Eyelid surgery ( blephroplasty ) is a procedure to remove fat usually along with excess skin and muscles from the upper and lower eyelids .
Why is it done ?
-as we age, excess skin forms in the eye area and the skin looses its elasticity .
-fat tissue accumulates under the skin .
- eyes look older as the ageing progresses and leaves the eye appearing tired , wrinkled and puffy .
Will the surgery hurt ?
Blepharoplasty can be done under local anaesthesia which numbs the area around your eyes . It can also be done under general anaesthesia , especially if combined with other procedures .
What is the procedure ?
The procedure usually takes one to two hours , depending on the extent of the surgery . The surgeon makes incision following the natural lines of your eyelids - in the crease of your upper lids and just below the lashes in your lower lids . The incision may extend into the crows feet at the outer corner of your eyes . Working through these incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from the underlying fat , tissue and muscles ; removes excess fat and often trims sagging skin and muscles . The incision is then closed with very fine sutures .
What are the expectations from the surgery ?
Most people expect good result from blepharoplasty , the removal of excess eyelid skin or fat deposits make you look more youthful .
Excessive tear formation and sensitivity to bright light for the first few days .
Blurring of vision , due to swelling and use of ointment in the eye .
Infection , bruising . which usually settle in a day or two .