Is a surgical modification of the eyelids excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced and done under local anesthetic. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eyebag) is commonly done for cosmetic reasons to improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of the skin that adds up to patients age and causes weariness appearance. Upper eyelid is usually done for the purpose of proper visualization. Upper lid when it get sagged the muscle in the upper eye gets weaker causing it to droop and hinder our visual.
Preparation before surgery?
Patient will undergo medical history check up. Patient need to tell any allergies, accidents, trauma or any concerns regarding his health before the surgery started.
How long is the procedure?
The surgery will take long for both upper and lower eye lid for 3 hours. 1 hour for upper eye lid and 2 hours for lower eye lid.
Stitches will be removed for both eye lids on the 4th day after the day of the surgery until 1 week up to 2 weeks of healing, Healed after 1 month to 3 months.
What to expect after surgery?
Expect to have bruising until the 2nd week after surgery.
Peak of swelling is on the first day until the third day after surgery then gradually decrease
Itchiness is common and normal during healing time.
Teary eyed for the 1st week after surgery is normal.
Redness of the eyes is common during the first 3 days until it subside after a week.
Heaviness on the eyes and surrounding area is normal for a week until 2 weeks.
Do’s and Don’ts after surgery?
Do cover your eyes with shades to protect your eyes from the Sun and dust whenever you go out.
Don’t lean forward to prevent building up pressure on your eyeballs.
Don’t touch your eyes while healing.
Don’t eat fishy and stinky food during healing.
Don’t get it wet for one week.
Don’t smoke and drink alcohol as much as possible in time of healing.