Blepharoplasty

The first sign of aging is the constant tired
look. Even increasing the hours and quality of
your sleep still can’t get you that fresh look
you had before. Around the eyes the skin is
aging first and the fat around the eyes
becomes uneven, creating puffiness.
The good news is that it can be managed
nowadays with minimal invasive methods which can be
tailored to your needs.

You’ll look younger, your eyes will look
brighter, and you’ll feel absolutely amazing.

What is Eyelid surgery - Blepharoplasty ?

This is a procedure to refresh your look by rearranging the skin and fat around your eyes.

  • Upper blepharoplasty most commonly performed, where carefully designed skin removal is combined with fat transpositioning. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to allow for the creation of a new lid crease.
  • Lower eyelid surgery can involve skin incisions directly below the lash line or an incision on the inside of the eyelid, called a transconjunctival nonvisible approach. The transconjunctival approach allows for access to the eyelid without visible incisions, making this technique perfect for patients who need fat removed. This approach can be combined with laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin to reduce the wrinkles or correct sagging.
  • Asian eyelid surgery also called Double eyelid surgery is performed to create or enhance an upper eyelid crease. This type of surgery is using threats performed on Asian people to “westernize” the appearance of the eyelid.

Prior your eye surgery?

Stop two weeks before taking anti-inflammatory pills, aspirin, vitamin E, smoking & alcohol.

Avoid from extensive sun exposure and makeup on the eyelids 24 hours prior surgery.

How is Blepharoplasty performed?

Under local anesthesia with mild sedation and four hours after you can go home. If you wish to go into deeper sleep, we will use laryngeal mask after the initial marking done. Also this procedure can be combined with all our facial plastic procedures.

Post operative care instruction

Most people return to their normal activities in about 3 days and back to work after 7 days. A good way to speed your recovery is to cover your responsibilities ahead of time so that you can focus on resting. Stitch removal will be after 4 days. Follow the self-care instruction:

Some of the basics for eyelid care following surgery include:

  • cold compresses to reduce swelling
  • eye drops to prevent dry eyes
  • an ointment to keep them lubricated.

Be patient 

  • You’re not going to look great for a short time. Your eyelids will be puffy, your incisions will appear redish, and the swelling and bruising may or may not  resemble a black eye.
  • This is a hard time for most of our patients because as many of them are super excited to see results. BE PATIENT
  • The swelling goes away in about two weeks. Shortly after that, you’ll see the changes and the difference will be more and more visible.

Sun protection is very important

  • You must protect your eyes from sunlight and other elements like the wind.
  • Wear dark sunglasses with frames that cover your eyes from the sides and add a hat for extra protection.
  • And follow our post-surgery indications for sunscreen application.

Don’t strain your eyes

  • Don’t spend time on your laptop or read books, or catch up on a full season of your favorite TV shows or documentaries for at least a week following eyelid surgery. Try instead audiobooks, podcasts.

Get plenty of rest

  • Getting enough rest applies to your body as well as your eyes.
  • Having a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to accelerate your recovery because lack of sleep slows down wound healing.
  • Healing demands a lot of energy, so you’ll probably feel more tired than usual. Plan to take naps when you feel tired.

Don’t do any strenuous activities

  • During the first two to four weeks after your eyelid surgery, it’s important to avoid activities that increase blood flow to your eyes. This means you MUST avoid the activities  like jogging, aerobics, sports or any type of intensive exercise.
  • You’ll also want to be mindful about everyday activities that increase pressure in your head and force more blood into your eyes, such as bending, lifting heavy items, and lying flat on your back. This is very important for a speedy recovery.

Relax and slow down 

  • Avoid stress. You can do this during your recovery by stepping away from work. You must relax your eyes and body.

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