Belpharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.
Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
The Abnoos Clinic with its well-trained and experienced plastic surgeons, will offer you beauty and youth to your eyes.
If you are sure you are a blepharoplasty candidate, our doctors and plastic surgeons will evaluate any medical condition your lids may have.
An eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) can safely be performed with local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
Local anesthesia is accomplished by injecting local anesthetic medication into the specific parts around your eyes where the surgery is to be performed, causing temporary loss of sensitivity, but you would be conscious during the procedure.
In case of general anesthesia, the patient will be completely asleep and unaware of the surroundings for 20 minutes up to 2 hours.
Incisions on the lids with tiny sutures that are hidden in the natural creases of your eyes. Any scars will be hidden in these natural creases so that they are not noticeable.
You may experience swollen eyelids and bruised, temporarily blurry vision is one of the common side effects and it should resolve within 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Your stitches may dissolve on their own or you can return to the doctor’s office to have stitches removed after 7 days.
Post Blepharoplasty Care:
Use of oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics which are given or prescribed by surgeon.
Apply cool compresses on your eyes for the first 48 hours.
Apply warm compresses after 48 hours of surgery.
If you use contact lenses, don’t put them in for about two weeks after surgery.
Do not wear makeup for 10 days.