Also known as Blepharoplasty.
- Eyelid surgery is recommended for people who have excess skin covering their upper eyelids, sometimes obscuring their vision.
- Often puffy eyelids make you look sad, this surgery can be used to correct their appearance.
- Under eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes can be treated with this surgery.
Numerous individuals who consider an Eyelid surgery also consider Botox, fillers, facelift and brow lift.
|WHERE IS IT DONE|
General Anaethesia Or Local Anaesthesia depending on the case
INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS
These are the general techniques for making the incisions. Dr.Venkat will advise which is the better approach based on your cosmetic goals and general health.
Upper eyelid surgery:The surgeon makes strategically placed incisions along the natural creases of your lids such that the resulting scars are minimal and well hidden. Fine suture material will be used which further helps in decreasing the visibility of the scar.
Lower eyelid surgery: Two approaches can be applied
- Traditional approach: here the surgeon makes fine incisions along the creases of the lower eyelid and the lash line
- Transconjunctival approach: this technique is useful for removing the excess fat which is causing eyelid puffiness. Incision is made inside the lower eyelid.
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HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
Upper eyelid surgery:
The surgeon makes an incision along the creases of the upper eyelid and excess skin, fat and muscle would be removed through that point.
Lower eyelid surgery:
- When the procedure is done by the traditional approach, the surgeon makes incisions along the creases of lower eyelid or the lash line. Next, he will proceed to tighten the lower eyelid muscle and/or remove and reposition the excess fat and/or trim the excess skin to achieve the desired look.
- Trans-conjunctival approach is employed for correcting the lower eyelid bags and puffiness. After making an incision inside the lower eyelid, the surgeon removes the excess fat to achieve the desired look.
- For individuals with only a minute amount of excess skin in the lower eyelids, ‘skin pinch’ blepharoplasty can be performed.
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AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY
- Sutures will be removed 2-7 days after the surgery.
- The surgeon might recommend cold compresses, ointments and eye drops for the first 10 to 12 days.
- Avoid contact sports and any strenuous exercises for 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
- To protect your eyes from dust and wind, wear dark sunglasses covering your whole eyes for at least 14 days after the surgery.
|FOLLOW UP VISITS|
|1 week after the surgery.|
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Results from Lower eyelid surgery are usually long lasting. This procedure is usually performed for treating eye bags and puffiness around the eyes. Normal ageing will still take place and the wrinkles and under eye bags can still recur at a later point in life.
In Upper eyelid surgery, results from removal of excess skin should last a long time. However, as you age due to normal ageing process, the brow can droop and excess skin may reappear. Instead of a second upper eyelid surgery, a brow lift is recommended to deal with this.
MAINTAIN GOOD COMMUNICATION WITH THE AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEON
Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for post procedure review and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.
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LIMITATIONS & RISKS
Significant complications from Eyelid surgery, fortunately, are infrequent. Every year, thousands of people undergo this procedure successfully and are glad with the results. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during your consultation.
Some degree of risk will be present with every surgery. Some of the potential complications involved in all surgeries are:
- Infection and bleeding
- Adverse response to the specific med
- Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
- Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
- Changes in sensation
- Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures
For optimal results and to minimize certain risks and it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.