A Blepharoplasty procedure also referred to as a Surgical Eyelid Lift and Corrective Eyelid Surgery – is a well-established procedure that addresses sagging and drooping tissues in the area surrounding the eyes. Its practical and aesthetic benefits make for substantial results.
Within Aesthetics, it is often the case that there is a surgical option & non-surgical option. However, it is important to note that there is no effective alternative to Blepharoplasty Surgery.
Here is an overview of this minor outpatient surgery that delivers a refreshed aesthetic to the eyes which in turn illuminates the face.
Who Can Benefit from Blepharoplasty?
• those with an excessively tired or exhausted ‘look’.
• those who desire a change to their eye aesthetic,
• those who are struggling to open their eyes fully,
• those who are suffering from visual impairments due to surplus skin near the eyes,
Blepharoplasty is a procedure most often performed on men and women over the age of 35 but remains an option for younger individuals who present the indications required to benefit from intervention. It can be performed on either or both eyes.
Types of Blepharoplasty & What they Treat
• Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Eliminates extra &/ loose tissue situated above the eye or resting on the lid (clinically known as dermatochalasis). Genetic predisposition &/ ageing can result in sagging or drooping skin around the upper eyelid which may interfere with vision; an Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty improves impaired vision. It can also be utilized to create a more ‘open’ rejuvenated eye aesthetic.
• Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Removes protruding fat deposits within the lower lids, reduces appearance of ‘puffiness’ or eye ‘bags’, corrects wrinkles and smooths skin around the lower eyelid.
• Combination Blepharoplasty: Targets undesired and problematic indications on both the upper and lower eyelid areas.
Before a Blepharoplasty
A qualified Cosmetic Surgeon must determine whether or not an individual is a suitable candidate for a Blepharoplasty. During a one-on-one consultation, a physical exam will take place, current health and health history will be reviewed, and goals and expectations will be discussed. These factors will all influence the professional recommendations and options available moving forward.
Moving Forward with a Blepharoplasty Procedure
Once a Blepharoplasty is chosen and scheduled, your surgeon will provide relevant advice on how to best prepare for surgery. As the day of the procedure approaches, follow the Doctor’s instructions exactly. Make your best effort to have everything in order where you intend to recover. Preparation and scheduled downtime will facilitate a faster and complication-free recovery time at home. You can click here to see how to get the most out of your surgery.
On the Day
The anatomical elements and target objectives of each individual will determine the specifics of the surgical technique used. General anaesthesia is usually preferred but local anaesthetic may be an option depending on your Surgeon’s recommendation.
During surgery, incisions are made. These are used as access points through which unwanted excess skin and tissue can be removed as required.
In order to minimize the appearance of visible scars; incisions are precisely placed within the natural layers and folds of remaining skin or on the lower lid between eyelashes.
Recovering following a Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is known as a surgery which allows for a straightforward and relatively quick recovery.
There will be swelling, irritation, and some bruising directly afterwards and in the days following surgery. It will diminish with time, the application of cool compresses, and ensuring that the head stays elevated.
Certain activities will need to be put on hold, including strenuous exercise or excessive screen time. Vision may be blurry or fuzzy in the first 24 to 48 hours, so it is best to schedule some time away to simply rest – perhaps with a couple of audio books. Results will begin to appear within as little as two weeks but it will take longer for full and final results to be enjoyed.
Redefine the way you see your Eyes
If your face always seem to look tired due to bulky or loose eyelids, Blepharoplasty is a straightforward minor outpatient surgery that effectively amends the problematic indications. The recovery is straightforward and relatively short. The surgery is established and the results are predictable, reliable and substantial.
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