Blepharoplasty Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Over the years our skin loses elasticity, are formed fatty deposits and so we get a older look. Problems such as drooping skin and fat deposits around the eyes can be solved by eyelids plastic surgery, called blepharoplasty. Some people do this operation about 20 or 30 years for genetic reasons, because the eyelids appear large and swollen by nature.

A blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery aims to remove the skin drooping or fat deposits around the eyes. The deposits of fat and sometimes some skin are removed during this surgery to make look younger. Some patients do not need in the upper and lower blepharoplasty. This operation is often done in conjunction with a facelift. A facelift and blepharoplasty are done together to give a totally rejuvenated face to the patient.

To tighten the skin and muscles and removing excess tissue, the plastic surgeon makes small incisions in the natural folds of the eyelid. In lower blepharoplasty incisions are made beneath the lower lashes. As these incisions follow the natural contours of the eyelid and lash line, for any healing that is small is camouflaged.

After the incisions are made, the plastic surgeon removes fat, excess skin and muscle. Fat can be redistributed to soften the eyelid. The removal of excess tissue and fat redistribution depends on the amount of fat and other tissues that a patient has.

Occasionally plastic surgeons can make incisions inside the eyelids. This technique is more common in younger patients and prevents the plastic surgeon removes extra skin. During a lifting of the eyelids that involves this type of incision is used a laser to remove excess skin.

After Blepharoplasty

After blepharoplasty is completed the patients experience some swelling for at least a week. Sometimes the swelling can be up to two weeks. Often the eyes are dry or too wet in a short time after blepharoplasty, but plastic surgeons may recommend eye drops and other treatments to reduce discomfort during the recovery period. Any scar that can be concealed with makeup and usually disappears in one or a week and a half.

Then the eyes of the eyelids and tissues recover from surgery will see that disappeared into the skin and excess fat. Have a smooth skin and defined around the eyes will take a new shape to your face and take years of your appearance.

Sometimes a blepharoplasty is not the solution to drooping eyelids. If a patient has drooping eyelids, then a facelift may solve the above problem. Eyebrows may affect the appearance of the eyelids, so blepharoplasty is not always the best option. When appropriate, a blepharoplasty can greatly improve the skin around the eyes of the patient.

Risks of Blepharoplasty

Every year tens of thousands of people make blepharoplasty and most patients have no complications. In any plastic surgery there are always some risks involved, including hematoma, infection, scars, allergies, or damage to tissues. These complications are very rare but still should discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.

If you think that blepharoplasty or eyelid plastic surgery is a good option for you, you should seek a plastic surgeon and discuss your options. Remember that you must always follow the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon before and after surgery.

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