Excess fat or too loose skin near the eyes can produce baggy eyes which gives the impression of tiredness or aging. Fortunately, with a help of a simple surgical procedure these problems can be cured. The eyelid surgery can create a more youthful and alert facial expression, aesthetically improving the look of the eyes.
We offer Eyelid Surgery that can correct sagging eyelids, remove fat pouches beneath the eyes and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids resulting in a rejuvenated and well-rested appearance. We distinguish between two kinds of Eyelid Surgery.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Can correct droopy, sagging eyelids, by removing excess skin and fat. The incision is made approximately 1cm above the eyelashes in naturally occurring creases and through which the surgeon removes the excess skin and fatty tissue.
Lower Eyelid surgery
Can correct puffy and sagging lower eyelids that often makes someone look tired, aged. The incision is made just under the eyelashes through which excess skin and fat pouches are removed . Some younger patients may only require fat sculpting without skin excision.
The incisions result in hairline scars which follow the natural contours of the eyelids, and fade rapidly to near invisibility. Experienced surgeons are, generally, conservative when excising tissue during eyelid surgery.
Too much tissue removal can lead to difficulties in closing the eyelids, or pulling on the eyes that makes them look unnatural. Additional risks of eyelid surgery are bleeding, infections, excessive scaring, but usually respond well to localized interventions and treatment with antibiotics. However the surgery does not stop the aging of the eyes, usually the results are very long lasting. Upper eyelid surgery generally lasts from five years to a lifetime, while lower eyelids surgery rarely performed more than once.
After the surgery
After the surgery full recovery may take some weeks, but usually after two or three days after the operation, reading is possible. Also, one week or ten days after the operation patients may go to work, but before the incisions cured, wearing contact lenses are prohibited and for some time wearing sunglasses and lubricating the eyes by closing them or looking at the ceiling is recommended. Also there are several medications which can accelerate the process of recovery and lessen the after effects of the surgery.