Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
What is a Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty or a cosmetic Eyelid Surgery is a surgical procedure performed on either the upper or lower eyelids for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face.
As a person ages, along with the face, the eyelids too start sagging. The eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. Excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and undereye bags. Not only does this give an aged appearance, but also the sagging upper eyelid sometimes hinders the peripheral vision especially the upper and lower field of vision.
Blepharoplasty can reduce the excess skin on upper and lower eyelids, giving a more youthful periorbital appearance and can also improve the vision in many patients struggling with a condition of brow ptosis.
How is Eyelid Surgery performed?
The surgical procedure is performed under sedation or local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are placed in the skin of upper or lower eyelids after a careful marking of the amount of skin that needs to be excised. Excess skin that had got stretched due to aging is taken out. Excess fat and muscle that is deemed necessary for the improvement of aesthetics and vision are taken out too and the skin is sutured back. The incision line normally gets hidden in the eye fold. Although a very simple and minimally invasive surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery provides great satisfaction in terms of improvement of periorbital aesthetics.
What to expect after a Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Cosmetically one can expect a much youthful appearing periorbital area with improved lower eyebags if combined with lower eyelid surgery. One can expect the droopiness in the upper eyelid to disappear and much improvement in the vision if the patient has an eyelid droop also referred to as ptosis. Patients express great satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence.
How to go-ahead for the procedure with Dr. Arun once you have decided?
Dr. Arun Panda is a fellowship-trained Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. He is well experienced in various Facial plastic surgeries, Non-surgical Facial aesthetic procedures, and Hair Transplant surgery. His practice is totally dedicated to what he mentions as “creating beautiful faces”!
Although Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive surgery, it delivers great results. Patient evaluation and understanding patient expectations are very important. Hence, Dr. Arun spends a great amount of time explaining the surgery, its recovery, complications, pros, and cons, and other related details of the surgery before going ahead with the investigations and finalizing the surgery. Sometimes an ophthalmologist’s evaluation may be asked to go ahead.
Statistics (scale of 1 to 10):
Pain factor: 4
Patient satisfaction: 10