Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It is common to combine eyelid surgery with other procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, to help get rid of other lines on the face. Offering combined procedures such as these is a rapidly growing trend in cosmetic surgery. People opt for eyelid surgery for a number of reasons. Wanting to look younger and less tired are the main reasons. In cases where upper eyelids droop over the eyes, impairing vision, eyelid surgery is a necessity. You are a good candidate for the procedure if you have
-Sagging or loose excess skin on the upper eyelids, potentially impairing your vision.
-Puffiness in the upper eyelids that make your eyes looks tired.
-Excess skin on the lower eyelids.
-Crepe-like fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid.
-Bags or dark circles under your eyes.
-Drooping lower eyelids
Eyelid surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours; the amount of time needed depends on the extent of work required. Incisions are made in the creases in the upper eyelids and underneath the lashes in the lower lids. Sometimes the incisions may extend beyond the outer corners of the eyes. Through these incisions, the surgeon will preserve or remove tiny parts of the excess fat and trim excess skin and sagging muscles. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
When the procedure is finished, you will have a little bruises under the eye and will go back home at the same day of operation. You will be able to watch television and read two or three days following surgery and can go back to work as soon as you are able to do these things.