Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
Bags under the eyes
Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Surgery for upper or lower eyelid takes one and for both two hours and is performed with local and IV sedation anesthesia. There is very fine sutures for upper lids which is removed after 4 to 6 days. For lower lids having stiches or not depends on the method of surgery. Sometimes the incision is inside the lid for removing or repositining of herniated fat. In this condition there is no suture. For removing excess skin, an incision is made just below the eyelashes and again closed with fine stiches. There is no dressing on eyes except a fine, narrow tape, don’t touc it. You are discharged after a few hours. Having slight pain, swelling, photophobia and bruising is usual. Immediately contact us if there is sever, abrupt pain, swelling, or change of vision. You are given pain killers, antibiotic and artificial tear eye drops. There is small risk of bleeding, infection, wound dehiscency and very rarely loss of vision. The bruising under the eye after lower blepharoplasty may lasts a few weeks. The site of incisions are barely visible after a few months.