Blepharoplasty is a surgical modification of eyelids. The roots of the cosmetic surgeries began 3000 years ago in the ancient Egypt. There are documents found on papyrus text describing details how ancient surgeons, even in that primitive age, performed reconstructions on lips, noses, and ears using skin cut from folds from the forehead or cheeks. In blepharoplasty procedure, eyelids with extra tissue and skin are repositioned by reinforcing surrounding tendons and muscles of the eyes. It is a functional and a cosmetic surgery at the same time. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons an average cost of blepharoplasty would be about $3,063, in Middle Atlantic states: $2,199, in North Central states $2,254, in South Central states $2,143, Mountain/Pacific states about $2,378, and in $3,134, in New England states.
A blepharoplasty is a procedure of an eyelid rejuvenation, it is a procedure to bring back healthier look of the eyes by lifting dropped eyelids. It is a kind of mini facelift and is a popular cosmetic surgery for both sexes. The surgery is done on lower and upper eyelids. Before the surgery doctor examine all factors linked to a patient eye health, there including contact lenses, drugs that the patient is taking, production of tears, a quality of vision etc...Also information about patient’s skin, ethnic background or age are also important in order to decide what type of surgery and anaesthesia can be used. Blepharoplasty requires local anaesthetic, a light sedative.
Upper eyelids surgery means removing the extra skin and fat tissue inside of the eye corner, right beside the nose. The incision locates in the skin folds already there so it is not to be seen. In case of lower eyelids, the incision is made in or behind eyelids where there is not enough skin. A procedure is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, and involves removing of fat without doing an external incision. Extra skin on muscle folds just below the eye requires incision at the base of eyelashes.
Blepharoplasty is pretty important decision to make. The result may be dissatisfying as well as satisfying. The procedure needs a year after surgery to become clear visual result.
A little swelling and bruising might be possible a month after, so eye ointments or drops are recommended to be used. Itchy, sticky or dry eyes are possible after the surgery for a week or two. There is a special procedure that includes after treatment of eyes after surgery. Stitches are not visible because they absorb quickly.
There are other cosmetic procedures that patient may consider just as an alternative. A proper information about all possible procedures first, may help a good decision.