Eyelid plastic surgery,also called blepharoplasty,is an aesthetic surgery designed to improve the look of the upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be performed for both the upper eyelids,lower eyelids or either. Many times this procedure will involve removing excess fat,muscle,or skin that is covering the upper or lower eyelid areas. Sometimes the skin of the eyelid glands may need to be removed in order to provide more visible upper eyelid muscle.
If you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery,there are several steps you must take before your appointment. First of all,you should meet with your doctor to discuss any health conditions you have. For example,if you are suffering from high blood pressure or other medical conditions,these conditions may not be considered a good candidate for this procedure. Your doctor may recommend another procedure or prescribe medications that should help to reduce or eliminate any excess skin or fat that is being held back by such conditions. These medications are often referred to as antioxidants.
One of the most common types of eyelid surgery is the brow lift. When a brow lift is performed,the skin of the upper and lower eyelid areas are lifted back so that the wrinkles in these areas can be diminished. This procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Sometimes both procedures are required. Either way you should expect to remain overnight.
Another type of eyelid surgery that some people may undergo is eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty surgery. In this procedure the upper part of the eyelid is pulled up and the lower part of the eyelid is positioned underneath the upper eyelid. Sometimes the eyelid muscles will need to be strengthened in order to accomplish this eyelid surgery. Sometimes the patient may also need to lose weight. If you undergo blepharoplasty surgery to eliminate dark circles under your eyes from occurring you will need to have this procedure done under a general or localized anesthetic.
Some other types of eyelid surgery can include procedures to tighten the skin around the eyes or remove bags and wrinkles. Some people have this procedure done to make their eyes appear wider. In addition,some people have this procedure done to raise their eyebrows to make their eyes look larger. This is often necessary if they have drooping eyelids due to aging.
The eyelid blepharoplasty surgery can be performed under either general or local anesthesia. General anesthesia is used when the blepharoplasty procedure is performed under a general anesthetic. Local anesthesia is used when the blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Blepharoplastic blepharoplasties can be performed in the eye itself under regional,general,or local anesthesia.