Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Blepharoplasty surgery has been around for decades and it’s still one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries today. It’s also known as eyelid surgery and can be used to correct droopy eyelids and remove excess skin.
How does Blepharoplasty work?
Blepharoplasty can be performed on both upper and lower eyelids, depending on what you want to address in your eyes. If you have droopy upper lids, this will allow your eyes to look more open and youthful. If you have droopy lower lids, then it may make sense for you to undergo both procedures at once so that they are symmetrical with each other (and therefore less noticeable).
Blepharoplasty surgery usually takes about an hour to complete, but this will vary depending on your individual needs and goals. The surgeon will make incisions just outside of your natural crease lines in order to avoid visible scars along those areas after healing has occurred. After making these incisions, he or she will then remove any excess fat deposits from underneath each eye before sculpting new contours into place with sutures (stitches).
How long do Blepharoplasty results last?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can produce long-lasting results. However, the length of time the results will last can vary depending on several factors such as the individual’s skin type, age, and overall health. In general, Blepharoplasty results can last for several years.
The procedure can remove or reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, which can improve the appearance of the eyes and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. However, over time, the skin will continue to age, and the effects of gravity, sun damage, and other factors will eventually cause the eyelids to sag again.
It’s worth noting that factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor diet can accelerate the ageing process and reduce the longevity of the results. To maintain the results of the surgery, it’s important to protect the skin from sun damage, quit smoking and maintain a healthy diet.
Recovery from Blepharoplasty surgery depends on the type of procedure you have, but most patients can expect to be able to return home the same day or the following day, and resume normal activities within two weeks.
After the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyelids. These symptoms are normal and usually subside within a few days to a week. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activity and protect the incision sites from excessive sun exposure.
The best way for patients recovering from Blepharoplasty surgery is by following all instructions given by their doctor. This will ensure proper healing and minimise the risk of complications.