Eyelid aesthetics refers to the surgical removal of excess eyelid tissue in order for a person to appear younger and more vibrant. It can reduce excess skin in the area, relax muscles, and occasionally excess eye bags on the lower and upper eyelids. Eyelid aesthetics is a type of surgery used to correct sagging skin on the eyelid’s edges as well as raise and regulate flattening on the sides.
The application is also helpful in the rejuvenation of the face, as it has a direct aesthetic relationship with the brows and cheeks. Aesthetic application to the upper and lower eyelids can also help to remove excess skin or fat. Before the procedure, a physical examination of the brows, eyelids, and cheeks is performed.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid aesthetics?
Make an appointment with a cosmetic and plastic surgeon if you are unsure about the suitability of eyelid surgery for your face. Find out if there are any medical issues with your eyelids after the examinations. If there are no medical reasons preventing the procedure from being performed, you can discuss any concerns you have about cosmetic eyelid surgery with your plastic surgeon.
It is defined as excessive sagging of the eyelids as a result of aging. Eyelid aesthetics can also be performed to treat eye allergies or sagging caused by Edema.
If you are considering this procedure for cosmetic reasons, it is critical that you have high expectations. Although aesthetic treatments can sometimes dramatically improve appearance, they are not a youth formula.
The aging process will continue after the operation, and your youthful appearance as a result of an eyelid aesthetic will not last forever, as it does with all other aesthetic procedures. You might think about repeating the operation in the future. The effect of an eyelid aesthetic, however, can last up to ten years, depending on your health and other factors. Your doctor will also go over any potential surgical risk factors, such as dry eyes, thyroid disease, or diabetes. The severity and number of any health issues may preclude you from being a good candidate for eyelid aesthetics. Because smokers heal wounds more slowly, they are at a higher risk of surgical complications. A more protruding eye in some patients with goitre may complicate and obstruct the operation.
If the procedure is more complicated or if other procedures are being performed at the same time, general anaesthesia may be required. If general anaesthesia is required, an anaesthetic will be given between 20 minutes and 2 hours after surgery. You may be asked to pay attention to the following before the day of plastic surgery, especially if general anaesthesia will be used:
- Do not take any medication that increases your risk of bleeding or prevents blood clots unless your doctor advises you to. Aspirin and pain relievers with blood thinning properties are among these medications. You should stop taking these medications 1-2 weeks before the operation to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.
- Choose a light meal, such as soup, in the evening before the surgery. After midnight, don’t eat or drink anything.
- If you need to take any essential medications on the morning of the operation, you can do so with a sip of water.
- On the day of surgery, avoid wearing any makeup.
What is the procedure for performing eyelid aesthetics?
Eyelid aesthetics can be performed on either one or both eyelids at the same time. Horizontal incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, in the fold of the upper eyelid, and just 5 mm below the eyelashes in the lower eyelid during the procedure. As a result, once the incisions have healed, the scars will be difficult to detect. During eyelid aesthetics, your doctor marks the areas where the incision will be made with a skin pen to identify the areas where excess skin and fat tissues should be removed. If there is sagging in the outer eye muscle below, thin sections of the muscle can be removed during the procedure.
Patients with dry eyes often require less tissue removal to keep the problem from worsening, which can exacerbate post-operative symptoms. A CO2 laser may also be used by your doctor to smooth any remaining wrinkles in the eyelid area. If the brows are also drooping, a procedure to raise the brows may be necessary. This eyebrow lift application tightens the skin to make an incision in the brow and raise the brows. One method for lifting the brows is to use ropes advanced through small holes in the scalp to hang the brows up. These threads can be surgical threads or custom-made cone or serrated threads, and these additional brow lifting procedures can also be done under local anaesthesia.