What is Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery removes the excess fat from the lower and upper eyelids. Complications are rare if the plastic surgeonís advice is strictly followed. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a procedure through which excess fat is removed from the lower and upper eyelids along with excess skin.
Patients suffering from dry eyes, hypothyroidism, Gravesís disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or any other eye disorder are generally not advised to go for an eyelid surgery.
The following are the essential information that must be collected before beginning the blepharoplasty procedure
Recent eye healthcare examinations
Corrective prescriptions (eye glasses)
The procedure- Blepharoplasty
A local anesthesia is administered. The procedure varies from one to three hours. Incisions are made below the natural lines of the eyelids, just below the lashes, the skin is then separated from the fatty tissues and muscles and excess fat is removed.
The incision is then stitched with very fine stitches. Though total recovery time may vary from three-to five weeks but the patient is discharged the same day.