EYES ( Bags & Crow’s Feet)
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
• Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
• Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
• Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
• Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
• Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).
A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Upper Eyelid Surgery:
For upper eyelid surgery, generally an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the laugh lines or other existing creases. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when healed.
Lower Eyelid Surgery:
For lower eyelid surgery, often an incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, or fat may be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. Other adjustments to correct special problems such as muscle laxity may be performed. As in upper eyelid surgery, the incision is well camouflaged by natural creases.
This operation is easily tolerated by the patient. After surgery, there is some soreness and discomfort. Initial healing may include some post eyelid surgery swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Some bruising and swelling can be expected, you will be instructed to keep your head slightly elevated and apply cold compress. This swelling will usually begin to subside within several days.