As we grow older, the signs of aging start to manifest on the face, particularly the eyelids, where the loose skin gathers as folds in the top lids and develops deeper creases in the lower lids as we age because of the loss of skin elasticity and muscle weakness. Moreover, because the muscles supporting the face are weak, the fat that cushions the eyes protrudes forward, creating the illusion of bagginess in the lower lids.
Blepharoplasty, often known as eyelid surgery, modifies the appearance of the upper, lower, or both eyelids by elevating drooping upper eyelids and removing bagginess in the lower eyelids. The goal is to enhance the appearance of the eye area and improve eyesight obstructed by drooping eyelids. Dark circles beneath the eyes, sagging eyebrows, and crow’s feet cannot be treated with blepharoplasty. A facelift or brow lift are facial procedures that can be combined with eyelid surgery.
What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?
Numerous advantages can result from eyelid surgery, including:
– Enhanced physical appearance.
– Improved eyesight.
– Reduced strain on the eyes.
– Increased confidence.
Am I a suitable candidate for the procedure?
People in good health who have reasonable expectations for the procedure’s results and are troubled by cosmetic issues with their eyelids, such as drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes, or excess skin, are good candidates for blepharoplasty. Additionally, candidates should not smoke or have any medical issues that could hinder recovery or raise the risks of surgery.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
During your consultation in Al Ain, the plastic surgeon will review your medical history and perform a physical examination to establish if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will explain the surgical alternatives available to you while you have the chance to talk about your expectations and surgical goals. You might need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist (an eye specialist) to assess your eyesight before the procedure.
What to expect during the procedure?
Blepharoplasty procedures often last one to three hours and can be done under local or general anesthesia. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on your needs and desired outcomes.
To treat the upper lid, the surgeon will create incisions along the eyelids’ natural crease. To treat the lower eyelid, they will create an incision beneath the lashes or inside the lower lid. The excess skin, fat, and muscle will be cut away, and the incisions will be stitched or covered with surgical adhesive.
What to expect after the procedure?
After your procedure, you will need to make arrangements for someone else to drive you home and accompany you on the night of the procedure. You will have some swelling and bruising around the eyes, but this is expected and will gradually fade away over the coming days. You may also experience some discomfort, which can be treated with painkillers.
The proper way to care for your eyes, including how to use ice packs and eye drops to relieve swelling, will be explained in great detail. Additionally, you will receive advice on how to avoid activities like reading or watching television that could strain your eyes. Your surgeon will set up follow-up appointments to check on your recovery and track your progress.
What are the expected results of the procedure?
You should notice a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your eyelids within the first week or two following surgery. Your eyes will appear more youthful and rested because the excess skin and fat have been removed. However, it can take a few weeks before the full effects of the procedure are visible.
Blepharoplasty produces natural-looking, long-lasting results. Most individuals do not have a second procedure because the surgery significantly enhances the appearance of the eyelids. Age is one aspect that can affect a patient’s results, but we find that most people are satisfied with blepharoplasty results, which should last between 10-15 years.
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