Saturday, 15 February 2014

Is there any cosmetic surgical procedure to correct the flaws of eyelids?

Be it male or female, eyelid surgery is the most optimal cosmetic surgical procedure that helps correct the flaws on one’s eyes and restore their youthful appearance.

The surgery helps in tightening the loosen folds, sagging skin and bagginess around the eyes giving a patient more naturally alert and brighter look.

Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed on either the upper, lower lids or both. Often, it is performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgical procedures like face or forehead lift. However, this process is not helpful in eliminating crow’s feet or wrinkles beneath the eye; in such case, laser skin resurfacing is done.

Before heading on for the procedure, initial planning, or consultation is must to be done with the plastic surgeon. During the consultation round, patient need to tell their complete medical history and inform the surgeon about previous diseases, allergies and operation, if one has undergone. Besides this, it is also important for a patient to tell about his or her smoking or drinking habit.

After complete analysis is done, then only surgeon gives patient the date for surgery. Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation. General anesthesia may also be used at times, but depending on an individual case. The whole procedure takes 2-3 hours. However, the timing can be extended, depending upon the corrections that are needed on both the upper and lower lids.

During the procedure, following the natural lines of your eyelids plastic surgeon makes incisions. Depending on the changes required, the incisions could extend up to the crow's feet or laugh lines (at the outer corners of patient’s eyes).

Patients who have fat beneath their lower eyelids, they can get it corrected via transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure, surgeon removes the excessive fat. As incisions in this procedure are made inside the lower eyelids, therefore, there are no chances of scars to occur. This process is usually performed on young patients because they have thicker and more elastic skin that allows surgeon to make optimal corrections.

However, incisions made on the upper lids (along the natural fold of the eyelid) can tend to leave scars and made it visible to all. However, one need not worry, as with passage of time scars will vanish.

For a couple of weeks, patient will face swelling and bruising, which will diminish in a couple of weeks. The stitches will be removed or dissolved during the first week after the surgery.

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