Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery :
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery done to repair droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Blepharoplasty or the eye lid surgery can be used to correct both the upper and lower eye lid simultaneously and the procedure rejuvenates the eye.
This surgery can be recommended both for normal as well older people. Younger people undergo surgery because of the excess fat deposits in the walls of upper and the lower eye lids, giving the eye a dull and tired look. Older people undergo surgery due to age changes like excess eye lid skin with or without protruding fat. Droopy eye lids, which result in impaired vision, may also be the reason for few people to undergo blepharoplasty.
For a week after the surgery, the following precautions should be taken:
• Avoid swimming;
• Do not lift anything weighing more than 9 Kg.
• Avoid strenuous activities like aerobics or jogging.
• Sleep with head higher than chest.
• Follow up doctor’s advice and medications.
Post surgery, scars from the incision may take six months or longer to fade. During this time, the eye lid should be protected from too much of sun exposure. For some people results of surgery may last a life time, but for some, the drooping eye lids may reoccur.
Like any other surgery, blepharoplasty also carries some risks like reaction to the anesthesia. Other possible risks specific to this surgery include:
• Temporary numbness to the eye lid skin;
• Dry, irritated eye;
• Temporary vision changes, for example double vision;
• Impaired eye lid function;
• A very negligible risk of blindness due to bleeding behind the eye.