EYELID SURGERY – BLEPHAROPLASTY
About EYELID SURGERY – BLEPHAROPLASTY
It is time that you should open the eyes so that you can see the life within new eyes.
Information about Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are among the parts of the face which are the most expressive. However with the genetic predisposition and the age, the eye lids can sag and can drop with bulges and bags under it. You should not let the tiredness to be your expression. Come to the Medical Inn Clinic were trained surgeons are going to bring back the sparkle in your eyes by using the Eyelid Surgery.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery which had been designed to enhance aesthetic appearance on the eyes or to make the eyes to look youthful. The procedure may remove the excess weak muscle, fat and skin. Both the lower and the upper eyelid can be targeted during one surgery. The aim of the surgery is restoring well rested and youthful appearance for reflecting who you really are.
The targeted problems
Most of the aging signs start with the eyes and this is why if you have gone through your Blepharoplasty, you will be able to take some years off your face. Any area of the eyes such as the lower and upper eyelids together with either the lower eyelids or upper eyelid maybe targeted when it comes to reversing aging signs.
The common problems may include:
- Lack of double eyelid
- Upper eyelid that drops
- Too much fat pad in a lower eyelid
The advantage of the eyelid surgery is more practical ones and it includes the improved vision because of the removal of the excess fat and sagging skin.Back to the top
Different types of Blepharoplasty
Surgery of the lower eyelid: the lower Blepharoplasty is meant to remove the fat pockets with the excess skin in a lower eye region. A lower lid surgery known as transconjunctival is popular and it eliminates the scarring since an incision has to be made in the inner portion of a lower eyelid.
The surgery on an upper eyelid: hanging and loose skin is normally tightened on the upper area so that it can allow your eyes to look more open. This brow lift may be done while doing general rejuvenated appearance.
Asian eyelid surgery: the surgery is popular among the people who have their ancestors in Asia. This aim of this surgery is to help in creating an upper eyelid so that the eyes may appear to be open in their shape.Back to the top
Who is the right candidate?
The prime candidates for the surgery of the eyelids are the people who have some realistic expectations when it comes to the results and who are in good mental and physical health. Even if the surgical correction can be done to anyone regardless of the age, it is important to consider other medical conditions like thyroid disorders and allergies which can affect or which can lead to the appearance which is not desirable. Using of non surgical option but not surgical treatment may be needed in order to resolve such problems.Back to the top
What to do before the eyelid surgery
Before the Blepharoplasty, you will be requested to visit the physician to undergo consultation. This consultation is important because you are going to be asked to discuss the aim of the surgery and you will know more about the surgery in a confidential way. You will also talk about the level of the correction you may need together with your physicians. For example, if what you need is eliminating the bags found under the lower eyelids only.
What will happen during your surgery is going to be discussed like how to prepare for the surgery in adequate manner, the details on how the surgery will be contacted and what you should expect during the recovery. The facial plastic surgeon is ready to answer any concerns or questions that you may be having.
In the general things that you have to do, you need to prepare the body before the surgery. You should visit the section on how to be prepared for plastic or cosmetic surgery but you should know that the list is not that exhaustive.Back to the top
What happens during the eyelid surgery?
At Medical Inn Clinic, the eyelid surgery is done for outpatient and it can take one to three hours. You cannot feel the pain because the sedatives and local anaesthetic is given. How long the surgery takes place, depend on extend of the problem and the level of the correction required. The following is just an outline.
The first step is to inject anaesthesia on the local areas so that the tissues found on the eyes are frozen. An incision is made within the natural crease of the eyelids so the resulting scars will be hidden. If it is the upper lids that have to be corrected, the incision is done within its natural crease. For a lower eyelid, the incision is made within the underneath lashes or within the inside of a lower eyelid. The two locations help to conceal the scars. Using an incision, a desired amount of the sagging of the skin with the excess fat can be removed. A plastic surgeon who is experienced from Medical Inn Clinic is going to make sure that the necessary amount of the skin and fat gets removed in order to achieve the best results and to avoid cases of hollowness. The incision is closed before being dressed. As the scar gets healed, it will heal to become a fine and thin line and it is hard for any other person to see.
You will be asked to arrange for the transportation before the procedure and to have with you a loved person for the entire day of the procedure. Antibiotics ointment and pain medication will be given and in some cases the eye drops also. You will go back to Medical Inn Clinic after a week for the follow up.Back to the top
What to do after the eyelid surgery?
After the surgery, you need to be aware that there is a certain degree of the soreness that may take place. The bruising can take place and it can appear for two or four weeks. Some makeup techniques may be used to camouflage the bruising. The physician is going to be available so that he can respond to the concerns that you have during the recovery period. This is especially when you feel severe pain which is not controlled by the medication prescribed.
After the surgery, sometime you may suffer double vision and blurring. Sometime the eyes maybe itchy but the eye drops that were recommended by the physician may alleviate such problem. After three days, you will be able to watch TV or to read. Within 10 days, you will be fit to go back to your work if it is not physically strenuous.
Many patients will have to take some days off and in some cases it can be even a week. The result you get from the eye surgery is going to last for a long period and in some cases, it is permanent.Back to the top
EYELID SURGERY – BLEPHAROPLASTY Q & A
Is it possible to have an upper and lower eyelid surgery in the same procedure?
Yes it happens in case you are the right candidate
When should I start to see results?
You are going to see noticeable change immediately after the surgery but much better results will be remarkable when the surgery will be subsided in around 1 to 2 weeks. The redness found around an incision line is going to take longer to be subsided and this is around 4 to 6 weeks but they can gradually fade within two months.
Do I get permanent result?
The results you get from the eyelid surgery will be permanent but they can be affected by aging, trauma and childbirth.
What is the best age to get an eye surgery?
There is no required age that you need to be in order to get the surgery. There are patients who are in 30s but who have noticeable signs of age on the eyes and they decide to undergo the surgery so that they can get the appearance they require. Such patients may have inherited the excess skin on their eyes or too much eye bags.
What problems that are not going to be corrected by the eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is meant to treat the people with realist expectation for the outcome from the procedure and they should be in general good health in the terms of their physical or mental well being. Since the procedure is a cosmetic procedure which is optional, the people has to make a choice to continue with the surgery or not depending on their own decision. In this manner, the outcome is going to be satisfying.
During the initial consultation, you need to discuss the expectations you have and the goals you want to achieve with the patient consultant so that you can be aware if the eyelid surgery is the right option for you. You will also be told about suitable alternatives that you can choose during consultation.
What kind of the anaesthesia that has to be used?
Normally sedation with local anaesthesia is used.
What are potential risks that I should be aware off before the eyelid surgery?
All types of surgery have potential risks. These that may be caused by the eyelid surgery are some temporary side effects like bruising, discomfort, swelling and blurry vision. When the surgeon removes too much fat, the hollowness on the eyes can take place. However, the risk for this problem to take place is reduced when a knowledgeable and experienced physician is the one to do the procedure.
Is it possible that the eyelid surgery will reduce wrinkles?
The main reason of Blepharoplasty is removing the excess skin and excess fat. There are some wrinkles which have to be removed if they are found around the skin that has to be removed. If you wish to get rid of the Crows Feet, you should consider Botolinumtoxin A.
What is called double eyelid?
People especially these, who have East Asia’s origins, they do not have any crease in an upper eyelid. This is why their eyes look small or not that bright compared to the people that have a crease. Such crease in an upper eyelid is also known as double eyelid. Having a double eyelid is among the aesthetic improvement gotten from Blepharoplasty.