Eyelid Surgery

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    Medical Service Name – Eyelid Surgery

    Eyelid surgery, also called Eyelift surgery or Blepharoplasty, is majorly done for cosmetic purposes. It removes excess fat, skin, and muscles from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure reduces puffiness and bags beneath the eyes, giving you a more youthful appearance. The process takes between 1-3 hours.

    At times our medical experts suggest eyelid surgery for vision improvement as well. 

    However, considering the risk involved, the surgery option is only considered if other courses of treatments (non-surgical and less risky) proved to be unsuccessful.

    There are 2 types of Blepharoplasties:

    • Cosmetic Blepharoplasty
    • Functional Blepharoplasty

    As per the reports, there is approximately a 10-12% rise in cosmetic surgeries. Maximum people undergo eyelid surgery when they are in their 30s and 40s. Generally, there is no age limit for this surgery, but our surgeons advise waiting until the age of 18 years or older.  

    Possible Reasons

    A few of the primary reasons to consider eyelid surgery are:

    •    Weak eyesight

    Saggy eyelids can impair frontal and peripheral vision, which hamper the ability to see and perform daily tasks.

    •    Bulky upper eyelid

    Having heavy upper lids can stress your eye muscles and eyebrows that can lead to headaches.

    •    Tired appearance

    Drooping eyelids is one of the reasons that make you look tired all the time. Furthermore, it makes you seem like an aged and lethargic person.

    •    Loose skin around the eye area

    Loose skin leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, which make you appear much older than you actually are. 

    Risk Factors

    The following are some of the risks associated with eyelid surgery:

    • Bleeding and infection
    • inflamed, dry eyes
    • Trouble shutting your eyes or other issues with your eyelids
    • Scarring
    • Muscle damage to the eyes
    • Discoloration of the skin
    • The requirement for a follow-up operation
    • Temporary clouded vision or, in exceptional cases, loss of vision
    • Risks connected with surgery in general, such as anesthetic response and blood clots

    Diagnosis

    You will have the following procedures performed before your eyelid surgery:

    • A physical exam:Our surgeon will do a physical examination, which may involve measuring sections of your eyelids and checking your tear production.
    • A vision test:The eye doctor will evaluate your eyes and perform vision tests, including peripheral vision. This is required to back up an insurance claim.
    • Photography of the eyelids:Your eyes will be captured from various perspectives. These images aid in planning the procedure, as well as measuring its immediate and long-term consequences and substantiating an insurance claim.

    Treatment Options at 7DMC

    At 7DMC, we assure to provide premium treatment and care to the patients who require eyelid treatment and surgery. Our experienced and highly qualified surgeons carefully plan out a customized treatment course according to the problems faced by the patients. 

    If you undergo surgery on both your upper and lower eyelids, the surgeon will usually start with the upper lids. He makes an incision along the eyelid fold, removes some extra skin, muscle, and maybe fat, and then seals the wound.

    On the lower lid, the surgeon cuts slightly below the lashes in the natural crease of your eye or within the lower lid. He or she cuts the skin and removes or redistributes extra fat, muscle, and sagging skin before closing the wound.

    If your upper eyelid droops too close to your pupil, the surgeon may combine blepharoplasty with ptosis (TOE-sis), a surgery that adds support to the brow muscle.

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    For the first 1 to 3 weeks following surgery, your eyelid may be puffy and bruised. For the next 1 to 3 months, the look of your eye may improve. Most people are ready to return to work and go out in public in 10 to 14 days.

    The procedure is helpful for those who desire to look younger and more rested in and around their eyes. The effects are modest yet profound, and recovery is quick and painless.

    Upper eyelid surgery lasts at least 5-7 years. Lower eyelid surgery is seldom necessary again. Of course, your eyes will continue to age as a result of the surgery. If your eyelids sag again, a forehead lift may be preferable to another eyelift.