What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid Aesthetics; External causes such as ageing, gravity, and other environmental factors can quickly influence the skin on the eyelids, changing the expression of the face to a more withdrawn and aged look. Bags have been more apparent over time and play an equal role in this look.

Additionally, both the upper and lower eyelids can wrinkle at a young age as a result of makeup application and too much sun exposure. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) could be the answer for you if you want a more youthful appearance.

The eye is a very sensitive area, so choosing your surgeon is very important. At Clinicera, our cosmetic surgeons are experts in various eye surgery types and we make sure that you get the best results possible.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty does not have an upper age limit. Non-surgical procedures can be used to correct minor deformations around the eye of young patients, but they will become insufficient as the patient gets older and/or the severeness of deformation increases.

Human skin has an elastic structure, but when people become older, their elasticity decreases. As a result, the eyelids will have extra tissue, making the patient seem tired and aged. The below are some of the changes that occur in the eyelids as a result of ageing and lack of elasticity:

  • The skin of the eyelids gets more wrinkly and saggy
  • Increased under-eye discolouration and bagging
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Face with a tired expression
  • Lines of crow’s foot

Blepharoplasty should be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or both, depending on the patient’s preferences. Eyelid surgery is usually done in conjunction with other procedures such as forehead lifts, eyebrow lifts, and endoscopic midface surgery.

Operation Process of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty may be done on the upper and lower eyelids individually or together. During the procedure, surgeons extract extra fat and skin from the eyelid region and reinforce the tissues that connect the muscles to the skin. As a consequence, you’ll look more attractive and youthful.

Depending on the scope of the procedure, blepharoplasty may be done under local or general anaesthesia. The patient is discharged the next day if only blepharoplasty is performed under local anaesthesia. If they are under general anaesthesia, though, it is recommended that they spend the first night in the hospital. Three to six days after surgery, patients will return to work.

Eyelid Surgery Post Operation Process

A wet bandage with ice on top should be applied to the patients’ eyes. Patients must keep their eyes closed for one or two hours after surgery to minimize the risk of later swelling and bruising. If there is some pain, they can take pain relievers, but it is common to have increased sensitivity and irritation following surgery.

It’s a good idea to hold your head up and use a cold compress. It is also recommended that you use eye drops for a few days after the surgery. On the fifth day, the blind stitches on the upper eyelid should be taken. The stitches on the lower eyelid naturally fall out. For more detailed information, please contact your cosmetic surgeon at Clinicera.