Eyelid surgery – Here’s all you need to know

Baggy eyes give away a tired and uninteresting look. However, the good news is that medical procedures to improve the look and function of the eyes are accessible. One of the most effective and helpful procedures is Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, helps to shape or raise the skin around the eyes. This surgery removes the excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids and smooths out fine creases. This blog will go over everything you need to know about the surgery.

What is eyelid surgery?

A plastic surgeon performs eyelid surgery on both eyelids. The procedure begins with a minute cut. The cut for the upper eyelid is generally around the top part of the eyelid.  After that, extra fat will be removed or relocated, muscles will be readjusted, and extra skin will be removed. The cut is beneath the eyelashes on the lower eyelid. As a result, fat is removed, and excess skin is removed. A cut can also be made on the interior of the lower eyelid. This procedure removes or redistributes extra fat without removing any skin.

The purpose of this surgery – 

The area surrounding the eyes will be firmed with the surgery. In other words, this surgery is to remove the fat deposits around the eyes. Did you know that the bags that form under your eyes can impair your vision?

Contraindications – 

The following are what you have to look out for. If you experience any of the below, you might not be a good candidate for the surgery because of –  

  1. Any uncontrolled medical condition
  2. Dry eyes
  3. Any skin conditions like Eczema & Psoriasis
  4. Having had previous surgeries

Also read: How to avoid eye infections

Recovery – 

It will take 10 to 14 days for you to recover fully. Blepharoplasty, similarly like any other procedure, includes severe effects, the majority of which are minor and temporary. Pain can be present for the first few days after surgery, but it should subside as the week progresses.

  1. Swelling or bruising in/around the eyelids for one to two weeks
  2. Eyelids that are too tight
  3. Dryness of the eyes
  4. Itching
  5. Burning

In conclusion, for several weeks, your eyes may feel stressed quicker than usual. Also, we would suggest that you have someone with you for help for a couple of days. You should also keep your head tilted up to help the blood circulate better. 

Now that you’ve learned more about eyelid surgery, you may choose your chosen surgeon. If you find any discomfort in your eyesight, we suggest contacting our specialists right away. Please click here to schedule an appointment.