Blepharoplasty refers to a procedure that corrects droopy eyelids through the removal of excess fat and skin. It also involves the tightening and repairing of the underlying muscle structures that keep everything intact. At some point in time, everyone will eventually suffer from the effects of the aging process. This results in the formation of unsightly wrinkles, fine lines, and excess saggy skin.

One area that becomes affected the most are the eyelids. Over the course of time, the muscles in the eyelids begin to weaken, resulting in a droopy look that makes you appear more tired or sad.

The appearance of bags under the eyes and droopy eyelids can also make you look older than you actually are. Then, there’s also the problem of peripheral vision loss, since the upper and outer parts of your field of vision becomes blocked.

This is where blepharoplasty comes in. The procedure corrects droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes to restore one’s youthful appearance.

Reasons to Opt for Blepharoplasty

As stated already, you can opt for blepharoplasty to correct your saggy eyelids. This is achieved via the removal of excess tissue from the upper or lower eyelids, which can greatly improve vision. Apart from improving vision, upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty can also make you look younger, alert, and more attractive.

Preparing for the Blepharoplasty Surgery

Before scheduling your blepharoplasty surgery, you will need to schedule a consultation with a  surgeon who you can trust. This is the time to talk about the details of the procedure to gain a better understanding of what to expect. You will also need to be ready to discuss your medical history in detail. This helps your surgeon decide whether or not you’ll make a good candidate.

Typically, you’ll be asked about your past medical conditions, previous procedures, and other eye-related conditions, such as allergies, dry eyes, circulatory problems, glaucoma, diabetes, and more. You should be honest, as certain issues that may arise from these problems could lead to you increasing your risk of complications arising.

You will also be able to talk about what you expect from the procedure. This is done to establish a realistic view of what one can achieve from the procedure. Every procedure is different, and it’s important to have realistic expectations.

There are generally 3 examinations or phases that make up this session. The first is a physical examination, where your general health will be assessed. This is followed up by a vision examination, where the doctor will test your eyes and quality of vision, including the peripheral vision. Finally, you will have your eyelids photographed. The images aid in planning the surgery and predicting the outcome.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

The blepharoplasty surgery begins with the administration of an anesthetic to the targeted area. This will help keep you comfortable during the entire process.

As for the procedure, it can be either on your lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both. When working on both eyelids, the surgeon will begin with the upper eyelids and move to the lower eyelids after that. He will work to remove the excess skin and fatty deposits, while strengthening the underlying muscles. Once the necessary corrections are made, your doctor will close the incisions around the new contours.

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