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Drooping eyelids and eye bags not only make a person look tired and older, but they can also interfere with one’s vision. These problems can be addressed by eyelid lift. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery involves removal of excess fat, skin, and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids.
Who Should Undergo Blepharoplasty?
Whether you are a man or a woman, you can undergo Eyelid Lift Los Angeles as long as you are in a good physical and mental condition. Most of our patients are 35 years old and above, but if puffy bags and droopy lids are hereditary, it is recommended that you undergo surgery at a younger age.
Blepharoplasty doesn’t aim to make you look different, although it can enhance your appearance. It is not meant to eliminate dark circles, crow’s feet, or sagging eyebrows, so make sure all of your expectations are realistic.
The Surgery Process
During the initial consultation, an eye test will be performed to assess your vision. You should inform your doctor about previous diseases or any allergies, and most importantly, if you are a smoker or not.
The procedure may last for one to three hours. It is done on an outpatient basis so you won’t need to spend the night at the hospital. You will be awake during surgery, which is done under local anesthesia to numb the area around the eyes.
The surgeon may make incisions across the natural lines of your eyelids, below the lashes of your lower eyelids, or in the creases of your upper lids, and may be extended to your crow’s feet or laugh lines. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be performed on younger patients with elastic skin, wherein the incision will be made inside the lower lids to hide the scar.
What are the risks?
Complications after blepharoplasty are rare, especially if they are performed by a qualified surgeon. However, it pays to understand the risks involved and clear all doubts before proceeding with surgery.
- Blurred or double vision for a few days
- Asymmetrical healing or scarring
- Temporary swelling at the corner of the eyelids
- Tiny whiteheads after removal of the stitches
- Pulling down of the lower lid, a condition known as ectropion, which may require further surgery.
You should check with your ophthalmologist before proceeding with surgery if you have history of glaucoma or detached retina. Thyroid problems, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and eye dryness may also increase the risk associated with surgery.