Eye Lid Surgery – See the Facts

 Eye Lid Surgery – See the Facts

Eye Lid Surgery: As skin ages, the elasticity lessens. This, combined with gravity causes excess skin to collect in the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin on the lower eyelid causes wrinkles and bulges and on the upper eyelids an extra fold of skin forms which can hang over the eyelashes and obstruct vision.

This can leave people looking tired, or drawn, with baggy or wrinkly eyes. It can make people appear older than their years, but there is a possible fix. People who feel they are suffering from these symptoms could consider Eyelift surgery.

Eyelift surgery, or Eyelid lift surgery, also called blepharoplasty, removes excess fat and wrinkled skin around the upper eyelids, which can result in a sad or tired eye look.

It’s possible with blepharoplasty, to eliminate bags under the eyes and tighten the skin under the eyes too.

Not all eyelid surgery is the same. There are a number of factors that will determine the type of operation your surgeon will plan for, including how much fat and excess skin resides around the eyelid areas, the condition of the surrounding muscles, and the position of the eyebrows. Most operations, if there is upper and lower lid surgery performed together, take approximately 2 hours.

For upper eyelid lifts, the scarring is hidden in the fold above the eye, as the incision is made along the natural crease and excess skin and tissue is taken out.

For lower eyelid surgery, the incision can be hidden just beneath the lower eyelashes and the excess skin, muscle, and fatty tissue is taken out here.

Benefits of Eye Lid Surgery

The benefits are easily noticeable:

  • Patients will look more alert and brighter, with a well-rested appearance.
  • The incisions are minimal and will fade over a number of months until they become barely visible.
  • There is a high level of patient satisfaction
  • Significant complications are not frequent
  • Patients can opt to have this surgery on an outpatient basis
  • There is little discomfort and a quick recovery time

Additionally, according to the website of Dr Jeremy Hunt and the eyelid surgery section, patients can return to work usually within 7-10 days (when the swelling subsides and vision is restored), which is remarkable.

An eye lift will not stop your eyes from aging. However, the procedure is usually very long-lasting. Upper eyelid surgery can last anywhere from five to seven years to an entire lifetime, while lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be done more than once.

If your lids are once again sagging, the proper procedure is oftentimes a forehead lift, not another eyelift.

Every surgical procedure carries some risk, however, and your surgeon will explain the risks at your initial consultation. You should expect bruising, some swelling, and slightly blurred vision initially but these are common, short-lived symptoms and will be alleviated by rest.

Other possible side effects are dryness or irritation to the eye, hematoma (collected blood which may need to be removed), and temporary decrease of sensation in the eyelid skin.

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Prakhar Singh


A man who loves writing about health and fitness more than anything. His interest area include alternative health, education, Yoga and meditation. Whenever he is free from his study, he enjoys to write content to spread knowledge.

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