Upper blepharoplasty is when incisions are surgically made on the skin to facilitate the removal excess skin and fat tissue. Fine stitches are then used to strategically conjoin the skin creating and eyelid crease.
Lower eyelid surgery is a procedure that surgically removes eye bags in chronic cases. Incisions may be made directly beneath the bottom eye lash line or on the inside of the lower eyelid that is known as transconjunctival incision. Thereon subcutaneous fat and excess skin is removed in order t aesthetically improve the appearance of the eyes. The transconjunctival approach allows surgeons to remove or add eyelid fat without any visible signs of surgery hence having an added advantage in blepharoplasty. This approach can be carried out in association with laser skin resurfacing of the eyelid skin to dissolve fine lines and wrinkles.
Eyes hold immense aesthetic significance since they can make the face seem tired and aged. Blepharoplasty seeks to rejuvenate the aesthetic appearance by giving the eyes and hence the face a more youthful look. Excess kin and fat tissue on the upper eyelid may give an individual a heavy aged appearance of puffy eyes and sometimes it is hereditary. Upper blepharoplasty is also known to be performed on individuals who experience partially blocked vision due to their eyelid condition.
Double eyelid surgery is a form of blepharoplasty that is performed on individuals who have single eyelids that may give them a heavy facial appearance. Aptly labeled as the Asian eyelid surgery it is because genetically Asian people are candidates to this procedure where an upper eyelid crease is created.
What is Upper Blepharoplasty For
Upper blepharoplasty is an elective form of surgery that seeks to construct the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids to address puffiness, sagginess and droopiness in the upper eyelids. It boosts facial and cosmetic appearance. By improving the area of the skin around the eyes, a youthful look is achieved that is effective for those who face premature ageing and eye bags.
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy, non-smoking individuals who do not suffer from chronic disease conditions and have realistic expectations from surgery. The complications are higher up for those people suffering from diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, thyroiditis or vascular disease.
The procedure is carried out in the presence of local anesthesia and mild sedation or general anesthesia as is more suitable for you and that decision is taken by your surgeon. Incision in the upper eyelid is made in the natural crease of the lid so as that it remains hidden. After the incisions, skin is excised and fat is removed, added or redistributed as is necessary. To close the surgical site, fine sutures, surgical glue or straps may be used. For the coming weeks of recovery pain medication and topical creams are prescribed for quicker and safer healing in order to avoid risks of infection. Sun glasses are an accessory you must wear until recovery is complete.
Swelling and tenderness is experienced for the first few weeks after surgery as it gradually declines and the bruises fade. Once the scars of surgery disappear, as they will over a few months, the patient will begin to see their eyes rendered beautiful and youthful once again with smoother eyelids that roll back the years and give you a fresh new look or help you regain your youthful appearances.
Blepharoplasty is not uncommon to be performed with other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, browlifts or laser epidermal resurfacing to perfect the look you wish to go for. Costs for upper blepharoplasty vary from the complexity of the condition and the type of technique carried out.
Medical insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery unless the upper blepharoplasty is being performed to solve the partial obstruction of vision as proven in a valid medical checkup hence making the patient medically deserving of an eyelid lift.
The complications associated with upper blepharoplasty in Dubai are minimal and usually would infection, scarring or temporary blurred vision that are very rare. It is very necessary to talk to your surgeon before surgery about your chances, concerns and suitability for the procedure in order to avoid such risks. Sign up today for a free consultation with one of our specialists to answer your queries.