EYELID LIFT SURGERY
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery or Eye Bag Removal Surgery)
Eye bag removal surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a form of cosmetic eyelid surgery that involves removing excess skin, fat and muscle from the upper eyelids and removing excess skin and muscles from lower eyelid and resuspension and recontouring of the lower eyelid. Lower eyelid also fixes the lower eyelid bags and depression.
By aging, upper eyelids become droopy and eyebrows also become droopy in almost 80 percent of people over 40 years old.
The procedure is used to reduce signs of puffiness or drooping in the eyelids in order to create a more attractive and youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed either on its own or in conjunction with other forms of facial surgery such as a ‘facelift’ or endoscopic mid face lifting or endoscopic eyebrow lifting. It is most often requested by those who have developed eye bags due to exposure to the sun, pollution and other environmental factors as well as those who are prone to eye bags due to genes or as a result of aging.
Upper eyelid lifting is mostly done with endoscopic eyebrow lifting to get a long lasting and consistent results. Please discuss this option with your plastic surgeon.
Blepharoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men.
What is the eyelid lift surgery procedure?
This surgery is performed under a local or general anesthesia. It takes around one to one and a half hours depending on the extent of the surgery.This is a relatively straightforward operation for you and your surgeon.
How is the eyelid lift surgery done?
Blepharoplasty as a procedure is a as follows:
The incision is made through the skin just under the eyelashes. It involves both the upper and lower eyelids, if excess skin is a problem. The surgeon will make a series of tiny incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. There is a newer procedure called the SOOF lift. This stands for Sub Orbicularis Oculi Fat Lift which involves lifting this SOOF pad or fat in the eyelids. Any fat taken from this area is replaced behind the muscle underneath the eye itself.
Upper eyelids: If you are having your upper eyelids done then your surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease above the eyelashes. These incisions can extend into the ‘crow’s feet’ at the side of your eyes. He will then trim excess fat, sagging muscle and skin and will then close these incisions with tiny stitches.
Lower eyelids: if you have chosen to have your lower lids done then your surgeon will make the incisions underneath the eyelashes and extend these into the ‘crow’s feet’ area. He will lift the skin upwards and outwards which tightens and firms the skin. This also removes overlapping skin. He will then close the incisions with a series of fine stitches. Your surgeon will try and ensure that the stitches are very well camouflaged by placing them near to the eyelashes. In either case, the stitches will be removed 5 days after your surgery. These procedures can be combined with Endoscopic Brow Lifting or Endoscopic Mid Face Lifting. At this time the results are much more better then the only blepheroplasty procedure. That time procedure takes two hours.