Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Eyelid plastic surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries after rhinoplasty. Its purpose is to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids to get rid of drooping skin over the eyes or bags under the eyes. The reasons people turn to this procedure can be different. But the main task of eyelid plastic surgery is to improve the appearance and give the face a more youthful look. Let’s see if such an operation is suitable for everyone and what can be expected from it.

What Does Blepharoplasty Involve?

Before you go ahead, please note that results cannot be guaranteed, and also make sure you have no contraindications. When adjusting the upper eyelid, the blepharoplasty surgeon makes an incision in an area in the natural crease of the eyelid to hide the scar. On the lower eyelid, the incision is masked just below the lash line or on the inside of the lower eyelid.

Usually, such an operation takes from 1 to 2 hours and the patient can go home the same day. However, you will see a beautiful result of the eyelid plastic surgery much later:

  • For a week, you will have to wear suture strips that are applied to support the eyelids after the operation.
  • Swelling, bruising, and scarring will be visible for several weeks.

For several days after cosmetic eye surgery, you will have to avoid physical activity, apply ice to your eyes to reduce swelling, apply a special ointment to your eyelids, and take painkillers.

How Dangerous Is Blepharoplasty?

Temporary effects such as swollen eyelids, irritated eyes, and bruising completely disappear within a few weeks. Scars become almost invisible. However, there are times when eyelid plastic surgery leads to serious problems:

  • Omission, eversion, or retraction of the eyelid;
  • Damage to the eye muscles and deterioration of vision;
  • Scar tissue at the incision site.

Compare the desired effect with the possible risks and only then decide on the operation.

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