Blepharoplasty is the removal of muscle and fat or addition of fat to the eyelids. The eyelids are reshaped to achieve a particular aesthetic look, or to correct drooping eyelids caused by weakened muscles. Gravity can pull the eyelid down, leading to sagging beneath the eye as well. It is sometimes performed to “westernise” the eye.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on whether it is upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery different types of incision are made. Upper Blepharoplasty surgery incises the skin and uses a tiny stitch to draw the skin back together. Lower eyelid surgery incises the lash line in a procedure known as the trans-conjunctival approach. This has the advantage of allowing easy access without possible scarring.
This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
The procedure is permanent and can also correct vision loss through drooping eyelids.
Bruising if it occurs will affect the lower lid and may take 7-10 days to resolve.