Double Eyelid Surgery or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove skin.Double Eyelid surgery uses incisions on the skin to allow for removal of skin and fat. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to allow for a creation of an eyelid crease. Double Eyelid Surgery is performed to remove those fats and excess skin as person aged, improves appearance and improve vision. It is performed to create an upper eyelid crease.
Upper eyelid excess skin and fat can create a heavy looking eyelid, aged appearance, puffiness, and sometimes block vision. Upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fat and can improve vision. There is also a surgery for the lower eyelid or Lower Blepharoplasty. It is also done to remove excess skin under the eye, improve the shape of the lower eyelid, and reduce wrinkles. Lower Blepharoplasty can help to correct sagging and dropping eyelid, But some needs to add fats to avoid sunken eyes.
Candidate for Double Eyelid Surgery are those with dropping and sagging eyelid because of age. Before deciding on doing the Double Eyelid Surgery, make sure that you come to a board certified surgeon and with specialized training.
Benefits of Double Eyelid Surgery.
Double Eyelid Surgery can make a big difference in a person’s appearance. It will improve appearance of tired looking eyes and old aged, improves skin beneath the eyes to make it look fresh and more youthful, and the results can last for many years. The result may vary from patient to patient. Please take note that the Double Eyelid Surgery will not eliminate dark circle eyes, does not improve wrinkles, or the sunken eyes. If you want to look totally young you will need to ask for your surgeon’s advised for additional procedures they would recommend.
Double Eyelid Surgery is performed under local anesthesia or outpatient basis. A small incision is made along the lash line, then that’s the time that the surgeon will remove those excess fats and muscle and cut the excess skin. The surgeon will then suture the wound with a fine suture to close the incision. Permanent stitches will be removed three to five days after the procedure
After Double Eyelid Surgery the incisions will be red, swollen and bumpy. Patient’s are adviced to do a cold compress to removed swelling. Sutures will be removed after a week or after the wound is fully healed and dry. The swelling and discoloration will gradually subside after a week. Swelling and bruising varies from person to person. Bruises usually disappear after a week or two. Seven days after surgery patient is not allowed to use make-up.
Expect a blurry vision for a couple of days. Your eyes may sensitive to light, and may experience excess tearing or dryness. Make sure to keep the area clean and dry always. And wash your hands always to avoid infection.
First week after Double Eyelid Surgery, patient should avoid activities that uses the eyes always like watching tv, reading books, computer and please avoid using contact lens. Excessive blinking can lead to excessive swelling. Avoid sun exposure and wear eyeglases when gong out to protect the eyes from dirt and dust. A full rest and a frequent nap is advised to relax the eyes.
Your doctor will also advised you to avoid bending, lifting, exercise and heavy activities for the first month after surgery. You should ask your doctor if when is the right time you can resume your daily exercise and routine.
All surgery has it’s own significant complications. For Double eyelid here is the following complications;
- Anesthetic risks
- Excessive Tears
- Blurred Vision
- Altered sensation in the eyelid
- Asymmetry on each sides
- Poor wound healing