Blepharoplasty, often known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that involves removing excess skin from the eyelids to revitalize the area around the eyes and give it a younger, fresher appearance. Doctors perform eyelid surgery to treat sagging skin of the upper eyelids that may impair vision, excess skin on the lower eyelids, and bags under the eyes. The procedure is frequently combined with other procedures, such as a facelift or browlift.
Am I a suitable candidate for the procedure?
You may be ready for eyelid surgery if you do not have any eye conditions and have reasonable expectations about the procedure’s outcomes. Suitable candidates include nonsmokers and healthy people without medical problems that hinder healing.
What to expect before the procedure?
During your consultation, our doctor will review your medical history and perform a complete eye examination to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Before the procedure, they will ask you to refrain from smoking and taking certain medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the hospital and accompany you on the night of the treatment.
What to expect during the procedure?
Eyelid surgery usually takes two hours to complete if the upper and lower eyelids are treated. The doctor will administer a general anesthetic or IV sedation while performing the procedure. They will advise you on the option that is ideal for you during the consultation.
The surgeon makes a cut along the eyelid fold for the upper eyelids. They trim away some excess skin, muscle, and fat and then stitch up the wound. The surgeon makes a cut inside the lower lid or in the natural crease of your eye on the lower lid, right below the lashes. They trim or reposition excess muscle, fat, and sagging skin and then stitch up the wound. Sutures or skin glue are used to seal eyelid incisions, and the stitches are removed within a week.
What to expect after the procedure?
While you are in the recovery room, the doctor may use a lubricating ointment to keep your eyes moist and cover them with cold compresses. You may experience swelling or bruising following surgery, but these side effects can be managed with medicine, cold compresses, and ointment and will go down over 10 to 14 days.
The results of eyelid surgery will gradually become visible as the side effects go down, revealing a smoother, more clearly defined eyelid area, as well as a more youthful-looking appearance that could last a lifetime.
You will receive detailed instructions, including how to take care of your eyes, how to take medications to promote healing, and when to schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor. After the procedure, you should avoid strenuous activities for a couple of days and protect your eyes from sun exposure.
Schedule your appointment at Novomed today
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, call toll-free 800 (NOVO) 6686 or complete the online booking form to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in RAK or Fujairah.