You're still happy, young, and energetic, but you've noticed that your eyes are telling a different story. You've been looking in the mirror lately, pulling back loose, sagging skin around your eyelids, wishing your appearance reflected how you feel on the inside. To top it all off, people are constantly asking if you're tired—even after a good night's sleep. You despise the mirror, your phone camera and any other reflective surface annoys you.
Does this sound all too familiar? The good news is that cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance and function of the eyes are available. Blepharoplasty is one of the most effective and beneficial procedures available.
Eyelids stretch with age, and the muscles that support them weaken. As a result, extra skin and fat can accumulate above and below your eyelids. Sagging brows, droopy upper lids, and bags under the eyes can result from this.
Aside from aging, severely sagging skin around the eyes can impair peripheral vision, particularly in the upper and outer parts of the visual field. These vision problems can be reduced or eliminated with blepharoplasty surgery. The procedure can also make the eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a combination procedure that tightens and lifts the skin around the upper and lower eyelids. By repositioning fat, tightening muscles, supporting tendons, and removing excess skin around the eyes, these procedures dramatically improve sagging upper eyelids and under-eye bags while also increasing your field of vision. Laser blepharoplasty cost usually ranges from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2,00,000.
Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, with over 206,000 procedures performed in the United States alone in 2018. Blepharoplasty is so popular because the eyes are often the first to show visible signs of ageing. Our eyelids stretch as we age, while the muscles that support them weaken.
In fact, noticing signs of a tired or fatigued appearance as early as your thirties is completely normal. This is sometimes caused by a hereditary condition that runs in your family, which, thankfully, can be treated early on. Upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery is done according to the patient's requirements. Upper blepharoplasty surgery removes skin and fat through incisions. The skin is then brought together with a thin stitch to form an eyelid crease.
Lower eyelid surgery involves your doctor making cuts in the lower eyelid and then removing excess skin and fat. The skin will then be sewn back together to create a smoother, lifted appearance.
Why You Should Get Blepharoplasty Done
Blepharoplasty may be appropriate for:
- Upper eyelids that are baggy or droopy
- Excess upper eyelid skin that partially blocks peripheral vision
- Skin excess on the lower eyelids
- Bags beneath the eyes
- Blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures such as brow lift, face lift, or skin resurfacing.
What To Expect Before Procedure
Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. You may be given drugs, such as injections into your eyelids to numb them and drugs via IV to help you relax.
What To Expect During The Procedure
The upper eyelids are cut along the fold of the eyelid by the surgeon. The excess skin, muscle, and possibly fat are removed by the surgeon. The surgeon then closes the wound.
On the lower lid, the surgeon cuts just below the lashes in the natural crease of your eye or inside the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and sagging skin are removed or redistributed by the surgeon. The surgeon then closes the wound.
If your upper eyelid droops close to your pupil, your surgeon may combine blepharoplasty with ptosis surgery (TOE-sis). Ptosis is a procedure that lifts and removes excess eyelid skin.
What To Expect After Procedure
After surgery, you will spend time in a recovery room where staff will keep an eye on you for any complications. You are free to leave later that day to recover at home.
Following surgery, you may experience:
- Blurred vision as a result of eye lubricant application
- tearing eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Dual vision
- Eyelids puffy and numb
- Swelling and bruising resembling black eyes
- Discomfort or pain
Unless your surgeon instructs you otherwise, take the following steps to aid in your recovery from surgery.
- Apply ice packs to your eyes for 10 minutes every hour for the first 24 hours after surgery. The next day, apply ice packs to your eyes 4 to 5 times throughout the day
- Apply eye drops or ointments as directed. For a few days, sleep with your head higher than your chest.
- To reduce swelling, apply cool compresses.
- Wear dark sunglasses to shield your eyelid skin from the sun and wind.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol, among others) can be used to relieve pain if necessary.
- Engage in any strenuous activity for a week, including heavy lifting, swimming, jogging, or aerobics.
- You should rub your eyes.
- Wear contact lenses for approximately two weeks.
- Use aspirin and ibuprofen
Return to the care provider's office as directed to have any stitches removed. Seek medical attention right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Breathing difficulty
- Chest ache
- A high heart rate
- New severe eye pain
- Bleeding Vision Issues
Many people who have blepharoplasty report feeling more confident and looking younger and more rested. For some people, the effects of surgery may last a lifetime. Others may experience recurring droopy eyelids.
Bruising and swelling usually fade over a period of 10 to 14 days. Scars from surgical cuts may take several months to fade. Sun exposure should be avoided to your delicate eyelid skin. Safe and efficient blepharoplasty is done at Eterna Vision & Aesthetics - a pioneering organization in the Indian plastic surgery industry. Book your appointment today!