Cosmetic eyelid tightening surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a highly individualised procedure that can address sagging skin, smooth wrinkles, reduce puffiness, and correct other signs of ageing around the upper and lower eyelids. Often the aim is for a patient to feel more confident in his or her appearance.
Eyelid surgery encompasses a number of different surgical techniques. The chosen technique will depend on a patient’s anatomy and the particular changes that need to be made to achieve a patient’s goals. For any given patient, an eyelid lift may include upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.
You might consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty may be an option if you have:
You may undergo blepharoplasty at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, face-lift.
It can be combined with fat grafting as well.
After surgery you spend time in a recovery room, where you are monitored for complications. You can leave later that day to recuperate at home.
After surgery you may temporarily experience:
Your doctor will likely suggest you take the following steps after surgery:
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:
Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime. For others, droopy eyelids may recur.
Bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days, which may be when you feel comfortable going out in public again. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure.