Clinically termed as Blepharoplasty, eye lift or eyelid lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among both men and women that are conscious about their appearance. Droopiness on the upper eyelids and sagginess under the lower eye-lids is something you cannot escape, as you grow old.
The droopy and baggy eyelids not only make you look older than your actual age, but may also interfere with your peripheral vision.
Many people think blepharoplasty is a solution for getting rid of dark circles and wrinkles. It is important to mention here, the procedure does not help it to remove fine wrinkles and dark circles surrounding an eye. However, to cater these issues, the surgery can be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures.
There are two different types of eyelid rejuvenation procedure:
Lower eyelid surgery- It is performed in two ways: Transconjunctival and transcutaneous. The most commonly used procedure, transconjunctival, is used to remove the excess fat that forms “puffy-bags” under the lower eyelid area. The surgeon makes a small incision on the inside surface of the eyelid with the help of a laser and scalpel. Depending upon the requirements, fat is removed and rearranged. The re-arrangement of fat prevents deep hollows to occur under the lower lids. This advancement is known as ‘Transposition Lower Eyelid Lift’. Transcutaneous eyelid surgery is performed by placing minor incisions just below the lower eyelashes.
Upper eyelid-lift surgery- It is performed by making small incisions on the creases of the lids (natural folds) so that they remain hidden from the view. Before starting with the first incision, the surgeon makes outlines on the area where incisions will be made so that cuts can be made correctly.
Length of the eye surgery: Blepharoplasty surgery usually takes an hour or two.
Use of Anesthesia: Usually, local or general anesthetics are used to keep patient oblivion of any pain during the operation.