Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Cosmetic Surgery for
Many older people are
finding an anti aging procedure to improve the appearance of their upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both is an important thing for them to do. As age, gravity, and a lost
elasticity in the skin combine, the upper eyelid area becomes full and heavy, sometimes obstructing the field
of vision of an individual. In this case, such a surgery is not even considered cosmetic, as the purposes for
performing it are largely medical.
However, the cosmetic benefits can be great for many other people as
Each surgeon will likely have a preferred
technique for performing on his patients. However, before such a surgery
is done, the doctor and patient will sit down to discuss the patient’s needs, as well as the options that will
be most appropriate and will generate the greatest results in term of beauty. The amount of excess skin and
fat in the upper eyelid must be evaluated, so as to determine how much of it must be removed.
During the actual procedure, the surgeon will
generally make the incisions along the fold of the normal contour of the upper eye. This is to help mask any
scarring that may occur in the healing process. For lower eyelids, the
incisions are made just below the eyelashes, with the same reasons in mind.
What excess fat and skin there is can then be
removed, relieving the patient of that bothersome trait.
It has been found, however, that those people
currently experiencing problems with thyroid, dry eyes, or other issues having to do with the eyes should be
careful as they consider having Blepharoplasty. A doctor must be consulted
before any decisions are made.
Other contraindications may include medications that are used to thin the
blood, or open cuts or abrasions in the treatment area.
The final cost of an Blepharoplasty will largely
depend on the amount of treatment that is needed. If both eyelids of both eyes
must be operated on, the cost will certainly increase. Because there are so many
factors that may play into the issue of cost, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000-$10,000 to have the
Blepharoplasty performed in the United States.
There may be a risk of infection, or excessive
bruising and bleeding following an Blepharoplasty. This area of the body is
especially sensitive, and so bruising may last for a few weeks. There may be a risk of
excessive skin removal as well, which may cause problems in the act of eyelid closure. External scarring and eyeball
damage may also occur. If you experience serious
or painful symptoms, your Physician will prescribe you an appropriate treatment to fight against these