Blepharoplasty is also called as eyelid lift surgery. It is done to correct the puffiness, sagging and drooping of upper eyelids. It is also used to remove the excess skin and the bags under the lower eyelid. It improves the appearance of your eyelids and the area around it to give you a younger and more relaxed look.
You can get the eyelid lift surgery done only if you are healthy and not suffering from any chronic or life threatening disease conditions and is a non-smoker. Risks are more for people with diabetes, dry eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, heart and vascular diseases.
During the procedure you will be administered either local anaesthesia and sedation or general anaesthesia as felt appropriate by your plastic surgeon. The incision on the upper eyelid is made such that after the procedure the scars get hidden in the natural creases of the upper eyelid. The fat or the extra skin is removed. For lower eyelid the incision is either made just below the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid. The excess skin is removed and /or the fat may be removed or redistributed as required. The incisions are closed with sutures, surgical tape or skin adhesives. Medications and ointment are prescribed to help in faster healing and to prevent infection after the procedure. Note you must wear sun glasses till healing is complete.
The swelling and bruising seen after the procedure goes away in few weeks. The scars of the incision fade away in few months to reveal beautiful eyes with well-defined smooth eyelids to give you a young and rejuvenated look.
Blepharoplasty can also be done along with other procedures such as face-lift, brow-lift or skin resurfacing to improve your looks substantially.
Risks may include infection, scar due to the procedure, temporary blurred vision or double vision and dry eyes but occur rarely. Loss of vision may occur in very rare cases.