Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Everyone agrees on the powerful effect of eyes in facial beauty. There are some factors, though, that cause the eyes look older and not so attractive. They are caused as a part of aging process or they are often hereditary. Take droopy eyelids an example. They make you look older, and they also impair vision.
Eye lid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is chosen by thousands of people to improve appearance of eyes and correct these problems. It can treat:
• Puffiness and bags under the eyes
• Bags under eyes
• Drooping lower eyelids
• Excess skin and wrinkles of the lower eyelid
• Deformities of the eyelids
Your priority should be finding a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in eyelid surgery. You can count on our highly skillful surgeons in this field, as blepharoplasty is the fourth most frequently done surgery in Iran.
You need to be aware that blepharoplasty does not change the form of your eyes. It does make your eyes look more open, and it can tighten loose skin around your eyes, though. You will have a more refreshed look as the result.
It is also noted that you should stop taking aspirin before the surgery to reduce excess bleeding during the surgery.
Blepharoplasty, often done under local anesthesia, is rather a complicated surgery. If general anesthesia is needed, you will be given IV injection.
Depending on your condition, the surgery might be carried out on upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Your surgeon makes precise markings on your skin to determine where and how much excess skin needs to be removed. Tiny and delicate incisions are made in the upper or lower eyelid during the surgery, so that no scars will be visible after the surgery.
It is also noted that in order to achieve the best result, your surgeon may suggest you to undergo a brow lift or a face lift, too.
Swelling is also common. Applying cold compress can be helpful. Experiencing redness and dry eyes is also normal. Surgeons might prescribe eye drops to help. For at least one week after the surgery, avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses. It will help you reduce the risk of infection and also helps reducing swelling. Incisions will also be healed within two weeks.