Lid Surgery, Eye Bag Removal or Blepharoplasty
eyes are the windows of the soul” did not become a
cliché for nothing. The eyes can also make or break a
person’s face. Beautiful eyes connote beautiful face. But
nothing ages a face than our eyes. As we get older, it is but common to
develop lower eye bags and hooding of the upper eyelid which tend to
make us look older and tired than we feel, and worse, may even
interfere with our vision.
Lid Surgery or Blepharoplasty is
the solution to this problem. This procedure is a series of various
operations for reshaping the eyelids to solve aesthetic and functional
problems (such as to improve vision problems). It involves the removal
of excess skin, fat, and muscle from around the eyes to correct droopy
eyelids, protruding eye
bags of the lower eyelids,
or also to create an
fold (to westernize slit eyes).
The upper eyelids,
on the other hand is what affects those who are
slit-eyed or where the ‘drooping eye’ effect
begins. This is also the part where excessive skin becomes most severe,
forming a heavy fold that drops over the normal lid crease over the
upper eyelid itself. In some patients, the curtain of the skin from the
upper eyelid may be partially due to sagging of the eyebrow. Then, it
may be necessary to advise elevation of these structures at the same
time that the upper eyelid facial procedure is performed. Through sliteye
surgery, slits are enhanced
wherein folds are formed that can make it easier to put on make-up, as
in the case of females.
are the ones where eye bags form, which is caused by
extruded fat from the eyeball cavity and produces that very old, very
tired look to the face. Eyebag
removal surgery is
recommended when one reaches middle age, or in some cases among younger
people, is hereditary.
of our patients
are 38 or older, our surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Alonzo, suggests that if
droopy and baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have
at a younger age.
length of surgery is about 30 to 45 minutes per eyelid under local
anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The incision area is placed in a
natural skin folds and usually barely visible. This surgery causes mild
discomfort but it is easily controlled with oral medication.
surgery and recovery:
the first few days, it is normal to experience intermittent flow of
tears; slight blurring of vision or a sandy feeling in the eyes,
eyedrops is recommended. Some bruising or swelling is unavoidable, but
it will disappear within one or two weeks.
The stitches are removed 5 to 7 days after the surgery. For the first
few weeks, the scar lines will be a little red, slightly irregular and
bumpy, but these will be resolved over a period of time. Routine
activities can be resumed within two days and can return to work within
seven days. Wearing dark glasses can help hide traces of bruising or
gives more young looking face; combine with rhinoplasty, facelift,
Forehead Lift or botox injection.
Before and After Pictures