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eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?

With age, our muscles slacken and the skin loses its elasticity. For the eyelids, this results in folds in the upper lids and deepening creases in the lower lids. Also, the slackening of muscle beneath the skin allows the fat which cushions the eyes in their sockets to bulge forwards to give the appearance of bagginess. In some families there is an inherited tendency for bags to develop during early adulthood.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids . An upper-eyelid reduction can improve your vision and make you look younger. A lower-eyelid reduction can help to reduce wrinkles and puffiness .

What eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can treat?

Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision

Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids

Bags under the eyes

Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris

Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

 

Recovery

You will be out of bed on the same day as your surgery. You may have a little bleeding from your eyelids for the first day or two after your operation. Dab this away gently with gauze squares or a clean handkerchief. Activities that increase the blood flow in your face (for example, bending over, straining, lifting or taking a hot bath) may increase the chance of bleeding, so avoid these for the first week. Sleep with extra pillows to keep your head raised and be gentle with your eyelids for at least another month. You can gently clean your eyes with wet gauze.

 

 

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