What is blepharoplasty and what are its benefits?

There are certain changes on your face that come with the aging process. Drooping eyes is one of these undesired changes. These changes happen very gradually, and you might not notice such changes in the mirror. But if you meet a friend after a long time, your friend will most probably note the changes that has occurred during this period.

With aging, the skin of your eyelid becomes loose and fat deposits increase in your eyelids. This gives a drooping look to your most charming body part. Drooping eyes make you look unrested, sad, and older. Blepharoplasty is the surgery of the upper eyelid that gets rid of drooping eyes and makes them look young again.

According to an International Communications Research for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery report, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most desired cosmetic surgery procedure among women aged 35-60.

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The procedure is quite simple. Your plastic surgeon makes a small incision on your eyelid along the natural crease of the eyelids. This does not produce a bad looking scar and the procedure remains virtually undetectable. Then, the surgeon removes the excess skin and fat deposits from the eyelids. After removing the excess skin and undesired fat, the surgeon sutures back the incisions. The whole procedure takes between one and three hours and is done using local anesthesia.

The recovery process takes around 6 weeks. Your surgeon might give you an ointment to apply on the incision area to speed up the healing process. Painkiller medication is also recommended to alleviate any possible pain at the site of the surgery.

Initially, you might notice some swelling and scars, but they will fade away with time. Blepharoplasty does not produce any visible scars because the scars are hidden in the natural crease of the eyelids.