The Permanent Solution for Sagging Skin Around the Eyes
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Eyelid surgery, also called a blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the eyelids by treating the upper lids, lower lids, or both. Qazi Cosmetic Clinic offers this surgery for both aesthetic reasons and for correcting functional problems.
Eyelid surgery can treat loose skin, sagging skin, fatty deposits, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and excess skin on the eyelids. This permanent surgical procedure is the solution to rejuvenating the eyes, looking and feeling more awake, and bringing youth back to the face.
What causes the eyelids to droop?
The skin normally loses collagen and elastin with age, resulting in sagging skin. This causes wrinkles to form and for skin around the eyelids to droop. Buildup of extra skin around the eyes can cause vision disturbances and prematurely age the face.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
A good candidate for eyelid surgery is anyone who has sagging skin, puffy fat deposits, or drooping eyelids.This procedure can be performed for both aesthetic reasons and functional reasons. If sagging skin obscures part of your vision, then eyelid surgery is recommended to correct the problem and restore your vision.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The procedure is performed as outpatient surgery under anesthesia. The surgeon will strategically remove the excess fat and skin from around the eyes that causes the droopage. The procedure is usually performed using a cautery or laser device in order to be as precise as possible. The incisions are made on the crease line, and so no sign of surgery or scarring is to be expected.
What should I do or not do before eyelid surgery?
The surgical team gives all patients specific instructions if they need to stop taking certain medications, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter remedies.
All patients must quit smoking and consuming alcohol in the weeks before the surgery. Because the eyes will be swollen after the procedure, patients will require someone to drive them home and take care of them for the first few days.
Will the procedure be painful?
Eyelid surgery is performed under either local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery. Most patients experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. This discomfort can be managed with prescription medication and cold compresses until it subsides.
Can I combine eyelid surgery with other cosmetic procedures?
Yes, eyelid surgery is commonly combined with similar facial rejuvenation procedures, including microlipo, facelift, browlift, C02 laser or implants. Patients who want to combine procedures should discuss it with Dr. Qazi and their surgical team.
How long until I see the results?
Immediately after the surgery, swelling will obscure the results. It will take about 2 weeks for the swelling and discoloration to subside. For most patients, the eyes are fully healed within one to six months. The results of the surgery last 15- 20 years.
Is eyelid surgery suitable for men?
Yes, eyelid surgery is suitable for men who want to surgically treat their puffy or drooping eyelids.
What should I expect for the recovery?
Immediately after the procedure, the eyelids will be swollen, sore, and discolored. It can take up to 1 week for the swelling to go down and for patients to be comfortable in public. While swelling can persist for up to 6 months; patients are safe to resume physical activity after 4 weeks and can safely be in the sun after 6 weeks.
What are the potential risks and side effects?
Eyelid surgery is considered to be a safe and effective procedure when performed by an experienced surgical team. Some potential side effects of eyelid surgery include: difficulty closing the eye, blurred vision, swelling and bruising, changes in sensation around the eyes, and dry eyes.
Can I get eyelid surgery if I am pregnant or nursing?
Dr. Qazi recommends that women wait until after pregnancy to undergo cosmetic surgeries to avoid any possible risks.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery?
Schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. Dr. Qazi can determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
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