Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty in professional medical language, is a cosmetic procedure during which excess fat and skin along with the muscle is removed from the upper and lower eyelids.
Dropping upper eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes can make you look older than you really are. The effects are due to the aging process and are caused by excess fat and skin around your eyes.
Dropping upper eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes may not only change your appearance and cause some psychological problems but also may interfere with your vision. Puffiness of lower lids cannot be improved with the application of any cream or other skin care products. This problem can only be solved with the help of eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery is generally performed on adults, who through the natural aging process have lost the elasticity in the skin around their eyes. An eyelid reduction removes the surplus skin and fat to produce a more alert appearance and reduce morning swelling.
As people get older their bodies change. These changes are associated with many reasons and aging is one of the most important reasons of all. Eyelid surgery is one of the corrective procedures that are able to improve people’s appearance and make them feel better about how they look.
The eyes are the windows to the soul as the old saying goes. If your eyes look great you look great. Our eyes make the first contact whenever we meet with someone. Well-toned clear skins of the eyelids are of crucial importance for overall beauty. Eyelid surgery can usually eradicate the problems, however in some cases additional procedures may be necessary in conjunction with this surgery. Your surgeon will make a thorough assessment of your individual requirements and advise you accordingly.
Incisions are made in natural creases in your both upper and lower eyelids so that they can’t be easily noticeable after recovery from surgery. The tender skin around the eyes is more vulnerable to frequent expression leading to the ‘wrinkles’ that tends to become deeper in this area. If you wish to minimize them, a laser treatment can be employed in this area during your surgical procedure.
If you are going to have a general anesthetic and are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking before surgery to prevent any unnecessary complications. Some analgesics like aspirin and even some anti-inflammatory drugs should not be taken prior to eyelid surgery as a safety measure.