Eyelid surgery which is also referred as an eye lift or blepharoplasty saves you from having puffy eyes; tired and older look by reducing bagginess from lower eyelids and removing excess skin from the upper eyelids. The patient should bear in mind that dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet or other facial wrinkles will be eliminated with this surgery .While Soft wrinkles can be corrected with the help of injections of botox or fillers , excessive skin can only be corrected with surgery. In some cases it is a medical requirement considering patient’s health and needs; that is, excess skin on the upper lids or bags under your eyes may lead to loss of vision as well as consequent headaches.
Are you a good candidate for an eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is the best for those who are in good health and have realistic expectations besides being 35 or older though you can also be as young as 20 if these conditions run in your family. This surgery can enhance your appearance giving you a younger, much fresher and healthier look.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
The blepharoplasty takes almost 1 hour and your doctor will use local anesthesia. Your surgeon usually cuts along the natural lines of your eyelids so that the resultant scars are concealed within the natural structures of your eyelid region. With an incision on the eyelid, the upper eyelid can be corrected with removal of fat or excess skin and tightening of musles. The stitches-sutures ,used to close the incision,are very small and removed within the week while the lower lids may or may not require stitches.