Other Surgical Procedures:
Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Breast Reduction
Face Lift Liposuction Tummy Tuck
Rhinoplasty Chin Augmentation Brow Lift

Eyelid Lift                                                                        Important

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can reduce droopy or hooded eyelids and restore the contour and eliminate protruding fat bags that have formed under the eyes.

It is advisable for the patients to have realistic expectations e.g. the procedure will not remove wrinkles and crows feet.

The corrective surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. However, in some cases, since patients are very nervous about surgery close to the eye, supplemental intravenous or inhalation anaesthesia may be advisable. The additional anaesthesia is purported to relax the patient as the fat removal may be a little painful. Vision is checked before the anaesthetic is administered. Some surgeons also insert plastic lenses into the eyes for the purpose of protection. Surgeons also estimate the amount of fat tissue to be removed, drawing an outline on the eyelid using a coloured solution.

The incision on the upper eyelid is made in the fold of the lid, thus concealing the surgery scar when the patient’s eye is open. The incision scar on the lower eyelid is hidden too, because the incision is made beneath the lashes. Some surgeons also prefer a conjunctival incision for the lower lid where the incision is made inside the lid, which eliminates the possibility of a scar, thus removing any chances of minor disfiguration.

The next step is removal of the excess skin and separation of the muscles, so that the fat is exposed and can be gently and expertly removed. After the skin is slit, ice compresses are applied to control swelling and avoid discoloration of the area. In some days, the sutures are removed and by the tenth day after surgery, the patient can appear in public with dark glasses on. The usage of subcuticular sutures, the ones made under the skin does not allow surgery scars to disfigure your face.

Recovery
Following surgery the eyelids will fee tight, swollen and they may sting. Swelling will last for up to 10 days and bruising may persist for 2 weeks. Applying a cold compress and keeping the head elevated above the heart will help to alleviate swelling.
 
Occasionally the lower eyelid turn out, due to excessive swelling. This almost always disappears in time.
 
Risks
-    Temporary double or blurred vision.
-    Burning, sticky, gritty or dry eyes.
-    Asymmetry of the eyes.
-    A permanent droop in the eyelid that may need to be corrected via a skin
     graft can occur in instances where too much skin has been removed or if
     there is abnormal scarring.