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Correcting Your Drooping Eyelids With Eyelid Lift

by HealthyBeaut.com

Eyelid lift is the treatment that you should prefer if you wish to get rid of the puffiness, drooping eyelids or the bags under your eyes. These conditions can surely make you look older than your age and worse, they can even obstruct your vision. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid lift. It usually involves removal of the extraneous muscle, fat and skin to redefine the contour of the eyes. The skin in our eyelid is said to be the thinnest skin in the face. Also, it is likely to be the first feature of the face to reveal the signs of aging.

Eyelid lift is among the most famous procedures in cosmetic surgery. It is usually performed by board certified surgeons called ocuplastic surgeons. This kind of surgeon specializes or concentrates in reconstructive and plastic surgery of human eye. Most of the time, the surgeon reconstructs the crease of the eyelid to enhance the eyes' appearance. The treatment for the drooping eyebrows usually involves lifting of the brow through the incision done for your eyelift.

Eyelid lifts make the portion around your eyes smoother, hence, giving your face a younger, more youthful appearance. Eyelid lift is typically performed with the use of local anesthesia. The incisions are created in the usual folds or creases of your eyelids and through these incisions, excess fat tissue and loose skin are removed. Then, the muscles of the eyelids are tightened and the incision will be closed by stitching.

Eyelid lifts have several complications which include:

Problems in closing the eyes

Some individuals who undertake eyelid lifts experienced difficulty in closing their eyes. In infrequent cases, this eye condition can be permanent.

Temporary problems in vision

After the eyelid lift, the patient will suffer from momentary vision problems such as blurred or double vision. This eye condition usually last for several days after undergoing eyelid lift.

Asymmetry changes or Eyelid Swelling

Surely, there will be temporary swelling and a minor imbalance of the eyes while on the process of healing or scarring.

Ectropion

This complication is very rare. It is characterized by pulling down of the eyes' lower lids. To correct this symptom, other types of surgery can be performed.

Acne

After removing the stitches, small whiteheads are more likely to appear. These whiteheads can be eliminated by your surgeon with the use of whiteheads.

These risks and complications can be avoided or at least reduced by following the instructions and advice of the surgeon who did your eyelid lift surgery.

You can go for an eyelid lift surgery if you are psychologically stable and physically healthy. It is necessary to know the time it takes to recover after the surgery because it varies largely among patients. On the first evening after your eyelid lift, you are advised to rest with your head slightly elevated. You may be asked to apply cold compress to the lids of your eyes. Bear in mind that you should never take in aspirin or specific anti-inflammatory drugs. You will initially experience mild discomfort, which oral medication can control. On the first 48 hours after the eyelid lift surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling and you are not allowed to wear make up. The stitches will be taken out a week after and the bruising will normally vanish within ten days.