What neck lift surgery can treat

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a procedure used to treat droopy eyelids. During this surgery, the skin, muscle, and sometimes fat is removed, that may be causing the area around eyes to sag. The blepharoplasty procedure resolves functional and cosmetic problems of the periorbita, which is the area from the eyebrow to the upper portion of the cheek.

What anaesthesia preferred for this procedure?

Done under IV sedation or general anaesthesia.

What is the advantage of this procedure?

It is a day care procedure, patient may be discharged on the day of surgery.

What is done in this procedure?

A physical exam is conducted to look at and measure the eyes. Vision and tear tests are also performed. Pictures of eyelids will be taken to assess the measurement during the procedure. It important to ask the history of taking the following medication

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter remedies
  • Herbal supplements

Patient advised to stop taking anything that increases bleeding risks, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or warfarin. Advise the patient to stop smoking several weeks before a blepharoplasty.

How many hours needed to complete this procedure?

A blepharoplasty operation usually requires 1–3 hours to complete.

What are the postoperative instructions given to the patient?

Post-operatively, the initial swelling and bruising consequent to the surgery will subside and resolve with 1–2 weeks; the final, stable results of the blepharoplastic correction will become apparent after several months.

What are the factors that affect the outcome of surgery?

The anatomic condition of the eyelids, the quality of the patient’s skin, his or her age, and the general condition of the adjacent tissues, consequent to the anatomic conditions of the patient, affect the functional and aesthetic results achieved with the eyelid surgery.

What is done in this procedure?

Blepharoplasties are performed on an outpatient basis, patient can go home shortly after the procedure. General anaesthesia is only used for some people. Numbing agent is injected into the eyelids.

The upper eyelids are addressed first. Here, a small cut made and remove excess skin, as well as muscle and sometimes fat. Some of these tissues might be moved to other areas surrounding the eye before your surgeon closes the incision.

The lower lid blepharoplasty usually involves removal of fat, which contributes to the under-eye bags, as well as sometimes removing a small amount of skin. The incision may either be on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside underneath the lower eyelashes. In some people, the lower eyelid may be tightened or secured to the bony skeleton.