Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) part 3
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that has spread a lot in recent times, as with age, collagen, which gives elasticity to the skin, decreases, and drooping and sagging occurs, which gives an advanced appearance of age, which leads to aesthetic problems and functional problems in vision, which can impede and limit the field of vision. .
What are the results of eyelid surgery?
1) The blepharoplasty process works to get rid of excess saggy skin and the resulting folds and drooping eyelids, which define the field of vision and give an advanced appearance of age.
2) Eyelid surgery gets rid of fat accumulations and excess fatty substances deposited in the eyelids.
3) This process also works to remove the bulge under the eye and what it contains of fatty substances or bags, and thus gets rid of the sagging of the lower eyelid.
4) It works to get rid of wrinkles in the eyelids.
5) Returning the lower eyelid to its normal position (as with age, sagging and swelling, the lower eyelid droops and reveals a wider area of the white sclera below the iris).
When do the results of eyelid surgery appear?
The results of eyelid surgery do not appear directly, as bruises and swelling appear in the first period after the surgery, which needs a period of 10 to 14 days to disappear, and then the cosmetic results begin to appear after that.
The cosmetic results of this process are long-term, but with age, the natural changes of the skin remain, and sagging may return again, but after a long period.
Does eyelid surgery leave scars or traces?
Eyelid surgery is associated with bruising and swelling that lasts from 10 to 14 days until it disappears, so the doctor recommends applying cold compresses every hour for 10 minutes on the first night and then 4 to 5 times a day.
Closing the incisions in blepharoplasty is done with a cosmetic stitch using thin threads that are removed after a week and it is rare to leave scars, however, the doctor recommends applying an ointment after removing the stitch to ensure that no scars are formed at all.
What is after eyelid surgery?
1- The doctor recommends using ice packs on the eyelids for ten minutes every hour during the first 24 hours of the procedure. Use ice packs four to five times a day after the first 24 hours of the procedure.
2- Clean the eyelids gently and carefully.
3- Adhere to the doctor’s prescription and use the prescribed eye drops.
4- Avoid rubbing the eyes.
5- Go to the doctor to remove the stitches after about a week, and sometimes absorbable sutures are used that do not need to be removed.
6- Contact the doctor in the event of any emergency such as bleeding, severe eye pain and others.
7- Bruising and swelling appear after eyelid surgery and usually disappear after 14 days.
8- After blepharoplasty, very thin bandages (Steri Strips) are placed on the incisions, which are removed after a few days.
9- Avoid exposure to the sun for a period of time after the operation, which is determined by the doctor, where it is preferable to adhere to wearing sunglasses.
Can contact lenses be placed after blepharoplasty?
You should not wear contact lenses during the first two weeks of the procedure.
Is it possible to repeat the eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is one of the cosmetic operations that is characterized by a very high success rate. Its cosmetic results are guaranteed and will last for a long time, but the natural changes to the skin with age remain continuous, so the sagging skin may return again after a short period of the operation, then it is possible to repeat the eyelid surgery once again .
We find that blepharoplasty is performed under anesthesia and works to fix and tighten drooping eyelids and remove puffiness by cutting excess skin and removing fat, and it is characterized by effective results.