Aging signs are inevitable and the first place that shows the aging signs are the eyelids. Natural aging process makes your upper eyelids droopy, causes bags under the eyes and fine wrinkles and lines on both upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is the perfect solution for all these problems. The procedure is suitable even for young people who have naturally saggy upper eyelids and bags under the eyes.
Eyelid surgery can be performed either on lower and upper eyelids or both. You can go for the procedure for both the reasons either to enhance their aesthetic appearance or if you are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids. Eyelid surgery can improve your eyelids by treating following issues.
- Sagging skin that causes the folds and disturbs the appearance of upper eyelids.
- Excess fat and puffiness in the eyelids.
- Droopy lower eyelids.
- Bags under the lower eyelids.
- Fine lines and excess skin below the eyes.
This procedure is most commonly performed on the patients who are above 35 but a large number of younger patients also undergo this surgery. It is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries. It is designed to improve the overall appearance of eyes. It can be performed separately or in combination with other procedures like browlift surgery and facelift surgery. It is safe and super effective procedure.
The first step of the procedure is administration of anesthesia and general anesthesia and intravenous sedation are the options but mostly general anesthesia is used. After the anesthesia takes effect, incisions are made. They are designed in such a way that the resultant scars are well concealed in the natural creases. In case of upper eyelid surgery, cut is made in the natural crease of eyelid. After making incision, fat is removed or repositioned, muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. If we talk about lower eyelid surgery, incision is made just below the lash line. Again excess skin is removed and fat is repositioned or removed. Making incision inside the lower eyelid is alternate technique for lower eyelid surgery. This technique does not involve removing excess skin. After making these changes, incisions are closed using sutures.
Though plastic surgeon determines the candidacy of the patient for procedure but in general, good candidates for eyelid surgery include.
- Individuals who have good general health and are not suffering from any serious ailment.
- Those who are non-smokers.
- Those who have realistic expectations with the procedure.
- Those who are not suffering from any serious eye condition.
The eyelid surgery is a safe procedure and it does not cause any severe risks when performed by highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeon. Potential risks associated with the procedure of eyelid surgery include.
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Swelling and bruising – very common but temporary
- Dryness in eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Changes in skin sensation
In short, eyelid surgery is an ideal procedure to get youthful appearance of eyes back when performed properly by an experienced surgeon.