Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is usually performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids. Incisions may be made from the inside surface of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival ); this allows removal of lower eyelid fat without an externally-visible scar, but does not allow excess skin to be removed. The operation typically takes one to three hours to complete. It is done under general anesthesia or i/v sedation. Initial swelling and bruising resolve in one to two weeks but at least months are needed until the final result becomes stable. Blepharoplasty’s effects are best appreciated by comparing before and after photos of surgical patients. The anatomy of the eyelids, skin quality, age, and the adjacent tissue all affect the cosmetic and functional outcomes.


CONDITIONS:

  • 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.
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
  • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.


YOU MUST TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE ANY :

  • Eye disease
  • Thyroid disorders such as under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or diabetes


NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES

Non-surgical alternatives have shown improvement with patients exhibiting early indications of facial aging. Lasers, chemical peels, botulinum toxin, and dermal fillers are all used in some degree to treat periorbital tissue. These techniques are effective , yet have not replaced surgical treatments, and should not be confused with blepharoplasty, which treats not only the superficial skin tissue, but also underlying fat and muscle tissues

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