What is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgeries are performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. These surgeries can be performed on the upper lid, lower lid, or both. Individuals should consult with a specialist to improve the appearance of their eyelids or to address functional problems with their eyelids.
How are Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeries Performed?
The eyelid consists of 4 structural layers as skin, muscle, fascia, and fat pouches. There is a fat pouch on the inner and midline of the upper eyelid, and a tear gland on the outer line. There are fat pouches on the inner, middle, and outer lines of the lower eyelid.
In upper eyelid surgeries, the upper eyelid is numbed with local anesthesia. The skin is removed and then some of the underlying muscle is removed. Some of the herniated fat pouches are removed from the inner and midline. If there is sagging in the tear gland, it gets hung up. The skin is closed with dissolvable stitches and the procedure gets completed.
In lower eyelid surgeries, the lower eyelid is also numbed with local anesthesia. The skin and muscle are removed. Then, some of the herniated fat pouches are removed from the inner, middle, and outer lines. Afterward, some of the excess muscle and skin are removed. The skin is closed with dissolvable stitches and the procedure gets completed.
The duration of the operation varies between 2 and 4 hours depending on the additional interventions to be performed.
What Should Patients Be Careful About After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeries?
Most patients complete the recovery process within 10-14 days. However, full recovery may take several months. As the swelling and bruises disappear, the shape of the eyelids becomes distinct, the face gains a more vigorous and young appearance. During the operation, lubricant ointment and cold compresses can be applied, and in some cases, your eyes can be loosely covered with a gauze bandage after your procedure is completed.
The patient is given a guide containing specific applications for the postoperative period. This guide contains the instructions of how to take the medicines and certain points that should be taken into consideration for general health.
During the recovery process, there may be some swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eyes that can be reduced with medication, applying cold compress and ointments. Irritation at the incision site is also possible to occur. Until the recovery process is completely completed, black sunglasses should be used.
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