All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery for the Eyelids

With age comes maturity but it also brings health issues to the forefront. In fact with age, you will find the skin of your body including that around the eyes becoming loose.

You will notice some loose skin folds on the upper eyelid and even under the lower eyelid and they can be quite prominent. Many people also experience loosening of the muscles under their eyes, which makes the skin under their eyes look droopy.

However, this can be treated with cosmetic eyelid surgery. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can successfully remove excess fat or skin from around or under your eyes and give you tight and younger looking skin by eliminating the crow’s feet and other wrinkle lines.

But before you can think of going under the knife, you need to get an opinion from your general physician. Always refer to medical help before taking a decision regarding surgical procedures.

After all, you should know what to expect once the cosmetic eyelid surgery is over.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Process

First, your surgeon is going to examine your vision, eyelids, retina, tear film, and the front of your eye. Then they will examine the current condition of the skin under and over your eyelids and also measure the actual position of your eyelids as well as eyebrows.

Once the examination is over, they will tell you how best you can prepare for the cosmetic eyelid surgery process. If you are a smoker then you will have to quit as smoking will increase the risk of a chest infection and this will slow down your post-operation recovery.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is mostly conducted using general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. Most of the time, your surgeon will decide whether you need general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia.

The entire cosmetic eyelid surgery operation will not take more than 2 hours. During a cosmetic eyelid surgery on your upper eyelids, the surgeon will make cuts along the natural lines as well as creases on the upper eyelid. For the lower eyelids, the cuts will be made just below the eyelashes.

They will then remove any loose skin or extra fat and the cuts will be stitched. The stitches will disappear (dissolving stitches) with 7-10 days while the tape supporting your eyelids will be removed within 3-5 days. You will be back to work in no time at all!

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