Eyelid

Frequently Asked Questions: Blepharoplasty

EyelidWhen you reach your early 40s, the skin around your eyes loses its elasticity and becomes weak, causing it to form extra folds. The muscles underneath your eyes are also becoming weaker, allowing fats to go through it and form pouches or bags.

These and more cause the upper and the lower eyelids to droop and sag, giving you a tired, sluggish look, and might even block your peripheral vision.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure of removing the excess fats and skin in and around the eyelids to improve vision and to give you that young, alert look. Some people call blepharoplasty as ‘eyelid lift,’ although it would be a misnomer because eyelid surgeries do not, technically, lift the eyelids.

How Does the Procedure Work?

According to guestwell.com, blepharoplasty may involve the upper or the lower eyelid,or both. It consists of creating skin incisions to remove the excess fats and skin. After the removal, surgeons will stitch the incisions, and the patient can resumenormal activitiesafter 7 to 10 days.

What are the Risks?

Mayo Clinic listed some of the possible risks associated with blepharoplasty:

• Irritation and dryness of the eyes
• Evident scarring
• Bleeding
• Infection
• Eye muscle injuries
• Temporary blurring of vision
• Rarely, loss of sight
• Discoloration of the affected skin
• Other risks associated with the procedure, such as anaesthesia overdose, blood clots, and pulmonary and cardiac risks

How can I Prevent the Risks?

You can effectively prevent these risks by looking for a plastic surgeon of an accredited clinic perform your blepharoplasty. You may also consider having your surgery performed in one of the many accredited plastic surgery clinics in Thailand, where they can offer the best and the safest eye lid surgery.

Before surgery, be sure to consult with your doctor to check for any health condition that could affect the outcome of the procedure.

With eye lid surgery, you can improve your vision while bringing back that younger, more rejuvenated look in your eyes. Consult with your doctor today and discuss with him the benefits and the risks associated with blepharoplasty.