Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Some people decide to get eyelid plastic surgery to correct the effects of aging while other people will do it because of inherited traits such as bags under the eye and that will encourage them to seek treatment at a younger age. If the weight of the upper eyelid is accompanied by sagging eyebrows, the eyelid plastic surgery may be coupled with a lifting of the forehead. Crows feet could be treated with Botox, a peeling chemical or laser resurfacing.

A dip in the eye may be filled with a fat grafting or lifting. High blood pressure, problems with thyroid cancer and diabetes may explain the need for eyelid plastic surgery. Your plastic surgeon will ask you about known allergies or any other eye problems.

For the upper eyelid, the incision through which we will remove excess skin and fat is hidden in the natural lid fold. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the eyelid, the incision will be well hidden once cured. The incision in lower eyelid plastic surgery is usually hidden below the lashes.

Through this incision, we will remove the excess of skin, muscle and fat. To correct problems such as muscle laxity, we practice canthopexy to tighten the lid. With your plastic surgeon, you may decide to employ a technique that involves a lower transconjunctival eyelid plastic surgery.

Although this technique is more suitable to younger patients, it will not remove the excess skin so we can then use the laser to tighten the skin under the eyes.

After surgery you may feel a sensation of dryness or irritation to the eye which may require additional treatment. There is also a possibility of temporary decrease in eyelid sensation.

In some rare cases, mild swelling persist for several weeks. However, swelling should disappear after seven days. Bruises generally disappear in seven to ten days as well.

Increased sensitivity to light could involve the temporary use of sunglasses will also protect from wind and sunlight. Tearing or excessive dryness may also occur. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe you eye drops to relieve irritation.

The complete healing usually takes four to six months. Healing is generally very good and the scars are not noticeable.