Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery as it is commonly referred to, is a surgical procedure that helps repair drooping eyelids and muscle sagging around the eyes. It is possible to perform eyelid surgery in order to improve the appearance of an individual and enhance their eyes. The surgical correction for abnormally drooping lids will also help to reduce strain on the eyes and restore maximum peripheral vision.
Candidates for Surgery
A technique called blepharoplasty, is used for treating droopy or sagging eyelids. It is also commonly used in the treatment of excess eyelid skin. Although a small amount of excess eyelid tissue is a cosmetic issue, for some individuals their eyelids droop right to the tarsal border and block vision. It can occur in people whose eyelids begin at a lower level than usual, which is called ptosis. This defect is called congenital (or congenital) ptosis. The child must receive the appropriate treatment in order to keep their vision. The majority of patients, however, have normal eyelid margins at birth. Droopiness, on the other hand, is caused by natural factors such as aging or neuromuscular conditions.
Asian Eyelid Surgery
The cosmetic surgery of the eyelids can also correct monolids or’single eyes’, which are common in Asians. In more than half of Asians, the upper eyelid is born without a fold. This makes their eyes look droopy. In order to restore the fold in single-eyelid cases and correct their droopy eyes, the excess fat and skin on the upper eyelid is removed. After surgery, patients might notice the crease appears high up on the eyelid. However, after about a month the crease will fall into its natural place.
The Asian eyelids are different from those with normal creases, so it’s important to choose a surgeon who has enough experience in making incisions at the correct spot. This will allow the surgeon to remove the exact amount of tissue needed to produce the crease. Consult a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in Asian eye structures and who is skilled at corrective techniques before undergoing this procedure.
The Surgical Results
The blepharoplasty procedure is considered one of the simpler cosmetic procedures. This is usually performed outpatient. In eyelid surgery, excess tissue is removed around the eyes. Sagging will be greatly reduced. As a result, the muscles beneath the skin are also tightened. Patients may not be able to see a reduction in wrinkles and crows feet, even though droopy eyeslids have been effectively treated.
Healing is typically relatively rapid and can occur within weeks of surgery. Eye drops will help to reduce irritation, while pain relievers can control any discomfort.
Most often, blepharoplasty can be performed as an elective procedure to reduce baggy eyes and enhance vision. The cosmetic eyelid procedure can be done in combination with a brow or eyelid lift to enhance facial features.