Eyelids and Palpebral Bags
When considering this surgery the doctor must evaluate
the skin of the upper and lower eyelids, bags around
the eyes, the location of the eye brows and the skin
between the cheeks and the lower eyelid.
As people age, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken,
and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing "bags"
above and below.
The purpose of blepharoplasty is to remove fat--usually
along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and
lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper
lids and puffy bags below your eyes - features that
make you look older and more tired than you feel, and
may even interfere with your vision.
Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia
The purpose of this procedure is to separates the skin
from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, to remove excess
fat, and to trim sagging skin and muscle.
Usually the incisions are performed following the natural
lines of the eyelids; in the creases of the upper lids,
and just below the lashes in the lower lids, leaving
nearly invisible scars.
If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids
but don't need to have any skin removed, the incision
is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible
The patient need to rest for 48 hours following the
surgery and should restrain from physical activity during
the following 15 days. Stitches will be removed after
3 to 6 days
Edema or occasionally small haematomas may appear in
the area which will disappear during the first two weeks
When eyelid surgery is performed by a qualified plastic
surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor
The minor complications that occasionally follow blepharoplasty
include difficulty closing the eyes, tearing or blurred
Eyelid surgery won't remove crow's feet or other wrinkles
or lift sagging eyebrows. The wrinkles could be corrected
with a skin peeling, a facial lift surgery or Botox.
A forehead lift or brow lift could correct the sagging