The eyes are the most expressive elements of the face.
Droopy eyelids make the person to look older. Puffiness and bags under the eyes add tiered and worn facial appearance.
Blepharoplasty is an operation aimed to restore a fresher and more youthful look to the eyes.
The operation consists of the removal of excess upper and lower eyelid skin and / or bags under the eyes. The procedure cannot alter dark circles, fine wrinkles around the eyes. Blepharoplasty may be done as a single procedure or in a combination with brow lift, forehead lift and skin resurfacing.
Successful operation is a result of a good rapport between patient and surgeon.
The consultation before surgery helps to answer specific questions about your specific needs. The consultation is time when a surgeon learns your expectations, examines you and finally elaborates a surgical plan. You will discuss
the risks involved in surgery, anesthesia, pain control and wound management after the procedure. Photographs of your face are always taken for the surgical planning and postoperative care. Computer imaging software assists to discuss with you a proposed operation. Information about your vision, tear protrusion, use of lenses is very important.
The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia. Incisions are placed in skin creases and behind the eyelids for the best cosmetic result.
After surgery pain medication may be required for a day or two. Tear drops, eye creams are helpful to alleviate discomfort and to enhance healing. Stitches usually removed in 5 -7 days. Bruises disappear in majority of patients within two weeks. By that time you can resume physical activities.
Results last for many years.
Visit the Blepharoplasty page on the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website for more information about this procedure.
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