What is Blepharoplasty?
Some people suffer from excess skin on their eyelids. This may not only give an appearance of droopy eyelids, which is an aesthetic concern, but also cause functional problems with vision as there is an obstruction.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation helps remove this excess skin and tighten the area around that skin for an alert and youthful appearance.
Who Can Opt for a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Do you struggle with the following?
- Tired or droopy looking eyes
- Papery texture of eyelid skin
- Dark circles and puffy eyes
- Hooded eyelids
- Prominent crow’s feet
- Deep tear troughs
If yes, then you can opt for Blepharoplasty to
- Remove the excess eyelid skin.
- Get rid of bags under the eyes.
- Make you look alert by opening the space around the eyes.
- Improve vision problems on account of obstructed view.
This procedure will not however change your eye colour or give you new eyes. And concerns about loss of vision are unfounded – blepharoplasty does not make you go blind.
Blepharoplasty – The Procedure
Consult a Gold Medalist surgeon to discuss your case. This helps minimize any risks and complications while giving the desired outcome.
Blepharoplasty may need to be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or simultaneously on both – this is case specific. General or local anaesthesia may be used depending upon the level of complexity and whether blepharoplasty is clubbed with other cosmetic procedures.
Precise markings are made to designate the areas of excess skin and fat pads. Some underlying muscles may also have to be removed in some cases. The incision is made in the natural folds of the eyelid, the crease in the upper eyelid, or beneath the eyelashes to ensure that there is no visible scarring. In some cases, incision may even be made through the inner layer of the eyelid or conjunctiva when skin excision is not required.
Instruments like scalpels, surgical scissors, radiofrequency cutting devices and cutting lasers are used to remove the excess skin, fat and muscle. After this, suturing is done, or tissue adhesives are applied to smoothen the area around the eyebrows and eyelids.
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Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure and complete recovery may take up to 2 weeks.
- You may experience temporary bruising and swelling for the first couple of days, which may make it difficult to open the eyes. Applying compress can help ease this.
- Daily routine may be resumed after 1 to 2 days.
- Sutures are removed on the 5th or 6th day after the surgery.
- Topical ointment must be applied daily.
- Do not use eye makeup or contact lenses unless allowed by the surgeon.
Please follow all precautions advised by the surgeon for complete, safe, and speedy recovery. Meet Dr Priya Bansal, a Gold Medalist female plastic surgeon, to learn more about the procedure and its benefits. With years of experience behind her, Dr Bansal believes in high level surgical care and meeting the patient’s needs.