What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is also known as an eyelid lift or eye lift surgery. The procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The goal is to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance by reducing sagging, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes.
Blepharoplasty can be performed for cosmetic reasons, to improve the appearance of the eyelids, or for functional reasons, to improve vision that may be obstructed by sagging eyelids.
The length of a blepharoplasty procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and whether both the upper and lower eyelids are being addressed. In general, the surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete.
Most patients can return to work and normal activities within 1-2 weeks after the surgery. However, it's important to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least 2-3 weeks after surgery to allow for proper healing.
Blepharoplasty can be performed using local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or a combination of both. The type of anesthesia used depends on the extent of the surgery and the preference of the surgeon and the patient.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Who Qualifies for Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of the eyelids. The process involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
Several factors determine whether an individual is a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty. Excess skin on the upper eyelids that obscures vision, bags under the eyes that make one look tired, drooping lower eyelids that expose the white of the eye beneath the iris, fine wrinkles and lines around the eyes that cannot be fixed through non-surgical procedures, good overall health and no underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of complications, realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome, and the willingness to follow pre- and post-operative instructions for optimal healing and results.
How to Prepare for Blepharoplasty?
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