“The Eyes are the Mirror to the Soul” that highlights the importance of our eye’s appearance, hence, making them an eminent feature of our facial appearance. Droopy eyelids make people appear older, sad and tired. Perhaps, eyelids are typically the first place where the signs of aging appear.
Two major problems that affect our eyelids; one is the accumulation of excessive fats behind the eyelids, particularly in the lower lids. This in turn pushes outward on the lid causing a bag to develop. Second problem affecting eyelids is wrinkling of the skin.
Surgical treatment called Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is an ideal solution to resolve each of these problems. Eyelift procedure is intended to provide a more rested and youthful appearance of the eye. The surgery can also widen your visual fields in case excessive upper lid skin has somewhat blocked the vision.
The eyelift surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general/local anaesthesia and sedation. The incisions are done where the natural crease ought to be in the upper eyelids and beneath the eyelash line in the lower lids. If excess fat and skin is present in the lower eyelids, it can be removed by means of an incision inside the lower lids without any external scar.
All the sutures are generally removed within 4-6 days. Swelling and bruising will last at least for 1-2 weeks. Eye makeup can be done after sutures are removed. Moreover, contact lenses can be worn when comfortable, generally within 7-10 days. The procedure is safe, painless, bloodless and effective.
Additional surgical procedures that may improve the result of Blepharoplasty are Chemical Peel, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Forehead Lift or Face Lift. Eyelift surgery is a marvellous way to restore the youthful appearance of your eyes and to get rid of that tired appearance.