Aging is inevitable; however, with the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery, it is possible to diminish various signs of aging, such as wrinkling, age spots, sagging skin, etc. Touted as one of the most effective cosmetic procedures, Blepharoplasty is an effective way to reduce aging related problems, such as drooping eyelids and puffy eye bags, and regain your youthful look.
So, if you’re worried about the weariness of your eyelids or if the sunken shadow of your brows makes you look away from your own reflection in the mirror, you may consider undergoing Blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, skin, and muscles from the eyelids and enhance the overall appearance of the eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery that treats sagging upper eyelids and eye bags to make you look younger. There are three types of Blepharoplasty.
- Upper Blepharoplasty — Used to treat sagging upper eyelids
- Lower Blepharoplasty — Used to treat puffy eye bags
- Upper and lower Blepharoplasty — Treats both sagging eyelids and puffy eye bags
Is It Painful?
It is a surgical procedure; therefore, it is natural to feel slight pain and discomfort after the effect of the anesthetic wears off, but in most cases there isn’t much pain involved.
Will It Result in Scars?
During the surgery, your surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease of your upper eyelid and another just under the eyelashes or inside the eye. These incisions, when placed well, heal quickly and remain unnoticeable.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Blepharoplasty is an ambulatory surgical procedure, which means that you don’t have to stay at the hospital after the procedure. The process will take almost an hour, after which you can return to your home. However, you will be required to visit your physician after 4 to 6 days to get the sutures removed.
Does It Result In Downtime?
Blepharoplasty may result in mild pain and swelling, which may last for 1 to 2 weeks. However, most patients return to their routine by the seventh post-operative day, however, full healing and nerve regeneration can take up to 6-12 months.
What to Expect After the Surgery?
After the procedure, your eyes will be swollen, dry and itchy. Apart from this, you may also experience light sensitivity and blurred or double vision. These symptoms usually persist for one to two weeks and their severity varies from patient to patient. Your doctor may recommend a mild pain killer and instruct you to use lubricating eye drops.
Are There Any Contraindications of the Procedure?
Individuals who are healthy, non-smokers can choose Blepharoplasty to get rid of puffy eye bags and drooping eyelids and look younger. However, patients with dry eyes or any other medical condition should first consult with their physician to know if Blepharoplasty is right for them.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is highly recommended to get several opinions and be sure you are a good candidate for surgery before making a decision.
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