Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
(upper and Lower)
Dr Davidi perform eyelid plastic surgery for patients who experience impaired vision because of drooping eyelids, or simply want to look younger and less tired. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, will improve the appearance of your eye area by removing excess skin and fatty deposits. The procedure can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.
Drooping Eyelids and Blepharoplasty
As we age it is very common for skin on and around your face and eyes to start sagging or dropping. Because the skin muscles in the eyelid areas are much more thin than the other facial skin it is understandable why eyelid skin may start to droop. Of course cigarette smoking and overexposure to the sun’s UV radiation will worsen this condition. As your eye muscles weaken the skin around the eyelids will start to form bags and will begin sagging. Many people do not like this because it makes them look old and tired. Dr. Davidi does offer cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) for patients hoping to look and see well. By rejuvenating the eyelids, patients look more alert, less tired and refreshed. As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids. The results can be a rejuvenated appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area. People with circulatory, ophthalmological, or serious medical conditions must rely on the diagnostic skills of their own surgeon to determine whether blepharoplasty is an option to consider.
Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of an experienced surgeon is of great importance. The patient must also make the commitment to follow the pre-surgical and post-operative instructions of the surgeon. During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined or asked to answer questions concerning vision, tear production, use of lenses, and your desires for surgery. Dr. Davidi will explain what you can expect from blepharoplasty and take a complete medical history. Factors to be weighed include age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction. Furthermore, you can expect an open and honest exchange between you and Dr. Davidi, which will establish the basis for a successful outcome.
What happens during blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is usually performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids. Incisions may be made from the inside surface of the lower eyelid; this allows removal of lower eyelid fat without an externally-visible scar, but does not allow excess skin to be removed. operation typically takes less than one hour. Initial swelling and bruising resolve in one to two weeks but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable.
Immediately after the surgery has been completed, It is not crucial that the eyes be covered. However, an ointment to prevent dryness of the eye area may be used. A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Dr Davidi will prescribe medication for discomfort as needed. For a week and a half following blepharoplasty, you will clean the eye area (the eyes may feel sticky, dry, and itchy). Eye-drops may be recommended. Dr Davidi will also list activities and environments to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery. Permanent stitches will be removed in about one week after surgery. Self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.