Eye Lift and Blepharoplasty

Eye Lift and Blepharoplasty

Eye Lift and Blepharoplasty




Cosmetic surgery has been a booming business with lots of people starting to engage in the trend of face and body enhancement surgeries. Just one part of this specialty is blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is not just for enhancing the general appearance of the eyes but also for achieving a more youthful look without making it obvious that someone had a plastic surgery.

The skin around the eyes is the first to exhibit signs of aging, not to mention how it can easily signal exhaustion and lack of sleep. Skin elasticity is gradually altered due to aging, resulting in a collection of excessive skin in the upper and lower lids due to gravitational pull. The muscles also weaken and fats become more prominent.

The procedure is usually done for aesthetics but may also help to improve eyesight for those people who have droopy eyelid that obstruct their field of vision. A functional blepharoplasty can also be performed to patients suffering from irritation due to rubbing of eyelid skin folds.

Blepharoplasty is often done in combination with other procedures to eliminate wrinkles and dark circles under eyes and for eye bag removal. Filler injections, brow lift, and laser resurfacing may be done together with blepharoplasty to achieve a more youthful appearance.



What is blepharoplasty?


Blepharoplasty is a relatively minor eyelid surgery designed to turn back the hands of time, defying the aging process. Though some may be due to genetics, droopy eyelid and puffy eye bags come with aging. Fixing these common problems entails removal of excess skin and fats in the upper and lower lids.Creating a crease on the lids can also be achieved with the procedure.


What is an Eye Lift Surgery ?


An eye lift surgery is different from a brow lift, though these terms are sometimes interchanged. An eye lift or upper eyelid lift is designed to fix droopy, inflated lids. Excess skin and fatty tissues are surgically removed. In some cases, repositioning of the muscles may also be done. An Eye lift surgery does not lift the brow, and in some cases may even lower the brow position. It also shouldn’t be confused with upper eyelid ptosis surgery.


Contraindications of Blepharoplasty


Some patients may be discouraged from undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgeries due to existing medical conditions such as:

  1. Glaucoma

  2. Dry eyes

  3. Thyroid eye disease

  4. Diabetes

Glaucoma and dry eyes can be aggravated by any eyelid surgery. Smokers may also be asked to quit smoking for several weeks prior to the cosmetic surgery.



Possible complications of Blepharoplasty


  1. Swelling of lids

  2. Redness

  3. Bleeding

  4. Inability to fully close the eyes

  5. Dry eyes

  6. Burning sensation on the eyes

  7. Excessive tearing

  8. Noticeable scarring

  9. Infection

  10. Hematoma

  11. Ectropion

  12. Overcorrection and undercorrection

  13. Double vision

  14. Loss of vision

If you’re considering undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery, consult an eye doctor to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Set realistic expectations if the purpose of the surgery is purely cosmetic.

The effect of the Eye Lift and Blepharoplasty can last up to 10 years but remember that the aging process will continue. A re-procedure may be done in the future.



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