Upper Eyelid Skin Reduction
What is upper eyelid skin reduction surgery?
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is also called upper eyelid lift surgery. It is done to correct the puffiness, sagging and drooping of the upper eyelids. It improves the appearance of your eyelids and the area around it to give you a more youthful and relaxed look.
Am I a good candidate for an eyelid lift surgery?
You are a candidate for eyelid lift surgery if you are healthy, a non-smoker and not suffering from any chronic or life threatening disease conditions. Risks associated with the procedure increase for people with diabetes, dry eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, heart and vascular diseases.
How is upper eyelid skin reduction surgery performed?
During the procedure you will be administered either local anaesthesia and sedation or general anaesthesia as felt appropriate by your plastic surgeon. The incision on the upper eyelid is made such that after the procedure the scars are hidden in the natural creases of the upper eyelids. The fat or the extra skin is removed. The incisions are closed with sutures, surgical tape or skin adhesives. Medications and ointment are prescribed to help in faster healing and to prevent infection after the procedure. You must wear sun glasses until healing is complete.
How long does recovery take?
The swelling and bruising seen after the procedure goes away in a few weeks. The scars of the incisions fade away in a few months to reveal beautiful eyes with well-defined smooth eyelids to give you a youthful and rejuvenated look.
Can it be combined with other cosmetic surgeries?
Blepharoplasty can also be done along with other procedures such as face-lift, brow-lift or skin resurfacing to improve your looks substantially.
What are the risks associated with the procedure?
Risks are rare but may include infection, scarring, temporary blurred vision or double vision and dry eyes. Loss of vision may occur in very rare cases.