Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, used to define, reshape and enhance the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.
Are there benefits to blepharoplasty?
It tightens loose, sagging skin
It improves the appearance of the eyelids
It eliminates fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
It removes eye bags and dark circles around the lower eyes
It improves functional problems of the eyelids such as dry eye syndrome and blepharitis
What kinds of blepharoplasty are there?
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
Creates a more defined upper lid
Focuses on the creation of lid folds
Minimizes puffy-looking upper eyelids caused by excess fat in the upper eye
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Removes eye bags, excess skin and wrinkles
Corrects sagging of the skin around the lower eyelids
Double eyelid blepharoplasty (Asian blepharoplasty)
Creates a crease on the upper eyelids, giving a natural-looking double eyelid structure
Results in younger looking and expressive eyes, making sagging skin and eye bulges disappear
Can I undergo blepharoplasty?
Candidates for this surgery can be as young as 20 years old
The best candidates are healthy individuals without serious eye conditions or medical ailments that can impair healing
After your consultation, you will be prescribed a list of medications to take before and after the procedure (including what not to take)
You may also be advised to stop smoking and drinking for at least one week prior to the procedure
How it is done
After being put on local anesthesia, incisions are made in the area around the natural folds of the eyelids
Excess fat and skin are removed and the muscles are tightened
Incisions are closed using sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape
After the procedure
Average downtime after the operation is around 7 to 10 days.
You may gradually resume your usual physical activities around a week after the procedure
Practice diligent sun protection by wearing dark-tinted sunglasses
Follow the doctor’s orders regarding medications such as eye drops, etc.