When we age, our skin ages as well. Due to the loss of elasticity, the skin sags and that decreased elasticity causes the skin to collect on and around the upper and lower eyelids, causing wrinkles and bulges that hang over the eyelashes.
Blepharoplasty is another name for eye surgery that targets the extra bagginess, removing the excessive skin.
Why people choose blepharoplasty
People generally choose to get a blepharoplasty for cosmetic and functional reasons. While it can help with dark circles, crow’s feet, or other facial wrinkles, it does improve eyesight in individuals whose upper eyelids sag to the point of getting in the way of their vision. It is frequently done with other procedures like laser resurfacing, filler injections, and forehead lifts.
Who would be chosen for eyelid surgery?
People who are most likely to be chosen are people older than 35 years of age and in good health. People who have a family history of having baggy or droopy eyelids may want to elect to have the surgery done sooner.
What is it like getting eyelid surgery?
If surgery is performed on the upper, lower, or both the upper and lower eyelids in the same session. Depending on what is done, the surgery takes roughly one to two hours. A cut is made along the natural lines of the eyelids and the skin is separated from the underlying tissue. After removing the extra fat and skin from the area, the skin is closed by bringing the edges of the cuts together with tiny stitches that remain for up to 7 days. There needs to be a different driver for the person getting a surgery because they won’t be able to drive themselves.
Possible complications after blepharoplasty
Though it is rare, some complications can occur after eye surgery like
- dry eyes
- abnormal coloring where the cuts are
- Not being able to fully close eyes
If any of these issues arise, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
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