When we get older, the upper and lower lids can show “puffiness” (or excess skin). In blepharoplasty, excess fat and tissue are removed from the eyelids. This procedure is also used to correct lower and upper eyelids which are sagging. In younger patients, a hidden incision inside the eyelid can be used to remove extra fat. Blepharoplasty can be beneficial for aesthetic reasons, but it will not remove dark circles and crow’s feet. This procedure is combined with a lift of the eyebrows to give a full facelift. It can also be performed in conjunction with a full facelift if needed, continue.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons spend about an hour with each patient, to examine and take a medical history. You’ll be able to discuss any concerns you have and the surgeons recommendations in great detail. In addition to eyelids, the contours of the forehead and brows will also be assessed. A browlift may be recommended to improve the appearance of upper eyelids and forehead. With the aid of an endoscope, surgeons can perform a browlift.
Only eyelid procedures should be carried out in facilities with full accreditation. Most often, intravenous sedation combined with local anesthetics is used to provide anesthesia. This procedure can be performed with or without a browlift.
This procedure also removes excess skin and fatty tissue. An incision beneath the lower eyelid lashes is performed, or an internal incision (for fat only) can also be used.
Local anesthesia is sometimes used in surgery. The discomfort after the operation can usually be relieved by using analgesia administered orally, along with a cool face mask. Usually, sutures will be removed between the 5th and 7th day after surgery. Swelling and bruising are two common postoperative symptoms. They usually go away within 10 to 14. It is possible to apply make-up after one week. For a full month, avoid any strenuous exercise. You should avoid driving until you can take pain medication orally without experiencing any discomfort.
Patients can usually go home the same day as the procedure. An adult responsible for them should stay with them the first night. Patients who are undergoing this procedure along with a browlift, or facelift usually have to stay for at least one overnight in a rehabilitation facility. While it is safe to exercise the night prior to surgery, strenuous exercises should be avoided for two weeks. Although it can take up to two weeks for swelling and bruises to subside, patients usually notice an improvement after five or seven days. Two weeks later, the patient feels more refreshed and attractive.