Eyelid correction or Blepharoplasty aims at changing a tired, sad and cheerless look into a younger and happier one because drooping eyelids create a tired appearance. The excess skin or fat tissue of the upper or lower eyelid is removed, through which the shape of the eyelid is beautified.
Irrespective of the performed correction, the greatest challenge of the plastic surgeon is correcting the deficiencies without changing your facial expression, which gives personality to your face and can absolutely not be changed. If one moreover realises how important your facial expression is to the phenomenon of seducing, one will not have to be surprised in noticing how an eyelid correction makes you look significantly younger.
This procedure is meant to correct drooping eyelids. Through ageing or predisposition to this complaint, eyelids become thinner and weaker so that the skin of the upper-eyelids starts to droop. You get the feeling that you constantly have to frown your brows in order to see better. Due to this the eyes will get tired more quickly. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour. A small incision is made in a natural crease above the eye, then a piece of skin is removed as well as a little piece of the subcutaneous muscle and fat tissue. Further on, the incision is sutured in a special way so that the scar will be hardly visible. One will experience discomfort for 2 to 3 days after a blepharoplasty. The eye will be watering, one will not be able to read. Sutures are removed within 3 to 5 days. The bruising however will last at least one week, big sunglasses by way of camouflage might be useful. The result will be outstanding but the definitive result is only to be seen after 2 to 3 months.
Through thickening of lower eyelids with excess fat tissue, eye bags are created. This gives a tired look to the eyes and is often wrongly associated with an exuberant way of living. Sometimes this might already occur at a young age.
The removal of fatty bags under the eyes is preferably done via the mucous membrane at the inner side of the eye. The incision which must be made to do that, does not leave conspicuous scars.
In case of excess skin of the lower eyelid, incisions have to be made at the outside. This incision is made in the eyelashes and will be hardly visible afterwards. The cosmetic surgeon will remove the fatty bags and carefully tighten the excess skin.
Consequences can be compared to those of an upper-eyelid correction: discomfort (but no pain), swelling, bruising. Oedema might be prevented by a cool mask or ice-compressions.
Sutures, if there are some, are removed within 3 to 5 days. After 3 weeks one has a good idea of the definitive result.