What is Blepharoplasty OR Eyelid Surgery?
If the sagging skin around your eyes reduces your side vision, especially the upper and the outer parts of the vision areas, this requires eye lift surgery to eliminate the vision problems and make the appearance of the eyes younger than before.
Blepharoplasty is a kind of surgery that helps to repair droopy eyelids and removes excess skin, muscle, and fat. When you grow older, your eyelids get stretched and the supporting muscles become weakened that results in excess fat collected above and under your eyelids that can lead to sagging eyebrows, dropper eyelids, and bags below your eyes.
To decide whether Eyelid Surgery is the correct option or not, take an expert’s advice.
Reasons to get the eye lift surgery done:
Removing the excess skin from the upper eyelids can help to improve your vision as upper and lower eyelids blepharoplasty can make your eyes’ vision more clear.
It is helpful when you have:
Bulging upper eyelids.
The extra amount of skin on the upper eyelids prevents your outer vision.
Sagging skin on the lower eyelids.
Puffy skin under your eyes.
Eyelid surgery Procedure:
The surgeon will inject numbing medicines into your eyelids and give you intravenous medication to keep you relaxed. If the surgery is being done on the upper and lower eyelids, the surgeons will operate the upper eyelid first. Then, they will make an incision along the fold of the eyelid to remove some amount of excess skin, muscle, and fat and will close the wound.
When surgeons are operating the lower eyelid, they will make a cut just beneath the lashes in your eye’s natural crease or inner side of the lower eyelid. They will remove and redistribute the extra fat, muscles, and bulging skin and seal the wound.
If your upper eyelids lean close to your pupil, the surgeons can operate blepharoplasty along with the procedure known as ptosis that helps to give you extra support to the eyebrow muscle.
After the surgery finishes, you may be recommended to stay in the recovery room so that the doctors can monitor you for further complications. If everything is ok then, you can leave the hospital.
Use ice packs on your eyes for about ten minutes in each hour just after the surgery
With passing some days, use ice packs four to five times a day.
Avoid stretching, heavy lifting, or swimming for a week.
Avoid vigorous activities like jogging for a week.
The eye lift surgery cost may be covered by the insurance company. But if you have got the surgery just to improve your look, eye lift cost probably will not be covered by insurance. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty is done due to cosmetic reasons. Usually, the surgery costs about $3,282 excluding anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.
Most people are fully satisfied with the results of blepharoplasty as it provides a youthful appearance and boosts self-confidence.