Eyelid Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed at BeautyFix Plastic Surgery to enhance the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can be performed on either the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids or in some instances both. The goal of this procedure is typically to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids, sometimes for functionality purposes.
There are a few different methods your surgeon may opt to use during your eyelid surgery, depending on what your surgical goals are. The upper eyelid can typically be corrected and rejuvenated through an incision that falls in the crease of the eye. Lower eyelids can typically be corrected through an incision right under the lower lash line. Incisions will typically be closed either with medical glue or sutures, which will be removed after one week. For eyelid surgery that involves distributing or removing excess fat in the under eye, no incision is needed. Prior to receiving this surgery, you may be required to complete an eye exam to ensure that your eyes are healthy.
Eyelid surgery works to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and in some cases improve vision by removing excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids. Some eyelid surgeries will involve redistributing the existing fat in the face or removing excess.
Eyelid surgery can treat a number of cosmetic concerns relating to the appearance of the eyes. Some common reasons people get eyelid surgery are for droopy lower eyelids, bags under the eyes, puffy looking under eyes caused by fat deposits, excess skin that hangs down and impairs the natural contours of the eyelids. In some instances, a person may get eyelid surgery because their eyelids are sagging to the point where it is impairing their vision.
A good candidate for this procedure is typically someone who is in good health, has realistic goals for the surgery and does not have any serious eye conditions.
Yes, this surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the details of the procedure. Make sure to ask your surgeon what kind of anesthesia you will be given for this surgery and make arrangements for someone to take you home if necessary.
Eyelid surgery is typically done for cosmetic purposes, but it can sometimes be done for medical reasons if the upper eyelid droops so much that it impairs vision. At BeautyFix Plastic Surgery, we only perform cosmetic eyelid surgeries.
The recovery for this surgery takes about 12 weeks. During this time, you may experience dry eyes, swelling, bruising and irritation that can be treated with medication or ointment. During the recovery process, it is extremely important to protect the area from the sun by wearing dark tinted sunglasses. Do not rub your eyes during the recovery process.
The results of eyelid surgery are immediate, but they may not be visible until swelling and bruising has fully subsided, which can take up to two weeks.
The results of this surgery are permanent, however eyelids may begin to droop again due to aging.
The surgery can take one to two hours to complete if both eyelids are being operated on.
As with all surgeries, there are risks associated with eyelid surgery. Some risks associated with eyelid surgery are injury to eye muscles, dry and irritated eyes, difficulty closing the eyes or visible scarring. In very rare cases, eyelid surgery can result in a loss of eyesight. To mitigate these risks, it is very important to go to a trusted surgeon with prior experience performing eyelid surgeries.
Yes. Eyelid surgery is frequently combined with other facial surgeries such as an eyebrow lift or a face lift.
Eyelid surgery can, in some instances, result in visible scarring. The incisions made during the surgery are done so in a way to conceal scars as best as possible.