Blepharoplasty Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery, is a procedure that removes fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags under the eyes that make you appear old and tired. It also sometimes interferes with your vision. Cosmetic surgery removes excess skin or fat from the eyelids leading to the effect of making you look more rested, refreshed and alert. The results of aesthetic eyelid surgery are usually long-lasting. Removal of fat from your eyelids, which is usually the cause of puffiness and bags, is permanent, and these conditions generally will not recur.
At the same time there is weakening of the muscle beneath the skin, allowing the fat to slip forward. This fat which cushions the eyes in their sockets, tends to protrude forward to give the appearance of bagginess. An integral part of modern blepharoplasty surgery is to strengthen these muscles.
The ancient techniques of performing Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery by over-excising skin, muscle and fat only end up in making the eyes look older more rapidly. Prof. Wilson performs only the modern surgeries that correct the problems resulting from aging. He can redrape the fat and correct any muscle weakness. Therefore an upper-eyelid reduction can improve your vision and make you look younger. A lower-eyelid reduction can help to reduce wrinkles and puffiness.
If you are in good physical and mental health with reasonable expectations you should be an appropriate candidate. Most candidates are over 35 years of age but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have the surgery at a younger age. Many patients decide to have the surgery performed at an early age as it is one of the first features of the face to show signs of aging.
If you have significant sagging of the eyelids, or around the eye area, unfortunately there isn’t a good alternative to having blepharoplasty surgery.
However in milder cases, when the signs of aging are not as obvious, patients may choose to have non surgical treatments as an alternative.These include:
It must be noted that the results will never be as good with the non surgical options that you would get from going ahead and getting eyelid or eyebrow surgery.
A few medical conditions can make this surgery more difficult. They
include thyroid problems, dry eye or lack of sufficient tears, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Prof. Wilson may decide to refer you to an ophthalmologist before you have surgery.
During your consultation, you will learn about the surgery, its limitations and risks, and discuss your needs and concerns. Prof Wilson will carefully examine your eyelids to assess the shape of the lids and asymmetries to determine what type of procedure would best maximize your result. Furthermore, you may also schedule an additional consultation to view computer imaging so that you can visualize the results of the eyelid techniques that Prof Wilson has specifically designed for you.
In a typical procedure, Dr. Wilson will make incisions following the natural lines of your upper eyelid creases and just below the lashes on the lower lids. Working through these incisions he will separate the skin from the underlying fatty tissue and muscle. He will conservatively remove a minimal amount of excess fat and trim the sagging skin and muscle if needed. Often a “lateral canthopexy” is performed to tighten the outer part of the eye. This makes the eyes appear youthful and fresh. The incisions are subsequently closed with very fine sutures.
Please click here for a short video by Dr Wilson on how he performs a blepharoplasty.
Fortunately, significant complications from aesthetic eyelid surgery are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of people undergo eyelid surgery successfully, without experiencing any major problem. Some of the potential complications that may be discussed include a feeling of dryness or irritation in the eye that requires treatment. Rarely, there might be impaired eyelid function that could take a few weeks to resolve.
Professor Wilson believes that affordable cost plastic surgery is the right of every individual. He will never allow financial restraints to prevent you from having a juvenile beautiful appearance. Many factors affect the cost of Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Surgery, including the extent of surgery, type of surgery, eye problems, and other factors. After the consultation, the patient coordinator will offer you an affordable price quote, but in the meantime you can click here for a rough estimate of eyelid surgery costs.