Basic CharacteristicsUpper eyelid blepharoplasty is an aesthetic surgical procedure often performed to restore a younger and fresher appearance to the eyes. This procedure is popular among those who feel uncomfortable due to excess skin and fat on the upper eyelids. In this article, we will go through the process of blepharoplasty, its benefits, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
Procedure of Eyelid Correction and Duration of the SurgeryThe operation takes approximately an hour, under sedation and local anesthesia. We finish it by applying a dressing for a few hours.
Importance of Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty has many advantages:
- Removal of excess skin and fat: This procedure removes excess skin and fat, which can cause difficulties in opening the eyes and create a tired-looking appearance.
- Rejuvenation and refreshment of appearance: Blepharoplasty helps create a smoother and younger appearance of the eyes, which can contribute to overall facial rejuvenation and improve self-confidence.
- Improved visibility: Excess skin on the upper eyelids can interfere with peripheral vision. By removing this obstacle, blepharoplasty can improve visibility and comfort.
Process of Blepharoplasty
- Consultation: Prior to the actual surgery, a consultation with a plastic surgeon is essential. During this consultation, you will discuss your goals, ideas, and the surgeon will provide detailed information about the procedure.
- Surgery: Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia and is typically an outpatient procedure. The surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, and if necessary, can also adjust muscle structures.
- Recovery: After the procedure, you will have dressings, and there may be mild swelling and bruising around the eyes. You will need to follow the doctor’s instructions regarding wound care, pain medication, and restrictions on physical activity.
Expected Results and Duration of Effect
After undergoing blepharoplasty, you can expect:
- Refreshed appearance: Your eyes will look younger, fresher, and brighter since excess skin and fat will be removed.
- Improved self-confidence: Facial rejuvenation can have a positive impact on your self-confidence and how you feel in your own skin.
- Duration of results: The results of blepharoplasty can be long-lasting, but the aging process will not stop.