Blepharoplasty is also called eyelid surgery before and after. The tissues and muscles surrounding the eyelid can be changed or enhanced surgically. It is possible to perform eyelid surgery for cosmetic or functional reasons.
Upper and lower eyelids are both candidates for surgery. Upper eyelids can have excessive skin that causes them to fall over their eyes. The eye can become distorted and stop working normally. The vision can be affected, and it can make driving or reading difficult. In these situations, excess tissue can be removed in order to restore normal eyelid functionality. Also, upper eyelid surgeries are performed for cosmetic purposes. The procedure is most common in Asians, who want to add a crease to their upper eyelid.
It is not a difficult procedure. The procedure is performed through incisions made on the eyelids. This includes the upper crease as well as the lower lashline. It is possible to remove excess skin using this process. In order to remove the excess tissue on the lower eyelids, an internal incision is made. It is best because it leaves no visible scars.
A typical eyelid surgery lasts between one and three hours. Swelling and bruising can occur at the start, but will disappear in weeks. Success of this procedure depends on many factors, including the skin’s quality, eyelid anatomy, and age. Some complications may occur due to these factors.
The dry eye syndrome can be a complication. After surgery, some patients experience dryness of the eye. This can cause damage to the eye. There is sometimes a looseness of the lower lip, causing lower-lid malposition. It is not flattering to have the skin removed too much, as it will give an stretched-out look.
Total recovery for eyelid surgeries is between two and three weeks. The patients will be sent home with instructions and medicine after their procedure. The patients are also given painkillers. Patients will be given ointments for the first couple of days in order to keep their area moist. Also, ice packs can be used to reduce swelling and bruising. Some eye drops can be prescribed for infections and dry eyes syndrome.