Blepharoplasty surgery

If you consider having eyelid surgery you might be unsure about how serious and complicated this surgical procedure is. You might also have some questions on how blepharoplasty is performed, how long it takes and how long would you have to stay in a hospital. This chapter will basically answer most of your questions on eyelid surgery process.

Blepharoplasty surgery

After your initial consultation a doctor decides whether you need eyelid surgery alone or in combination with other facial cosmetic surgeries. After thorough discussion of your medical history, your problems and expectations a surgeon will decide whether you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery and if so, he or she will give you detail information on how to prepare properly for your surgery.

Blepharoplasty may be done in an outpatient surgical department or a hospital under local anesthesia usually. Local anesthetic drugs are injected prior to surgery in the area around your eyes to make this area numb. Additionally, oral or intravenous sedatives are given in order for you to be relaxed during blepharoplasty surgery . During surgery you will stay awake but you will not experience any pain and will be totally relaxed. Most frequently blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and you will not need inpatient stay before or after surgery.

Eyelid surgery is a minor cosmetic procedure to improve your looks by improving puffy bags below the eyes and drooping upper lids. Eyelid surgery lasts from 1 to 3 hours. This depends on how much should be done. Both upper and lower lids can be done at a time or only upper or lower eyelids can be operated separately. If you decide to have all four eyelids done during one surgery, a surgeon will first operate the upper eyelids, then the lower ones.

If you are worried about postoperative scars, you shouldn’t because all incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids. Starting with the upper eyelids a surgeon makes an incision in the crease of your lower lid. The incision may extend from one corner of the eye to the other. Then he or she works through that incision in order to separate the skin from the tissues underneath. Excess fat and skin is removed and, if needed, the muscle is shortened to give you a bright glance and smooth and firm skin of the upper lids. Very fine sutures close the incisions in the upper eyelids and a surgeon continues with the lower ones, if you and your surgeon decide that you need the lower eyelids corrected as well as upper ones.

Incisions in the lower eyelids can be modified. If you only need excess fat removed but no excess skin from your lower eyelid, an incision can be made transconjunctively. The procedure is called transconjunctival blepharoplasty and involves no visible scar postoperatively, since an incision is made on the inside of a lower lid. This is usually possible for patients who have a thick and elastic skin. Transconjuntival blepharoplasty therefore is most frequently performed on younger patients.

However, if puffiness of your lower eyelids involves also sagging and excess skin, surgeon’s approach is from the outside of the lower lid. An incision also is made in the natural creases of your lids, just below the lashes in the lower lids.

Excess fat and skin is then removed and surgery finishes with very fine sutures leaving almost invisible scars. Excess or wrinkled skin can also be if not removed then smoothened with the help of carbon dioxide laser. Since most incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids, except for transconjuctival blepharoplasty, scars are barely visible. The eyelid surgical procedure only leaves hardly visible white lines at the sites of incisions. As you can see, eyelid surgery is a relatively simple procedure that offers wonderful blepharoplasty results to patients. The procedure itself takes not so much time as with other facial cosmetic surgery, post-operative recovery time, when smooth, is rather short and you will be able to go back to public and work in slightly more than a week. If you still have any questions about eyelid surgery techniques and different aspects, do not hesitate to check with your doctor.

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  1. Hi there
    I have a very simillar story to yours – had bad nose job and really bad chin job done at the same time.
    What is the story with you now?

  2. girl dont worry god will help you and send you the answers ok just keep holding on and make sure you warn others about that docto to prevent any more problems

  3. this is so sad. i feel so sorry for you.t must be horrible to have to live like this and not get any help.[B]This is so sad.I feel so sorry for you .It must be horrible to have to live like this and not get any help.

  4. Hi i had a chin lift in 2004 with dr aslem and it has wrecked my face his attached my ears to the side of my face i look a state so im going to be seeking advice from my solicitors and sue them dont worry what goes around comes around!

  5. This surgeon is evil and should not be allowed to work in any area of medicine. Mr Azhar Aslam of 17 Harley Street sexually harrassed me, took money of me and didn’t provide the complete service and refuses to offer me any after care, I am going to go to the GMC. Just you wait Mr Aslam, I will make sure you can never do this to any other women ever again!

