Drooping Eyelids? Check out how Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery in Oculoplasty can help
April 12, 2023
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Have you been having difficulty seeing things properly because of drooping eyes? Do you feel less confident interacting with your social circle because of the bags under your eyes and excess fat on the eyelids? Then worry not for there is always a solution to the problem and in this case, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is your answer.
Blepharoplasty is a type of Oculoplasty surgery performed on the eyelids to remove excess skin or fat generated around the eyes. As we start to age, the eyelids stretch and as a result, the muscles supporting them start to weaken and fat can accumulate above and below the eyes. The surgery usually removes the excess and sagging upper and lower eyelids which are drooping and baggy.
There are two types of eyelid surgery; upper and lower eyelid surgery.
- Upper eyelid surgery – Removes excess skin and fat from upper eyelids
- Lower eyelid surgery – Removes the bags, fat, and puffiness from under the eyes.
Reasons why eyelid surgery is done?
This eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done for cosmetic as well as medical purposes. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed for a more youthful appearance while medical eyelid surgery is performed to improve vision. The skin on the upper eyelid, when it droops too much can obstruct our view and make it difficult to see and perform daily activities like driving, reading, etc. You might also lose your self-confidence and restrict social interaction when you have this discomfort.
Is eyelid surgery harmful?
The surgery is generally safe, effective, performed under local anesthesia, and is mostly harmless. The recovery time after the surgery varies depending on the patient and the place of surgery. Under the careful guidance of an experienced ophthalmic surgeon, eyelid surgery can be performed successfully with minimal risks and a faster recovery rate.
Why is eyelid surgery essential?
As we get older, our face will begin to look dull and tired, losing the youthful glow and luster, which is when eyelid surgery becomes imperative to regain the lost glow and rejuvenate oneself. Before you make the decision, it is important to consult with a qualified surgeon who can suggest the right kind of surgery to fulfill your needs.
Where is an eyelid surgery done?
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is done on the:
- upper and lower eyelids that are baggy or droopy
- eyelids with excess skin that blocks peripheral vision
- bags seen under the eye
What all conditions can eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty treat?
Eyelid surgery can be used to treat the following:
- Fat under the eyes
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Saggy or droopy skin
- Wrinkles, fine lines under the eyes
- Eye bag removal
- Drooping brow
Benefits of eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty
- Minimal scarring
- Confidence booster
- Look young and youthful
- improved and enhanced vision
- Long term results
Where can I get an eyelid surgery done?
Dr. Rani Menon’s Eye Clinic provides the best oculoplasty surgery out of which eyelid surgery is one of their key services and treatments. Our team of experienced doctors ensures that you are provided with the best treatment and crystal-clear vision.