Eyelid Surgery

Droopy eyelids make one look older and sometimes it can also impair the vision. Droopy eyelids are formed as a result of the constant force of gravity, volume loss, constant stretching of the skin, loss of skin elasticity and excess use of the muscles of the lower and upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty provides a rejuvenated look and makes one look less worn and tired. Eyelid surgery can be performed on both lower and upper eyelids, and involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscles from the target areas. This surgery also helps to correct ptosis and repair the malpositioned eyelids, formed as a result of aging, trauma, disease, defects during surgery.

 

This surgery also corrects the droopiness and puffiness of the eyes by removing the under-eye bags. Sometimes the dark circles formed due to under-eye bags can be improved with this surgery. Eyelid surgery is also combined with a facelift, brow lift, cheek lift, and other facelift techniques to improve the aging signs and to achieve overall rejuvenation. 

What all can be corrected with eyelid surgery?

  • Droopy eyes 
  • Puffy eyes
  • Under-eye bags 
  • Sagging skin that causes extra weight on the eyelashes 

An ideal candidate for eyelid surgery

  • Must be in a good state of health 
  • Must be physically and emotionally healthy 
  • Wishes to improve their aesthetics facial appearance 
  • Has realistic expectations with the surgery
  • Wants to correct baggy and droopy eyelids
  • Is a non-smoker and non-alcoholic
  • Wants to remove the second skin around the eyes. 
  • Is an individual above 30 years of age (both men and women) or older and have droopy and sagging eyelids.
  • Has loose or hanging skin that causes droopy folds and affects the natural contour of the upper eyelids and impairs vision.

 

Note

People suffering from thyroid, eye disease (dry eye, detached retina), autoimmune disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disorder, heart disease, and take blood-thinning medications or anticoagulants, are not considered as ideal candidates for this procedure.

Benefits of eyelid surgery

  • Corrects drooping eyelids 
  • Improves the quality of life 
  • Improves visual function and social interaction 
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Improves peripheral vision and provides with natural results 
  • Boosts self-confidence by enhancing the appearance
  • Reduces and removes the excess skin in the eyelids and makes the eyes appear bigger and more beautiful.

Before eyelid surgery

Before the surgery, the surgeon evaluates the patient's complete medical history. Patient’s vision is also tested and tear production is also assessed. The surgeon also evaluates the patient's bone structure, underlying facial muscle structure and strength, the symmetry of the patient’s eyebrows, skin type and how much of fat, skin and muscles (patient goals) will be removed during the surgery. 

One has to follow the guidelines as directed by the surgeon and must stop smoking, alcohol consumption, and should also avoid the consumption of certain vitamin supplements, herbs, and medications that can impair the healing process during the recovery period.

Procedure of eyelid surgery

The procedure will take 30 to 90 minutes. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and general or local anaesthesia is administered. The skin is cleaned with disinfectant and markings are made to display the area from where the excess tissue needs to be removed. During the surgery, the surgeon will correct the lower or upper eyelid depending upon the changes required. The upper eyelid is addressed first and the surgeon will make a small cut and remove the excess skin muscles and fat that causes the droopy eyelids. Sometimes the tissues are also re-positioned around the surrounding areas of the eyes before closing the incision.

 

Then in the lower eyelid, an incision is made and excess skin and fat that contribute to the formation of under-eye bags are removed. The incision is made inside or outside in the lower eyelashes. The eyelid surgery cost in Hyderabad also varies according to the type of correction required by the patient.

 

The incision of the surgery is very tiny and they are strategically placed in the natural crease of the face in the upper eyelids and in the natural line below the lower eyelashes. 

 

Note

Patients can also perform revision eyelid surgery if they are not happy with the eyelid surgery performed in the past. Dr. Dushyanth Kalva at Inform Clinics performs revision eyelid surgery depending upon the patient’s previous surgery results. One is advised to wait for a few months so that full healing takes place from the first surgery and the skin is fully prepared to perform a second surgery. To know more about revision eyelid surgery consult today with Dr. Dushyanth Kalva an expert plastic surgeon at Inform Clinics, Hyderabad.

Aftercare

  • Apply an ice pack to minimize swelling and bruising 
  • Apply ointment and oral pain reliever as prescribed by the surgeon
  • Avoid vigorous activities and exercises for about 3-5 after surgery 
  • Avoid making any extreme facial expressions
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Do not scratch the treated area 
  • Protect the eyes from sun and bright light
  • Do not apply makeup near the incision site for about 4-5 days after surgery 
  • Wear dark sunglasses to protect the eyes from sunlight, dust, and foreign particles 
  • Do not perform any activities that increase blood flow like swimming, aerobics, jogging, and crying
  • Also, clean the treated area and apply the prescribed eye-drops in the area as guided by the surgeon
  • Do not lift any heavy objects as this can cause an increase in blood pressure and cause bleeding at the incision site  

 

In the recovery phase, one may experience pain, swelling, numbness and occasional double vision after the surgery and this would gradually subside over time.

 

So, it is advised to choose the right surgeon to avoid the occurrence of any complications or side effects after the surgery. To know more about blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery in Hyderabad consult today with an expert blepharoplasty surgeon in Hyderabad, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, at Inform Clinics

Results

  • The surgery provides beautiful and long-lasting results. But as a result of the natural aging process, gravity, weight loss, weight gain, and certain medical conditions eyelids can become droopy again.
  • One can see the best result after a year of the surgery once the healing and recovery are completed.

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