ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: FACIAL
Blepharoplasty [Eyelid Lift]
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure where the upper
and lower eyelids are lifted and loose or excess skin
and fat tissue are removed from the eye area. It is
often combined with methods to improve other areas of
the face, such as forehead or brow lifts, which raise
the eyebrows or keep them from sagging over the eyes.
There are several types of blepharoplasty depending
on the exact nature of the problem.
Excess skin from either the upper or lower
lid as well as the underlying fat pad.
- An incision is made along the crease in the eyelid,
to access the underlying tissue and remove the fat
- The pad is then cauterized and any loose skin removed
from the exterior before the incision is sutured.
Protruding fat under the eye and not too much
By entering just inside the lining of the lower eyelids,
this approach eliminates the visible scar but does not
remove excess skin.
The procedure takes about two hours and can be performed
with local anaesthetic as an outpatient basis.
Laser Assisted Blepharoplasty
The laser causes blood to coagulate, which may diminish
bleeding and swelling during and after the operation.
This is a relatively new approach that is gaining widespread
The post-operative effects are minimal and temporary.
Cold compresses will help alleviate any swelling, bruising
Stitches are usually removed after five days.
Minor swelling, bruising and discomfort should disappear
within two weeks
A "too tight" or uneven appearance can be
caused by the removal of too much skin or uneven amounts
of fat. Additional surgeries can usually reverse this
On very rare occasions, bleeding behind the eye can
impose pressure on the eye, pushing it forward in the
socket. If not corrected by the surgeon, vision loss
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