What is blepharoplasty?
Blefoplasty is a surgical repair procedure that enhances the appearance of the eyelids to make them look better. As you get older, your eyelids will stretch and the retaining tissue of the eyelids will weaken. As a result, adipose tissue will precipitate excessively on the upper and lower petals which causes the area around the eyebrows and upper eyelids to relax and swell.
The aging process will not only make you look older, the eye bags will loosen up, also reduce the vision at the edge of the eye (out of sight), especially vision at the top. Blefaroplasty will alleviate this visual impairment and make your eyes look younger and alive.
When do I need to undergo blefaroplasty?
You will be recommended to undergo blefaroplasty if you have:
- eyes wither, look gloomy, or puffy
- extra skin growth that blocks your peripheral vision
- the lower eyelids relax, showing the white part of the eyeball under the pupil
- additional skin on the upper lid
- eye bags
Prevention & amp; warning
What should I know before I get blepharoplasty?
Blefoplasty is plastic surgery. Acute or chronic complications are rare, but complications in general may occur in some cases.
The procedure is done in the area of the eye and its surroundings, so the risk of complications will be higher than other plastic surgery.
Blefaroplasty in the upper lid is usually done separately from the lower eyelid surgery procedure. You will probably be prepared for two surgeries.
It is important for you to know the warnings and precautions before doing this test. If you have questions, consult your doctor for further information and instructions.
What should I do before blepharoplasty?
Blefoplasty is done under the influence of anesthetic. You will be injected with anesthesia which makes the eyelids numb.
Generally, you will be asked to fast eating and drinking 6 hours before blepharoplasty. Stop consuming alcohol and use sedatives within 24 hours before you are sedated.
What is the blefaroplasty process?
The blefaroplasty process will differ depending on the procedure details, but generally, the surgeon will:
- makes an incision in the folds of skin along the eyelids, to deal with the upper eyelids that are loosened
- make an incision just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival slice), to repair the lower eyelid
- remove excess skin, excess fat will be removed or returned to its original position
- tightens the tissue under the petals (like a muscle) with sutures, if needed
- hide the incision with folds or skin tissue
- cover the incision with sutures, medical special tape, or tissue glue
Network glue, or fibrin seal, can be used to unite the tissue layers during the procedure and to reduce postoperative bruising. Tissue glue is made of blood-forming elements in humans, which are produced from blood plasma donors. Plasma will be scanned for possible hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV before use. Blood components are given heat treatment to prevent the risk of viral transmission.
Network glue has been used for years as a safe and effective binder in cardiovascular surgery and general surgery.
What should I do after blepharoplasty?
You will be able to go home after being watched for several hours in the hospital.
Avoid rough and heavy work, including those that require you to bow, in the first week. You also need to add extra pillows while sleeping to support your head.
Don't dress up the eye area or consume alcohol within a few weeks after the procedure, try to cover your face well.
Discuss with your surgeon for further information and instructions.
All surgical procedures run the risk of complications. Some of the complications of blepharoplasty are:
- complications from anesthesia are allergic reactions, and can lead to death (in rare cases)
- bleeding or infection caused by an operating procedure
- blood clots that lead to heart complications that cause death, such as thrombotic coronary heart disease, deep vein thrombosis, or stroke
- temporary or permanent numbness of the skin
- vision blurs or eyesight decreases
- eyes feel dry or runny
- it is difficult to close the eyes — for example, the upper eyelid opens during sleep. This can make the eyes dry or hurt.
- lig lag mark, lower eyelid is pulled down. Generally temporary
- inverted eyelids, pocketed and inverted lower eyelids
- diseases of the eyelids that are associated with abnormal positions in the upper eyelid or the calyx skin have folds - this condition can occur together with the loosening of the area of the eyebrows and forehead
- swelling of the inner lower lid, making eye surface irritation
- sunken eyes, or look unnatural if the fat is lifted too much
- inflammation of scars, hives
- bleeding behind the eyeball
- loss of vision, blindness
- requires additional surgery to deal with complications
Not all complications are listed here. The risk of complications, even complications that may not be mentioned above, may increase depending on your illness or lifestyle.
If you have questions related to the risk of complications, consult your doctor for a better understanding.
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