Blepharoplasty is a surgical method of correcting the form of eyelids. It involves various procedures that help in removing any form of excess skin fat pads or muscles near the eyelids. Depending on the requirement of the patients, it can be categorized as cosmetic and functional.
Functional blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons where loose form of skin or excess fat from the eyelids is removed. The cosmetic form of blepharoplasty is meant for improving the facial appearance of the patient. With skin aging, the muscles of the eyelids weaken, which leads to puffy eyelids.
The whole process of the surgery takes about two hours to complete and proceeds as an outpatient technique.
- The surgeon performs local anesthesia on the eyelids.
- The procedure starts from the upper eyelid which is then followed by lower eyelid.
- Incisions are made along the eyelid’s natural folds just above the lashes.
- The excess fat or skin is removed and the incisions are closed with very fine stitches.
- On the lower eyelid, incision is made on the eyelid’s natural crease.
- The same process is followed just like upper eyelid.
Right after the surgery, you will not be permitted to rub your eyes for at least a period of two weeks. You are also requested not to go out in harsh sunlight as it might harm your eyes for about 3 weeks after the operation has been concluded.