Puffy bags and drooping eyelids can make it look like you are far older than what you really are. The skin on eyelids stretches as you grow older, muscles tend to weaker and fat ends up pooling around the eye area, so creating the saggy lids and unsightly bags that so many people fight to eliminate. Eyelid surgery, such as blepharoplasty, can help to remove any fat deposits from around the eye and create a more vibrant look.
What can blepharoplasty do for me?
The procedure is aimed at improving your eyelid appearance. It can be great for conditions such as:
-Puffiness in your upper eyelid from excess fat
-Excess skin surrounding the lower part of your eyelids
-Droopiness in your lower eyelids that cause part of the whites in your eye to be exposed
-Loose or sagging skin surrounding your eye that causes the upper lid to be contorted and disturb your vision
What can not the procedure do?
The procedure focuses on correcting impairments in your eyelids and remove fat. It can not fix:
You can do the procedure on its own or with other domestic procedures, such as a browlift or facelift.
Types of Procedures
Expect to spend one to three hours for the procedure to be complete. For those who want to have surgery done on both their lower and upper eyelids, you can often have the procedure done at the same time.
Standard Blepharoplasty: Removing Sagging Skin and Excess Fat
In a standard procedure, fat is removed from the lower and upper lids, as well as any sagging muscles and excess skin. A small incision is made around the natural crease in your eyelid and directly below the lashes in your lower eyelid. Using those incisions, the skin is separated from the fatty tissues and muscles underneath, while trimming away sagging skin and muscles. The incisions are closed using a fine suture.
Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty: Removal Excess Fat
For this procedure, the excess fat pockets are removed benefit your lower eyelids when you do not have any excess skin that needs to be taken out. An incision is made in your lower lid and the excess fat is removed using tiny forceps. A dissolvable suture is used to close up the incision, so there is not a scar that is left behind. This procedure is aimed at those who are younger with more supple and thicker skin.
After the procedure, you need to keep your head elevated for a few days. Use ice to help reduce the swelling. Make sure to clean the area properly. Every situation is different, but the end result is to deliver a more youthful appearance in the patient.