Learn more about Eyelid Lifts
Description ( Overview)
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.
Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Why EYELID SURJERY Is Reguired ?
You might consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty may be an option if you have:
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
You may undergo blepharoplasty at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, face-lift or skin resurfacing.
Why Iran Is Suitable For EYELID SURJERY ?
Patient Eligibility \ Who Can Have EYELID SURJERY ?
The best candidates for an eye lift are people who are in good health and who have realistic expectations. Most are 35 years or older, but if baggy eyelids or droopy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have the surgery done sooner.
Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. However, it may not result in your ideal look or alter your facial structure. Before you decide to have surgery, think about your goals and discuss them with your surgeon.
How Is EYELID SURJERY Done ? (Procedures)
Eyelid lift surgery actually encompasses a number of different surgical techniques; which techniques a cosmetic surgeon will use depends on a patient’s anatomy and the particular changes that need to be made to achieve a patient’s goals. For any given patient, an eyelid lift may include upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Do you feel like your eyes always look tired, as though you are unhappy or less alert than you feel? Do your upper eyelids seem to lack contour or obscure your upper eyelashes? Sagging, wrinkled skin on the upper eyelids can cause this type of appearance, and upper eyelid surgery can help remove the excess skin and restore a naturally youthful shape to your eyelids and a more open, refreshed appearance to your eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery typically involves an incision made in the natural crease above the eye, through which your cosmetic surgeon will remove a precise amount of excess skin and fat and/or adjust the surrounding muscles to make the desired improvements.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Do you have puffy, sagging “bags” beneath your eyes that make you look as though you haven’t slept well, even though you have plenty of energy? This is likely due to herniated fat that collects beneath the eyes. While this can become more pronounced over time as skin loses elasticity, puffy lower lids can occur in patients as young their twenties, causing them to look much older than they actually are.
Lower eyelid surgery can be an excellent solution to correct eyelid bags. There are a variety of surgical techniques that cosmetic surgeons can use to improve the lower eyelids; incisions are generally located on the outer edge of the lower eyelid, just beneath the eyelashes or inside the eyelid. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain the approach he or she determines is best for you.
Through the incisions, your cosmetic surgeon will remove or reposition fat to create a smooth, natural contour beneath the eyelid. Depending on the case, excess, sagging skin may be removed or the lower eyelid muscle may be tightened to provide the most natural, effective results.
Combining Eyelid Surgery with Another Procedure
If you are like many patients, you may want to address aging in a few different areas of your face. While eyelid surgery alone can significantly rejuvenate your appearance, it’s quite common to have a facelift, brow lift, or both performed in conjunction with an eyelid lift to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. A brow lift will address sagging skin and deep furrows above the eyes, while a facelift will address jowling, sagging, and wrinkles on the cheeks and neck.
Preparation & Recovery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, and typically lasts from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon whether or not you are having another procedure performed at the same time. Depending on the extent of your eyelid surgery, you will be given general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation.
Most trained, board certified cosmetic surgeons today use advanced techniques that eliminate the need to bandage the eyes after surgery, although you may be given an eye lubricant that somewhat blurs your vision at first. When preparing for your surgery, it is a good idea to have some of your favorite music or audiobooks on hand to listen to as you spend the first few days resting at home.
During the first 1 to 2 weeks after eyelid surgery, patients commonly have some visible bruising and swelling, and your eyelids may feel unusually tight. However, most patients report feeling more soreness than pain. Using cold compresses and keeping your head elevated while you sleep can help alleviate discomfort.
Life After Eyelid Surgery
Most patients feel well enough to make short trips (do not drive yourself until your cosmetic surgeon gives you clearance to do so) after about a week, and return to their jobs 10-14 days after an eyelid lift.
It’s always important to follow your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions after any procedure, and after eyelid surgery you will have to make a few special but relatively simple modifications to ensure your newly rejuvenated eyelids heal optimally.
- Expect your eyes to get tired more quickly than usual for the first few weeks, and it’s important to let them rest as needed. If your job requires you constantly to be at a computer, consider resuming work part-time initially, then gradually increasing your workload as you continue to recover.
- You must protect your eyes from the sun and wind. Wear dark sunglasses with frames that provide plenty of coverage whenever you go outdoors, and follow your cosmetic surgeons’ instructions about applying sunscreen after eyelid surgery.
- You will have to avoid lifting, straining, and bending down to pick things up for up to 4 weeks after eyelid surgery. This can be an inconvenient restriction, but it is crucial that you do not induce sudden increases in blood pressure until your incisions have healed adequately.
A non-surgical blepharoplasty is performed with injectable fillers to refresh and rejuvenate the eye area. This treatment can address fine lines, wrinkles, hollows, dark circles, and under-eye bags to create a youthful appearance. Unlike a traditional blepharoplasty, this a non-surgical blepharoplasty does not require surgery, incisions or stitches.
Oftentimes, other non surgical treatments can be incorporated with injectable fillers to create a customized non surgical blepharoplasty. When there is some lower eyelid wrinkles that fillers alone can not help with, skin resurfacing can be done at the same time, such as microneedling, fractionated CO2 laser, or a chemical peel. These treatments can help improve the fine lines and induce collagen to thicken the eyelid skin.
Plexr (which stands for Plasma Exeresis) is a patented new technology which works through the non-ablative process of ‘’sublimation’’ to remove excess skin without the need for invasive surgical cutting. Plexr is a safe and effective solution and patients will see instant results including a reduction in skin folds and creases immediately after their first Plexr session. The treated area(s) will continue to improve for 3 months after treatment, so it is important to remain patient. Results are usually monitored at 2 and 6 weeks post-treatment.
Risks & Complication
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is safe in expert hands; however, every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risk before proceeding. You should discuss any existing medical problems with your surgeon, for instance, patients taking blood thinning agents are at risk of bruising which in certain types of lower eyelid surgery could cause bleeding behind the eye and in the exceptionally rare occasion, blindness. It is wise to avoid any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for 10 days before surgery as this too can increase the risk of bleeding.
Dry Irritated Eyes – Individuals who normally have dry eyes, may be advised to use special caution in considering Blepharoplasty surgery. If patients do use eye drops before surgery, they are quite likely to be using more afterwards.
Infection – Infection is rare and can be treated with antibiotic eye drops and ointment.
Watery Eye (Epiphora)- the tear ducts normally draining into the nose will temporarily block due to swelling. In addition, the swelling may give a watery appearance to the eye due to fluid under the conjunctiva. This is called Chemosis and may last a week or two.
Ectropion – Swelling after surgery can cause drooping of the lower eyelid and push the eyelid away from the eyeball. This usually settles as the swelling goes down and will be helped by massaging the swelling away from the eye and taping the eyelid upwards onto the eyeball. This can be a problem in the older patient and may be pre-existing to any surgery. There are operative procedures to correct it