As one ages, the skin around the eyes start sagging and can become wrinkled and loose. This makes the eyes look tired and can add years to the face. During the eye bag removal surgery, fatty tissues and excess skin are removed. Extra fat under the eyes and excess fatty tissue is also removed. The procedure makes one look young.
Advantages Of Blepharoplasty
- Makes you look younger
- Removes the tired look
- Boosts self confidence and self esteem
- Make up can be applied easily
- Premature aging is corrected
- In some instances, improves vision
Blepharoplasty takes about one to three hours and there is no overnight stay at the hospital. The surgery and recovery will be determined by the procedures you choose to have. This could be the lower lids, upper lids or both. For the upper lid surgery, it only needs a local anesthesia and a mild sedative, which means the recovery will be faster than if the general anesthesia is used. Small incisions will be made on the crease of the upper eyelid and the skin will be separated from the tissues then the fatty tissue will be tightened, repositioned or removed.
Lower eye bag removal surgery or a combination of lower and upper eyelid surgery is done under general anesthesia. An incision will be made on the lower lash line and excess fat removed and the skin is stretched, giving it a smooth finish. Excess skin will be removed once the incision has been stitched and the result will be a smooth and young looking skin. There is no set price for eyelid surgery since every patient is unique and is treated according to their needs. The price includes the surgery, the cost of staying overnight and after surgery appointments.
The Eye Bag Removal Procedure
Before going for the procedure, prepare an icepack, which you will use in order to reduce the bruising and swelling. If you suspect that you have any health issues with your eyes, you will be sent for tests. You will be advised to quit smoking or taking aspirin and advised on when to resume.
The surgeon will start by marking your eyes with a pen. He will answer any other questions you may have and get your final consent. After your eye bag removal operation, ice packs will immediately be placed over your eyes to minimize bruising and swelling. You will be given painkillers and eye ointment, in case you need them.
You will need about two weeks off work to rest after the eyebag removal surgery. Try as much as possible not to bend down, and make use of the ice pack as often as possible to reduce swelling and bruising. Wearing dark glasses will help in hiding the bruising during this period. At night, you will be required to use pillows to elevate your head when sleeping. Avoid rubbing or wiping your eyes with a towel and ensure that you don’t miss your post surgery appointments for care and to ensure that you are healing well.