Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat
Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
Bags under the eyes
Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
How to prepare for your procedure ?
Strongly caution that the patients must refrain from taking any Aspirin and Ibuprofen - at least one week prior to the surgery day, since both Aspirin and Ibuprofen have high propensity to incur a severe bleeding :
Stop taking Vitamin E for 3-4 weeks before surgery : Stemming from its function to contribute to the liver, Vit E strongly compromises the body's factor to stop bleeding.
No alcoholic drinks 24 hours ahead of surgery appointment
At the initial consultation your plastic surgeon will carefully examine your physical condition, medical history including allergic history, eyesight, eye's openness function and any abnormality of eyes and body function - if there is. After that the surgeon will assess all aspects of the eyelid's condition and ask you if your desire of how your eyelids shall be looked like and synchronized with surgeon's expectation.
Once the understanding is crystal clear, the preparation for operation will be organized. The plastic surgeon will start to mark out the incision line and the area of the fat that are to be removed - the traces of these procedures will be hidden effectively. After a local anesthetic has been applied, surgeon shall cut the eyelids to remove any fat deposits and excess muscle and skin, following by neatly closing with miniscule stitches to effectively hide the traces of procedures to initiate a newly designed eyelids . During this period, the surgeon might request you to open your eyes in order to inspect a practicability of the new eyelids.
After Operative Care
One day post-operative, patient should apply a cold compress - maybe a commercial Gel Pack or icy-soaked towel. Keeping your head raised high, in additional with the cold compresses will speed healing and make you much more comfortable
3rd day post-operative, Warm compress - such as towel damped with warm water, should be applied to stimulate blood flow and help swelling subsiding.
After 5 to 7 days post surgery, stitch removing can be done