The surgical process of Blepharoplasty aims at improving and modifying the eyelid. By this procedure, the surplus skin and fat tissues are positioned again and the concerned tendons and muscles can also be reinforced . It can be both a functional and cosmetic surgery. The surgery aims at improving the surrounded area of the patient’s eye so as to make it look more relaxed and rejuvenated.
Blepharoplasty can be done alone or combined with other facial surgeries such as a Facelift and Eye Brow lift surgery to give a younger looking appearance.
The first step before starting the procedure is to mark the surplus skin in a standing position. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is done on the crease of the lid and the deep muscle is tightened and the skin is pulled off and the accumulated fat is removed. The surgeon then closes the incision with the help of fine sutures so as to prevent scarring. In the surgical process of the lower lid the excess fat from the lower lid is treated with the help of transconjunctival Blepharoplasty. Canthoplasty is a surgical process in which the lid is tightened at the edges of the eye when there is excessive laxity of the lid.
The people after surgery are very pleased with their results fairly soon after their procedure. People see visible changes of before and after the eyelid surgery and looked refreshed and more alert. Almost all the traces will subside after several weeks. The patient can witness a great improvement in their eyesight.
Laser Blepharoplasty is the latest method used for lifting your brow or correcting the eyelid. This technology involves the use of highly powerful laser light to correct the problem. The technique is used to push off the traditional cosmetic technique which creates incision and needs more healing time. This technique creates no sutures and scars with less healing time. For this the surgeons use laser or lasers with CO2 for Blepharoplasty.
Ques: What is blepharoplasty?
Ans: Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery. With the increasing of age, the eyelids can begin to droop and fill with fat, which makes you appear older and tired. It can also reduce your peripheral vision, especially at the far edges and tops of your visual range.
Ques: What are the reasons oneshould choose eyelid surgery?
Ans: Many individuals choose blepharoplasty to reduce the appearance of bags under their eyes, to eliminate droopy and tired looking eyelids, and to restore peripheral vision that has been impaired by severely sagging eyelid skin.
Ques: Is blepharoplastycovered in health insurance?
Ans: Usually, Eyelid surgery is notcovered under medical or vision insurance policies. However, in rare cases where the procedure is deemed medically necessary, it may be covered. For more information on this kindly contact your insurance company.
Ques: Do I need to stop taking blood thinning medication?
Ans: Yes, Blood-thinning medicines (e.g. aspirin, aspirin cardio, Tiatral, Marcoumar, Sintrom, AlkaSeltzer, Ponstan etc.) should be stopped if possible5 days before the operation. You mustconsult your doctor before stop taking these medicines. If you have noticeable bruises or if you have persistent bleeding after injuries, this is also taken into account in the surgical planning.
Ques: Can I use painkillers before surgery?
Ans: For the last 5 days prior to the operation, avoid analgesics (e.g. headache) containing acetylsalicylic acid, which is included in medications including Aspirin, Aspirin Cardio, Tiatral and AlkaSeltzer. Other painkillers are allowed.
Ques: Will eyelid surgery fix my peripheral vision?
Ans: Eyelid surgery only fixes peripheral vision that is blocked by droopy eyelids. There are many other causes of peripheral vision loss, including glaucoma, occlusions, a detached retina or a compression of the optic nerve. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis.
Ques: How much time does the surgery take, and is it performed on an outpatient basis?
Ans: Eyelid surgeries are generally performed on an outpatient basis. Since local anesthetic is used, we do ask you to bring an alternative driver with you or have someone to drop you off and pick you up. The surgery normally takes two hours or less, but it may take a little long sometimes.
The doctor will specifically discuss this question with you during the preliminary examination.
Ques: Do I need to have an empty stomach?
Ans: This will depend on the type of anesthesia and will be discussed with you when planning the surgery.
Ques: Can I smoke before the operation?
Ans: Limited smoking if possible. Smoking leads to an increase in the risk of major bleeding during the operation and, as a consequence, to bruising and poorer wound healing. In general, smoking should be reduced or, ideally, stopped in the few days before and after surgery.
