(Eyelid Lift) Surgery

What is a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address issues such as sagging eyelids, under-eye bags, and excess skin around the eyes. This surgery aims to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes by tightening the eyelids and removing accumulated fat and tissue. It is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing signs of aging or those seeking to enhance their facial features.

Candidates For Blepharoplasty

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty typically meet the following criteria:

  • Good overall health without underlying conditions that may pose risks during surgery.
  • Absence of certain conditions such as thyroid diseases, dry eyes, hypertension, and circulatory disorders.
  • Psychological stability and realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the surgery.
  • Minimum age requirement of 35 years.

Pre-Operative Instructions For Blepharoplasty

Prior to undergoing blepharoplasty surgery, patients are advised to follow these pre-operative instructions:

  • Complete required medical tests and examinations.
  • Take prescribed medications as instructed by the surgeon.
  • Refrain from smoking for at least one month before surgery.
  • Avoid aspirin, NSAIDs, herbal supplements, alcohol, and stimulants for at least two weeks before the operation.
  • Inform the surgeon about any medications or supplements being taken.

Blepharoplasty Stages

The blepharoplasty procedure typically involves the following stages:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is administered either general or local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery.

  2. Surgical Incision: Incisions are carefully planned along the natural lines of the eyelids. For the upper eyelids, excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed or repositioned through incisions within the natural creases. For the lower eyelids, incisions are made below the lash line to address fat redistribution and sagging.

  3. Incision Closing: Once excess tissue removal and tightening are completed, the incisions are closed with stitches. These stitches are typically removed after one week.

Post-Operative Instructions For Blepharoplasty​

Following blepharoplasty surgery, patients are advised to adhere to post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery:

  • Apply cold compresses to the eyes using ice packs for ten minutes every hour immediately after the surgery.
  • Clean the eyelids gently using prescribed eye drops and ointments.
  • Avoid stress and strenuous activities for at least one week post-operation.
  • Refrain from swimming or engaging in challenging exercises for at least one week.
  • Abstain from smoking and scratching the eyes for at least one week.
  • Avoid wearing eye lenses for at least two weeks.
  • Wear protective black glasses to shield the eyes from sunlight and wind exposure.
  • Sleep with the head elevated above the chest for a few days.
  • Refrain from taking blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen for at least one week to prevent bleeding.