Eyelid surgery (also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty), reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.
This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons however its also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.
What you need to know if you are considering this procedure.
Step 1 - Anesthethesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local sedation or general anesthesia.
Together with your surgeon you will discuss the best choice for you depending upon how you feel and your budget.
Step 2- the incision
The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so the resultant scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
The upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease on the eyelid. This allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and removal of excess skin.
Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed. Again, the excess fat can be repositioned or removed.
A transconjunctival incision, created on the inside of the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat. With this technique, no skin is removed.
Step 3: Closing the incision
Eyelid incisions typically are closed with sutures or skin glue. Sutures are removed within one week.
Step 4- The results
The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.