What is blepharoplasty?

As people get older their bodies change. These changes are associated with many reasons and aging is one of the most important reasons of all. Not only the body functions of older people change but also their appearance does. Since the looks is so important many people worry about the fact that they do not look as beautiful as they used to and start looking for the means to improve their appearance. Eyelid surgery is one of the corrective procedures that are able to improve people’s appearance and make them feel better about how they look.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty in professional medical language, is a cosmetic procedure during which excess fat and skin along with the muscle is removed from the upper and lower eyelids. Drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes can make you look older than you are. These features are due to the aging process and are caused by excess fat and skin around your eyes. Weakening of the muscle of lids also cause these particular features. Drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes may not only change your appearance and cause some psychological problems but also some cases may interfere with your vision. Puffiness of lower lids cannot be improved with the application of any cream or other skin care products. This problem can only be solved with the help of blepharoplasty.

What blepharoplasty cannot change is your ethnic or racial heritage. So, if you are of an Asian origin and have a so called third eyelid this cosmetic surgery will not be able to eliminate it. The cosmetic procedure will not make dark circles under your eyes disappear as it will not lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty is not a surgery for removing wrinkles around your eyes. This can be achieved with the help of other types of plastic surgery procedures. Eyelid surgery is a minimal cosmetic procedure, which takes one to three hours depending on how much should be done. It also requires a short recovery period which, depending on an individual case, varies from ten days to two weeks. Since eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia the downtime after the procedure lasts shorter than in cases when surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

When you think about blepharoplasty, you might, among other things, be worried about the scars remaining in the sight of surgery. What you should know is that no scars are visible after eyelid surgery. The reason for this is the technique of blepharoplasty. An incision to remove weakened skin, excess of fatty tissue and a loose muscle is made in the natural creases of the upper eyelid. Therefore even if you do not wear any make up these scars are totally invisible with time. Puffy bags under your eyes are corrected through a transconjuctival incision. This incision is made through the inside of a lower eyelid. Men make up to half of all patients in some clinics. This shows the need to look young and energetic in some fields of business. Asians and Afroamericans can also be treated with blepharoplasty only that they need a specific approach.

There are many reasons why people decide to have eyelid surgery performed. Just imagine if you wake up one morning and although you feel bright, young and energetic, a person in the mirror looks older, angry or tired. In such case the answer to change that might be eyelid surgery. Some people decide to have blepharoplasty when they are tired of looking tired. Some get annoyed with other people’s advice that they need more sleep. Others decide to have eyelid surgery before important events in their lives, such as their children’s weddings or different anniversary parties. These reasons make people to improve their appearance in order to look better in their lives as well as in photos. No matter what reason brings people to a plastic surgeon’s office, the most important is that eyelid surgery can make people look their age not tired or bored. This cosmetic surgery may also enhance people’s self-consciousness and make them feel better about their looks.

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  1. Is it normal for the lower part of your face to swell after surgery? I had no swelling for the first 3 days and when I got up on the fourth day my face looked like it was filled with air or water. I called the nurse and she it was ok. I’ not convinced.

  2. Ive had bleph 5 days ago and I am very sore and bruised,I cant look at myself and feel Ive done the right thing as yet,I feel quite ‘weepy’

  3. I had upper and lower lids done 31/2 weeks ago. On both lower lids the scarring is thick and ropey. It has subsided somewhat but is still there. Also some thick scarring on one upper lid. Is this normal, and if it is, how long before I can go out without it being obvious that I had my eyes done?
    In answer to the Guest who asked how long you must wait to use eyeliner and mascara, my doctor told me I could start wearing hypo-allergenic makeup approx. 12 days after surgery. The main thing is that the incisions are closed and in the process of established healing.

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