Ques: Will I need local or general anesthesia?
Ans: This question will be discussed individually by the doctor depending on the type of procedure.
Ques: Will I experience pain during surgery?
Ans: No,the operation will be painless for you. This applies for both general anesthesia and for local anesthesia.
Ques: I've been given an eye ointment. What do I do with it?
Ans: Please apply the ointment directly to the wound three times in a day i.e; morning, afternoon and evening. It is an eye cream. If it gets into your eye, then no worries, it is not dangerous.
Ques: How will my eyelids look like in the first few days after surgery?
Ans: It depends on the type of procedure and will be discussed directly with you.
Ques: Is swelling of the eyelids normal in the first 48 hours?
Ans: Yes, immediately after the operation, there is a certain swelling on the eyelids, which is usually the strongest on the second day after the operation and then slowly decreases. A cooling face mask can help to minimize swelling in the first 48 hours.
Ques: What can I do to make my eyelids swell as little as possible?
Ans: In the first 48 hours the swelling can be reduced through cooling face mask. This is delivered to the patient after operation. The swelling is strongest on the second day after surgery and then decreases slowly. Do not use creams or make-up until suture removal.
Ques: What happens if I rub my eyes while I sleep?
Ans: You will receive a basket from Doctor, which you wear at nightto avoid rubbing your eyes during sleep.
Ques: Will my eyes remain open after surgery or will I wear a bandage?
Ans: Apart from rare exceptions (basal cell carcinoma), patients do not need a bandage.
Ques: How long it will take to recover?
Ans: Since the surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, you will be allowed to go home and recover as soon as the local anesthetic has worn off, and it has been determined that it is safe for you to return home. Recovery times may vary. In general, stitches, if not self-dissolving, will be removed after 10 days, and most patients are fully recovered after one month. However, recovery can take longer.
Ques: Are there any side-effects I can experience after the surgery?
Ans: After your surgery, our eye doctor will provide you with paperwork on activities to avoid and signs of serious complications. Most people experience swelling, bruising and redness at the incision sites. You may also have some light sensitivity, double vision and watery eyes. Keeping the head elevated and using cool compresses can reduce swelling and bruising. Besides, we may prescribe eye drops or creams to help with discomfort.
Ques: Will I have a "black eye" after eye-lid surgery?
Ans: This depends on a variety of factors. In most of the cases, patients do not have bruising or they have minimal bruising. If in any case, there will be a bruise then that resolves itself after 2 weeks. There are a group of people who are at increased risk for post-operative bruising which includes smokers, people with high blood pressure, and the elderly.
Ques: Are itching lids normal in the first days after surgery?
Ans: Yes,itchy eyelids are normal and are a manifestation of the healing process.
Ques: What can I do to make the scar as fine as possible?
Ans: From the tenth day after the operation you can gently massage the scar once a day for 5 minutes with circular movements of the fingertips using a scar cream. The massage should be carried out for 6–8 weeks.
Ques: My eyes are watering and scratching after surgery, is this normal?
Ans: Yes,the outer lid angle remains sensitive to pressure for months. This is because there are many skin nerves that need to regrow.
Ques: When can I apply make-up again?
Ans: From the tenth day after the operation, you can apply make up without any restrictions. But be careful when removing make-up: do not rub make-up on, only spot it on.
Ques: When will I be allowed to play sports or exercise again?
Ans: In general, light sport activities are permitted from the eighth day onwards is possible. As a rule of thumb, avoid all sports activities in the first 4 weeks that make your face go red – for example, weightlifting.Swimming is possible 14 days after the operation.
Ques: When can I take a shower and wash my hair?
Ans: Third day after surgery. Shower water and soap in the wound area are not dangerous, as long as you do not rub your eyelids. Under all circumstances, do not rub your eyelids!
Ques: How do I schedule an appointment for blepharoplasty?
Ans: To schedule an appointment kindly contact us on below details.
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