Eyelid / Baggy Eyes ( Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty or an eyelid tuck as it is better known is done when ageing results in eye bags, sagging and drooping eyes. Excising/repositioning of fat and removal of loose skin and muscle tightening procedures help improve facial features exuding a youthful look. Blepharoplasty enhances the eyes by correcting the hollowed or empty eye appearance.
Do you need an Eyelid Surgery?
The exact procedure may vary depending on your surgeon’s assessment of your anatomy. Generally, an incision is made along the lash line in the lower lid and/or on the crease of the upper lid. Excess fat, muscle and skin are then removed and fine sutures close the incision. Typically, the sutures will be removed within a week of the procedure.
A “transconjunctival” eyelid surgery maybe recommended if you only have pockets of fat beneath your eyes and do not require removal of excess skin. In such cases as the incision is made inside your lower eyelids there will be no visible scars. However, transconjunctival blepharoplasty will only reduce puffiness in the lower eyelids but does not tighten the skin.
If you are considering getting an eyelid surgery done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure. Of course, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option in some cases.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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