Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelift, is a plastic procedure performed to alter your eyelids’ deformities, disfigurations, and defects. It also helps you modify your face eye region. Generally, a blepharoplasty procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons. In addition, this surgery may help older people improve their sight by modifying their sagging upper eyelids as they usually prevent them from having clear vision.

Blepharoplasty

Typically, blepharoplasty may not help you get rid of facial wrinkles, dark circles under your eyes, as well as the crow’s feet. For best results, this procedure is done in combination with other treatments like forehead lifts, laser resurfacing, and filler injections.

Below are some important things to consider before getting Blepharoplasty.

Eyelid Aging Process

Your skin gradually loses its elasticity as you grow older. In combination with the gravity pull, losing your skin’s elasticity results in excess skin within your lower and upper eyelids. The excess skin on your upper eyelids causes another fold of the skin to fold over your eyelashes, blocking your vision. On the other hand, excess skin on your lower eyelids results in bilges and wrinkles.

Additionally, the eyeball cushioning fat may also result in bulges in your lower and upper eyelids. With age, the fat-holding membrane weakens, allowing the fat to get into the eyelids.

Are You an Appropriate Candidate for the Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Good health is vital if you are considering having a blepharoplasty treatment. You should also need to have an idea of what you want. Typically most people who seek blepharoplasty treatment are persons over 35 years. However, if you have droopy eyelids or baggy eyelids, you might need to have the treatment performed sooner.

Generally, this procedure can help you in building your confidence and also improve your look. However, it is good to note that it may not change your facial structure or give you the exact look. Be sure to discuss your ideal goals with your surgeon before scheduling for blepharoplasty Beverly Hills.

Preparing for a Blepharoplasty Procedure

Normally, we recommend that you arrange for a friend or family member to drive you back home after going through this procedure. You might also need to be taken care of following the surgery. Additionally, you should limit your activities, including any work for a few days after the treatment, to properly heal your eyelids.

After the procedure, you may experience dry eyes. However, this condition lasts for about two weeks. And if this condition persists, be sure to see your specialist.

In addition, at home, ensure you should have the following items with you:

  • Clean towels and washcloths
  • Ice cubes
  • Small gauze pads
  • Ice pack (or use freezer bags with frozen peas, corn, or ice)
  • Artificial tears or eye drops (your doctor will recommend the best type for your specific needs)
  • Painkillers (to be guided by your doctor)

Blepharoplasty Procedure

An eyelift procedure usually takes around two hours for both lower and upper eyelids. Your surgeon will use local anesthesia around your eye with oral sedation. If you choose to have the surgery in a surgical center or a hospital, you are likely to receive IV sedation.

Your surgeon may choose to first work on your upper eyelids if you need all your four lids done. The doctor usually cuts along your eyelids’ natural lines, and your surgeon will use the cuts to eliminate excess skin and fat. After skin and fat removal, your surgeon will use tiny stitches to close the cuts. Depending on the procedure, stitches may not be used for your lower lids. However, your upper lids stitches will stay between three to six days.

For your lower eyelid, your surgeon may perform the procedure using two methods. In one technique, your surgeon makes invisible cuts to eliminate the fat and uses erbium laser or CO2 to soften the lines in your skins.

Alternatively, your surgeon can cut your eyelash margin and use the cut to eliminate excess fat, loose muscle and skin. Usually, the cuts disappear within a short period. Also, your specialist can recommend a laser resurfacing following either of the two surgeries.

After the Blepharoplasty Surgery

While in the recovery chamber, the surgeon may apply some ointment in the eyes to ensure they remain moist. Additionally, you may use cold compresses to cover your eyes as you recover. Your eyes may feel watery or dry after the procedure, be light-sensitive, and you might have unclear vision due to the ointment. The night after the surgery, you might need to sleep with your head raised and apply some ice packs. Your surgeon will direct you on taking care of your lids.

Blepharoplasty Results

The upper eyelid procedure may last for about 5 to 7 years, while the lower eyelid procedure rarely requires repeated. However, with age, your eyes age after the surgery. A forehead procedure may be recommended if the eyelids sag again rather than performing another blepharoplasty procedure.

Blepharoplasty Recovery

You may experience irregular bruising and swelling; however, your eyelids will be well within one or two weeks. The stitches on your eyelids after the procedure usually remain for one week.

Blepharoplasty Complications

Unwanted outcomes and complications from the blepharoplasty are minimal. However, they may happen, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Abnormal folding in or out of the eyelid skin
  • Loss of vision infection
  • Abnormal eyelids coloring
  • Complications in closing your eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • A pulled-down lower eyelid lash line

Be sure to contact your specialist if you experience any of these unwanted results.

The Cost of Blepharoplasty

Generally, blepharoplasty costs may be a bit high depending on your surgeon and where you live.

Conclusion

For drooping upper eyelids, excess skin wrinkling, hooded, and prominent under-eye bags, a blepharoplasty treatment might be the practical solution for you. Be sure to gather enough information about the procedure; this will help you make an informed decision about the blepharoplasty procedure. Be sure to visit or contact us today for more information and consultation.