An Overview Of Blepharoplasty

April 22, 2015

With age, the eyelids in an individual grow baggy and droopy. This occurs because the skin in and around the eyelids loses its elasticity with age causing it to stretch and develop wrinkles. This gives the individual a tired and sleepy appearance, aside from causing vision issues due to obstruction in some cases. Blepharoplasty can help correct these issues by repositioning or removing tissues in the eye area. It can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids.

The Eyelid Surgery procedure

Anesthesia: The patient is administered general or local anesthesia before the procedure depending on the requirement. If the surgery requires just excision of at or skin, local anesthesia should suffice. However, in cases where the procedure may be combined with browlift, facelift or fat repositioning, general anesthesia may be administered.

Surgery: In case the surgeon is working on lower and upper eyelids as part of the blepharoplasty, they start with the upper eyelids. The surgeon makes small incisions along the natural eyelid lines and carefully separates the skin from the tissue underneath, and goes onto remove any skin or fat that may present in excess. They then close up the incisions with stitches that are removed in the following week. With lower eyelid blepharoplasty the technique used by surgeons vary. They may make an incision on the lower eyelid insides or along the margin of the eyelashes. The surgeon then removes any excess fat or skin that may be present in the area. Sometimes surgeons use laser techniques to soften or erase fine lines in the around eye area. The incision cuts heal within a short span of time.

Post-surgery: The surgical stitches are removed after a week's time. It is natural to observe bruising and swelling in the operated area, and it should subside within a couple of weeks.

Interested in Learning More About Blepharoplasty? Contact Dr. David K. Funt

For more information about blepharoplasty or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. David K Funt. We are located in New York and can be reached directly at (516)295-0404 or (212) 257-0007. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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