Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
More than any other facial feature, the eyes have a tremendous impact on your appearance. For many, it can be a negative impact. Your eyes are often the first place to show the signs of aging. This is because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest on your face with fewer oil glands and weaker internal support. External factors that affect aging around eyes include hereditary factors, sun damage, stress, and fatigue.
Surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty) can remove bags, fat pouches, and excess skin from under and over the eyes.
The Eyelid Surgery usually takes about one hour, is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, and is done as an outpatient procedure. Upper lid incisions are always made in the depths of the natural skin crease in order to make their visibility minimal.
Lower lid surgery can be done in one of two ways. When excess skin is to be removed, a fine incision is made at the lid’s edge – just below the eyelashes. Then, excess fat and skin are trimmed away and fine sutures are used to close the incision.
In cases where only excess fat is to be removed a tiny incision is made through the conjunctiva — the internal membrane behind the lid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). Excess fat is removed allowing the lid to become smooth — and no sutures are even needed for closure.
No bandages are applied after Eyelid Surgery, and sutures, when they are used, are usually removed within four days. Any swelling and bruising can be minimized by keeping cold compresses on your eyes. Most of our patients are up and around one or two days after the procedure and usually return to work in a week or even less.
Latest Technique- Fat Transfer preserving technique for lower eyelid surgery aims at remodeling & replacing the fat from where it herniated. This procedure is appealing because it epitomizes the goal of aesthetic surgery—to restore the youthful ideal by reversing the structural changes of aging.