As the eyes have a central position on the face it is the first feature we notice in a person, as well as the most expressive one. Therefore, it is the most important cosmetic facial feature and plays a primary role in terms of the face’s aesthetic appeal.
Unfortunately, the eyelids are also the first part of the face to be worn down. Often, the eyelids will appear much more aged in comparison to other facial features, creating the impression of a sad or tired face. The operation which aims at correcting signs of wear (loosening in the eyelids’ skin and “bags”) in the upper and lower eyelids is known as blepharoplasty (otherwise known as “eyelid plastic surgery”).
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used for removing excess skin and fat from around the eyes, giving a younger, more alert look.
There are various types of blepharoplasty techniques. The type of techniques that is employed should depend upon each patient’s particular problem. There is no technique that covers every type of problem.
- Standard Blepharoplasty
- Trans-Conjunctival Blepharoplasty
- LASER Blepharoplasty
- Blepharoplasty via Canthoplasty or Canthopexy
- Fat Retaining Blepharoplasty
Westernization blepharoplasty technique
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, blepharoplasty is the top cosmetic procedure among Asians in America. Westernization of the Asian eyelid has become a topic of considerable interest in recent years. There are some anatomical differences between Asian and European eyes and there are several techniques which result in a marked improvement of the narrow, puffy Asian eye.
Duration of procedure
Performing the upper or lower blepharoplasty takes about 1 hour or less. Surgery for both upper and lower eyelids can usually take 1 ½ hour.
Local anaesthesia is usually administered for such operations; its combination with sedation is optional but preferable by the majority of the patients.
After Eyelid Surgery
The patient may return home immediately after the operation; they are not required to remain at the hospital. Pain does not generally follow a blepharoplasty, and does not even require the use of painkillers. Even in the unlikely event that there is some irritation, painkillers will be more than adequate to deal with it.
A couple of hours after the operation the patient can return to hotel. There will be some bruising and swelling around the eyes, which will require approximately a couple of weeks to fully receding, although some days later the procedure, the patient could be able to appear in public with the using of make-up.
The final results should become apparent after approximately 6 months.
The results have a very long duration, once might even say that blepharoplasty is one of most long-lasting types of plastic surgical operation. The eyes are a vital facial feature, and as such the results of blepharoplasty can result in a very high degree of improvement in the face’s general appearance.