Blepharoplasty is a surgery that involves the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat to repair droopy eyelids.
Sagging skin around the eyes not only can make you look older, but also impair your peripheral vision. This Blepharoplasty procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Blepharoplasty may be done if you have:
Any surgery carries some risks, like infection or reaction to anesthesia. Aside from temporary vision changes and numbness of the eyelid, potential risks associated with blepharoplasty include:
An initial consultation here in Philippines will be done to take your complete medical history, do a physical examination here in the Philippines, take photographs of your eyes, and discuss expectations about the procedure.
Once the blepharoplasty procedure is scheduled, you will be asked to stop taking any medication (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal supplements) that is associated with bleeding for 2 weeks before and after the blepharoplasty procedure. You will also be asked to quit smoking, as this may impair your healing.
Involving administration of a local anesthesia, usually takes less than 2 hours to complete.
-During the Blepharoplasty procedure
For the upper eyelid: once an incision is made along the natural fold, the excess skin and some muscle and fat are then removed. The incision is closed with tiny stitches or surgical tape.
For the lower eyelid: an incision is made along the eye’s natural crease below the lashes or inside the lower eyelid.
-After the Blepharoplasty procedure
To protect the eyes and prevent dryness, a lubricating ointment will be applied, which may cause temporary blurred vision. The following precautions should be taken after the Blepharoplasty surgery:
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