, there will be slight swelling and bruising which will subside in a week after the application of the medicine provided by the surgeon. Once the swelling subsides, you will get better defined eye with better vision that has been bothering you for long.

What should I expect during my eyelid surgery recovery?

After the eyelid surgery is conducted and is completed, your eyes will be covered with gauze. The surgeon will provide medications, lubricating ointment for faster recovery. You will be advised to apply cold compresses for faster healing. Specific instructions will be provided on taking care of the eyes. Medications needed to be applied regularly to reduce potential for any infection. It is imperative to visit the surgeons for follow-ups in regular intervals.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible. You will be advised to avoid vigorous washing of the face, itching the eye area and any kind of abrasions in the eye and surrounding area. You should limit any physical exertion and avoid looking directly at the sunlight until the healing process is completed.

What results should I expect after eyelid surgery?

The good news is that the result of eyelid surgery is long-term. A little pain and bruising after the surgery is quite common, which generally subsides in a period of 10-14 days. The procedure will take a few months to view the final results. The eyelid surgery is expected to rectify some of the eye conditions too. Your eyes will look more youthful after the final healing is completed. Protection from the sun will help maintain the results.

What are the risk of eyelid surgery?

The risk and complications are a part and parcel of the surgery. Eyelid surgery is quite a safe surgery and the use of advanced technology makes it the safest bet. One must discuss the doubts with the surgeon before opting for the surgery. Being a little anxious is quite normal for the first timers. However, you are in the expert hands is the added advantage. Before the surgery, you will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications. Some risk might be swelling and the pain that is the part of the surgery. Feel free to discuss whatever doubts you have during the consultation period.

Eyelid Surgery at Allure Medspa

At Allure Medspa, we give utmost importance to the comfort and safety of our patients. Here, we use advanced technology to provide the best, safe, long term aesthetic results.

During consultation, our goal is to educate and help you to make informed choices. Your eyes are the most delicate part of the body and we will deter from taking any risk. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr Milan Doshi will first discuss about your goal for the eyelid surgery, assess the skin of the eyes, fat bulges and muscle interaction around the eye.He will make a tailor made eyelid surgery plan for each individual. A stringent assessment of the general fitness is done. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr Milan Doshi uses laser technology for eyelid surgery to give the unmatched result, along with faster and smoother recovery. In addition to advanced technology, advance sterilization and anesthesia technology makes the surgery safe one. The staff accredited Vardan hospital/ Allure Medspa take all precautions to make your journey a joyful and memorable experience.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of the eyelid surgery depends on varied factors and also vary person to person. The average fee includes anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.

The overall cost will depend on the type of eyelid surgery you are opting for. The surgeon’s fee for cosmetic eyelid surgery will be based on his or her experience.The quality of the result, post-operative support are the main consideration while calculating the cost. The hospital facility and technology in operation theater, sterilization method used in the procedure also play a part in the total cost. While looking for the surgery, one should consider getting the best outcome from the money they have invested and the aesthetic return in lieu of the money spent.

Eyelid Surgery Before and After Images

Frequently Asked Questions

The result is visible right after the surgery. For better results, one has to wait for one or two weeks till the time swelling and bruising subsides. The final outcome will be visible in 2 months or so after the redness around the eyes totally diminish.

Yes, if you are a good candidate with proper health conditions, you can opt for the surgery. The recovery time will be same and the anaesthesia used will be similar in both the surgery.

Yes. It has long-lasting impact. However, the results alters owing to ageing and trauma.

The patients’ needs to complete 18 years of age to undergo the surgery. It is for better recover of the patient. You should have full development.However, functional upper blepharoplasty may be recommended for younger patients if a medical condition warrants it.

Usually, local anesthesia with sedation is used in the eyelid surgery. However, general anesthesia is also recommended if your doctorssays you’re able to receive it.

Every surgery carries a certain amount of risk. Eyelid surgery hardly carries any risk and in fact the bruising and the swelling are quite common. Some of the most common side effects are blurry vision, swelling, discomfort and bruising. All of these side effects are temporary. It is imperative to visit a well-qualified and certified surgeon to take care of your eye surgery.

In some cases wrinkles can be removed with the eyelid surgery. However, this is not the purpose of eyelid surgery. If you are bothered with the crow’s feet, you can opt for Botox cosmetic injections available at Allure Medspa to diminish those lines.

People from Asian origin have smaller eyes. They do not have crease in the upper eyelid. This makes the eyes look smaller. This crease in the upper eyelids is also known as a double eyelid, and many Asian people opt for it to broaden their eyes.

It is better to wait for few weeks after the surgery before wearing the contact lenses. One can opt for spectacles to be worn for some time before the healing procedure is completed.

It is better to wait for few days before applying makeup. Let the eye recover fully before starting with any kind of makeup. It is best to consult with your surgeon on your one-one-one consultation to get the best of information.