Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids. remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
It’s the plastic surgery performed to tighten the eye or what called Eyelid Surgery.
The procedure adopts some invasive methods to rejuvenates the appearance of the eye. This procedure is performed under minimal anesthesia or with local anesthesia some times.
Although blepharoplasty is a simple procedure, but it is considered a surgical intervention that requires the skill of a professional surgeon to obtain the desired results.
Even though, blepharoplasty is a common procedure among many surgeons and considered a simple procedure to remove skin and fat from the upper and / or lower eyelids, but yet this is far from the truth.
Eyelid lift surgery requires a deep understanding of the anatomy of the eyelid, since removing a large portion of skin, muscle or fat may lead to very bad results. Our surgeons have the ability to preserve the fat (posture correction) to form a natural fold of the eyelid, and to lift the weak eye muscle (to repair the drooping part), and to tighten the outer corner of the eyelid (cystoplasty), as we are fully aware of the shape of the beautiful eye.
What can I expect after a Blepharoplasty?
The doctors identify BLEPHAROPLASTY surgery individually for each patient according to his condition, so that he creates a distinct surgical plan that meets the patient’s needs related to the condition of the aging eyelids. Our doctors are distinguished by their expertise that gives the patients a harmonious look full of freshness and youth. Our experience in dealing with patients from different parts of the world also helped us to understand the different shapes of the eye according race and origin. That is why our doctors are keen to provide the patients with results that enhance their ethnic identity.
Over the time in ageing process, the eyelid begins to droop, and as a result it loses:
- Elasticity and collagen
- Buried bone support
- Loss of facial fat
If one or more of these factors is present, then this will result in drooping or swollen eyelids, as well as sockets or heavy bags under the eyes. Tacking into consideration the reason that affect the appearance of the eyelids, the doctor determines the best treatment that the patient needs to gives him the best results. The doctor may Perform an upper and lower eyelid surgery, or one of these two procedures may be recommended. During the consultation with the doctor, he will ask for your goals and expectations regarding eyelid surgery, examine both eyelids and recommend the right operation for you.
Blepharoplasty – Upper Eyelid
Upper eyelid surgery involves lifting the upper eyelid so that the eye appears more youthful and vibrant. Some patients may need this procedure to improve vision because ptosis may obscure their vision.
Blepharoplasty- Lower Eyelid
Lower eyelid surgery is a surgery that reduces the protrusion of the bags under the eye, and at the same time filling the cavity under the eyes (dark circles) and giving them volume, using fat generally. When the doctor performs a lower Blepharoplasty, instead of removing eyelid fat, he transfers the excess sebum to the cavity to reduce swelling in the skin (fat bump) and fill the cavity of the eyelid. This technique smooths out the asymmetry in the eye contour and brings a freshness to the look of the eye.
Recovering after a blepharoplasty
In the early stages of recovery after the surgery, the patient will notice some puffiness, swelling and irritation in the area where the surgery is performed. Dry eyes and slight discomfort might be felt. 48 hours after surgery, when you wake up, cold compresses should be applied to the eyelid for 10 minutes every hour to reduce swelling and discomfort.
It is usually safe to return to your daily activities the day after the operation, but you should avoid working outside and any strenuous activities until the examination date to follow up on your condition.