  6. Good Gawd, Listen to yourselves. Talk about lifes in need. Get a grip. “WONT GO OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR A YEAR” !!? You need a shrink honey not a plastic surgeon. Look, just grab your credit cards, go to Nordies or Sax and talk about your last “Vaca” of how your salad is just so “delish” and how bad your poor poor lives are. Just make sure you don’t pick up the paper and see how bad the rest of the world really is because it may snap you back into reality. You people make me sick!

  7. hi i had a bad exprience with dr aslam too i want my money back because he is crap surgeon and i see him on extreme make over uk it is so shocking

  8. I had a bad nose job too. I want to know what to do about it. I want to get my money back from that idiot surgeon so that I can go get it fixed, but I don’t know how to get my money back without sueing.

  9. I, too had a really bad experience with Mr Azlam. My face is now very numb two years on and he has ruined the area under my eyes along with terrible scarring infront of my ears. I advise anyone who has suffered with this surgeon to get in touch with TG Legal. they are handling two cases of negligence including mine concerning Mr Aslam. They work on a no win no fee basis so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The man you need to speak to is Mike Saul and the telephone number is 0161 877 1066. He is very understanding and professional.

  10. With reference to the message I posted on 10/2/07. I would like to clarify that the two cases being handled by TJLegal are allegations of medical negligence and, as such, not proven at this stage.

  11. hi i also have suffered at the hands of azhar aslam at the linea clinic.ive had several breast surgery’s with him and each time a bad result. i am out of pocket and an even lower self esteem. im devasted! where do i go to a surgeon who i can trust. my breasts look terrible. he should never be allowed to practice plus he cant keep his hands to himself 🙁

  12. I am not happy with my nose job surgery Mr Aslam befriended me & made inappropriate sexual suggestions towards me so i wouldn’t complain. He shouldn’t be practicing as he has messed up my surgery & so many other womans. He is just after your money & to hell with the results & your feelins. Surely something should be done. If not in this life time he’ll get it in his next. All i’ve got to say to you Mr Aslama s KARMA.

  13. In response to the last comment… i agree, the intention is to make you feel better not worse! there is too many botched surgery and this man sounds like he doesn’t give a S… he just wants the money and doesnt give a f..k :upset 🙁

  14. I was thinking about going to Mr Aslam for breast implants in April but after reading the guest comments on this page i am certainly not going to go to a surgeon who rushes his work & doesn’t give a good after care service. Thank god i did my research!!! :grin

  15. Re. Mr Aslam, I have some experience of this man and I find it disturbing that so many of my opinions of him are shared by other people. I found him to be extremely charming and reassuring during the consultation process right up until he collected the money. Thereafter the charm disappeared and the true Mr Aslam was revealed. His skills as a surgeon are diabolical and I know of several people who have been left scarred and disfigured by his attempts at s-facelift. He is also known to be fond of touching his patients in a quite inappropriate fashion and I am sure that this will land him in trouble with the police soon. He couldnt care less whether his patient was satisfied with their surgery and refuses even to entertain their complaints. His sidekick Addi is well trained in the art of evasion and deception and I find it incredible that Mr Aslam is still practicing in this country. The GMC should be ashamed.

  16. i was just beginning my research today about gettin a nose job for my birthday i am 21 but these comments hav totally put me off!! it skary i was silly to think it wud b simple in out n perfect button nose at the end..i am jus goin to settle for what i have.. gud luck to anyone gettin surgery you are very brave xx

  17. please can someone enlighten me on the sexual harrasment as my girlfrien is due to have a breast implant next week from this dr aslam

  18. I also believe this is a nasty attempt to discredit an excellent surgeon. I had breast enlargement surgery by Mr Aslam and I am delighted with the results. A friend of mine has just had a similar procedure and she is also very pleased. I can honestly say I found him kind, caring, understanding and reassuring, nothing like as described in some of the comments above. I would highly recommend Mr Aslam to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.

  19. I had an slift facelift with Mr Aslam last year and it was one of the best things I have done. It has boosted my confidence tremendously and has had an impact in all areas of my life. Mr Aslam was reassuring and professional, the hospital care was brilliant..all the staff (nurses, aneasthetist etc) were very caring. One year on the scars are at the sides of my ears and barely visible and I like the way I look for the first time in ages. The result is better than I expected.

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