What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery known as (Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty) A surgical operation to improve the appearance of the eyelid, which can be performed either to beautify and tighten the The upper eyelid, to only tighten the Lower eyelid, or both.
This process may be done to correct some functional problems that arise in the Eyelid because of his slouch, through which the surgeon can return the young and vital to an area around the eyes. The following problems can be specifically addressed:
The loose skin that forms folds and wrinkles makes the natural shape of the The upper eyelid troubled , and sometimes leads to a disorientation of vision
Excessive fatty deposits that result in Eyelid swelling
Fatty cysts, fat pools and swelling under the eye
Lower eyelid retraction, which reveals eye whites below the Pupillary
Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid
Steps to perform eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery requires no more than just local anesthesia, whether it is done by laser or through traditional surgery. But some patients prefer to go sometimes total anesthesia, to avoid panic, anxiety. generally you can participate in the anesthesia decision with your doctor and explain to your doctor what you prefer whether to avoid or wish for total anesthesia.
Tightening the eyelids and getting rid of swelling
Any excess fat is excreted in this area, with skin and muscles tensioned and wrinkles removed so that young people can be reborn into the eye area.
The surgical slit in the laser-Eyelid tightening process is smaller than intraoperative surgical slits used in the Eyelid tightening process . In both cases, the surgical slit is in an unclear place, it is done in the Tightening the upper eyelid, and is done down the Eyelashes line if Tighten the lower eyelid is tightened.
Close the surgical incision
The surgical slit is closed with a few simple stitches and the recovery phase begins . The entire surgical operation takes an hour to a maximum three hours depending on the patient’s condition.
The risks and potential complications of Eyelid surgery
Includes the following :
Exposure to bruises and blood clusters in the eye area, which also includes the risk of bleeding during the surgical procedure, and for this the patient should undergo several medical tests before the operation.
Some patients are exposed to Itch and pain in the eye area, tear secretion and other side effects of the process.
However, these effects are mostly temporary and can be controlled using traditional painkillers during the first post-surgical period. Some patients may experience loss of sensation in an area around the eyes, or some Permanent tremors in the eyelids, but these effects are rare and uncommon.
Some people may be temporarily or permanently allergic to light or sunlight, and some patients may have difficulty closing their eyes in the first period after the operation,And it has been reported that some patients develop eye dryness permanently after the operation, Or bleeding from the surgical incision during the first period after the operation
What happens in the medical advice of the Eyelid surgery?
The patient begins to pose their problem and complaints to the doctor, and through them demonstrate their expectations of the process, and the results they wish to achieve. After the condition check, the doctor decides the optimal treatment method, determines the appropriate treatment for the patient and whether the upper and lower eyelid will be Tighten only or the Upper eyelid and lower eyelid separately
During this phase, the patient should make the doctor take note of all details of his health condition and history, and should explain to him any medicines that he or she takes either with a prescription or without a prescription, and even herbal medicines . The patient should also comply with the doctor’s instructions completely during the period before the surgery and stop smoking or drinking alcohol, and also stop taking some sedative and some antihypertensive drugs that can increase the possibility of bleeding, swelling after the surgery
The doctor recommends that some medical tests be performed to determine the patient’s health, after which the surgical procedure is scheduled.
What questions should you ask your doctor?
Ask your doctor all the questions you are asking about the duration of the surgery, and about the recovery period . And the expected results of the eyelid surgery . Also about the complications your doctor expects. I also ask him all your questions about the rare complications that some of his former patients have already experienced.
What are the advantages of eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery gives a more vibrant and youthful appearance and greatly increases a person’s self-confidence
The eyelid surgery period is shorter than many other plastic surgery procedures, as eyelid surgery does not require more than one hour
In most cases, the recovery period does not exceed two weeks, but it varies from person to person according to the state of health and the extent of its commitment to the doctor’s instructions.
The effects of surgical incisions are often not visible in this surgery. Because cracks in the natural wrinkles of the eyelid
Eyelid surgery has very high safety rates as it does not require complete anesthesia or major surgical incisions
Local anesthesia or sedatives are used and the doctor does not resort to total anesthesia, which greatly helps to avoid many complications from anesthesia