Many of us must have seen people who have drooping (low lying) eyelids or heavy baggy lower eyelids. While the former impairs the normal vision, the latter is more of an aesthetic concern. Blepharoplasty or Eye Surgery is the surgical treatment to correct either of these concerns.
An eyelid surgery can help the patient with:
- Contouring and tightening the sagging skin, usually of the upper eyelid
- Removal of the fatty deposits in the under eye region which result in puffiness
- Eye bags which are there but devoid of any fat
- Drooping lower eyelids which give a bulging appearance to the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles in the under eye region
- The Ideal Candidate
- The Post Procedure Instructions
Anyone who has any of the concerns mentioned above or wants to get their eyes contoured for aesthetic reasons is a suitable candidate for eye surgery.
It is however important to note that in certain cases, the drooping upper eyelid is caused due to relaxation of the forehead skin and eyebrow. A condition called eyelid ptosis, it cannot be cured by the usual eyelid surgery
There will be some initial swelling and bruising; some patients may also experience discomfort or dry eyes. Medication would be prescribed for that and most likely they should go away within two weeks. Should you experience these longer or aren’t able to tolerate it, please get in touch with your cosmetologist before taking any steps on your own.
Lubricating ointments and cold compresses may be applied post the surgery or alternatively, your eye will be covered with a bandage for some time.
Your doctor will advise you about the medications and care instructions based on the kind of surgery undertaken. Specific care will have to be undertaken to avoid sun exposure or any infection- it would be preferred that you do not touch your near eye area without washing your hands thoroughly.