Blepharoplasty or eyelift surgery is a type of anti-aging cosmetic surgery, which is performed on the eyelids. It is one of the most commonly performed facial approaches and is mostly approached by people looking for anti-aging treatments and those who want to correct droopy eyelids and signs of aging that develop around the eyes.
Why Blepharoplasty Is Popular?
Drooping of the skin around the eyes is a native part of aging. The sensitive skin around the eyes is usually the first place to show signs of aging. Our skin loses elasticity and our muscles weaken with increasing age. As a consequence of this, the eyelids may sag and droop and bags may develop in the lower lids. Eyelid surgery can correct these problems and give a more rested and rejuvenated appearance. One can opt for blepharoplasty surgery in jaipur at AK Aesthetics performed by the famous and popular cosmetic surgeon Dr. Akangsha Sharma.
Aim of Blepharoplasty Surgery
This surgery aims to rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes and give a youthful appearance to the face by removing excess skin from the upper eyelids and reducing bagginess from the lower eyelids. It is also a productive method to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision. This surgery is often done along with other procedures like forehead lifts and surgical facelifts.
Eyelid surgery can improve appearance and help build the candidate’s confidence. Recovery from blepharoplasty is relatively short as compared with other types of surgeries. Eyelid surgery won’t change the basic structure of the eyes as it is not a reconstructive procedure.
The best candidates for blepharoplasty surgery are individuals typically 30 years old or above, who are in good health and who have no other eye conditions. If candidates have significant bags under the eyes, or if their eyebrows are starting to sag, they can opt for a blepharoplasty procedure.
Note: Blepharoplasty surgery is not recommended for the ones who have diabetes, eye diseases, such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina, thyroid diseases, Graves’ disease, under or over-active thyroid, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders.
Dr. Akangsha Sharma, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Jaipur conducts some tests and measures eyes before undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure, to check if one is a suitable candidate for the surgery. The procedure usually takes approximately two hours, if both upper and lower eyelid surgery is done together. Post-surgical swelling and discoloration may initially obscure the final outcome. Candidatse should be able to see the final results from cosmetic eyelid surgery in about 4-6 weeks following the blepharoplasty surgery. The results of blepharoplasty are designed to be long-lasting, but eyelid surgery won’t stop aging. However, over time, in response to aging and other environmental factors, the elasticity of the skin and the quality of the underlying facial muscles will continue to change.
Procedure Blepharoplasty Surgery
- The surgeon will either use local anesthesia with IV sedation.
- Then will make markings and will cut along the natural lines of the eyelids, through which they will separate the skin from underlying tissue and remove the excess fat and skin.
- In upper lid blepharoplasty the excess fat and skin is removed and in lower lid blepharoplasty involves the removal of fat, which contributes to under-eye bags.
- In the lower lid blepharoplasty incision will be either on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside underneath the lower eyelashes. In the upper lid blepharoplasty, the incision is made in the natural folds of the eyelids, hence making it look natural.
- Then, depending on the technique used, the doctor will close those cuts with very small stitches.
- The sutures in the upper lids will stay for 3-6 days.
- Doctor will probably put ointment in the eyes to keep the eye moist and cover them with cold compresses.
After Blepharoplasty Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is good for at least five-seven years, whereas lower eyelid surgery needs to be repeated. The candidate may have blurry vision from the ointment and be sensitive to light due to minor corneal swelling and the use of eye lubricants that the surgeon provides. It is important to rest for a few days following eyelid surgery.
Candidates will have stitches in both the lids that will remain for as long as a week, so it is quite common to have swelling and bruising. Doctors may suggest taking ibupr-ofen to ease these symptoms. Some swelling and bruising may be seen, but most people do not experience much pain. The application of ice packs and elevating the head can help reduce swelling and speed up recovery. Light activity and restriction from heavy lifting are recommended for two weeks following surgery.
Other Surgeries Can Also Be Combined
Sometimes blepharoplasty surgery is also performed in conjunction with other procedures to improve the results, such as a brow lift or a full facelift, to address other cosmetic concerns at the same time. Brow lift brings about to rectify the damage to soft tissue elasticity in the upper third of the face. A face-lift associates up-lifting the skin and strengthening the underlying tissues. Fat in the face and neck may be sculptured, removed, or reorganized. Facial skin is then re-draped over the newly realigned contours of the face; excess skin is removed, and the wound is stitched or taped closed.
At AK Aesthetics, cosmetic, and plastic surgery clinic in Jaipur, Dr. Akangsha Sharma, performs all types of surgical procedures. To know more about these procedures, schedule a consult today!