Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Blepharoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Some common reasons for undergoing eyelid surgery include:
Cosmetic Enhancement: Eyelid surgery can address signs of aging around the eyes, such as drooping eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes, and wrinkles. It can help create a more youthful and refreshed appearance by tightening the skin and removing or repositioning excess fat.
Functional Improvement: In some cases, excess skin on the upper eyelids can obstruct vision or cause a heavy sensation. Blepharoplasty can help improve vision and alleviate discomfort by removing this excess skin.
The procedure typically involves making incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, the surgeon can access the underlying tissues and make the necessary modifications. Excess skin, fat, and muscle may be removed or repositioned to achieve the desired outcome. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
Recovery time after blepharoplasty varies from person to person, but it generally involves swelling, bruising, and some discomfort around the eyes. Cold compresses, ointments, and prescribed medication can help manage these symptoms. Strenuous activities and wearing contact lenses are typically avoided for a few weeks following the surgery.
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