Also known as Blepharoplasty, eyelid enhancement is chosen by 100,000 men and women each year. Contrary to popular belief, the procedure is not just used for improving an aged look. Drooping eyelids can often impair vision so people are recommended for eyelid enhancement. The procedure is also useful for removing puffiness and bags under the eyes. However, it will not improve dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging eyebrows.
A successful eyelid enhancement surgery can boost your confidence by removing premature signs of aging and remove vision difficulties if you are experiencing them. If you live in Fort McMurray, and are interested in eyelid enhancement, please contact our clinic today.
How is an Eyelid Surgery Performed?
There are two main types of eyelid surgery that can be performed, depending on the requirements to meet the goals of the patient. The types are:
- Upper Eyelid Surgery – When working on the upper eyelid, the Dr Anzarut will make marks on the lines and creases. This ensures minimum scarring on the natural folds of the eyes. The doctor will proceed to make an incision. The excess fat, muscle, and skin will be removed. The incision is closed using fine sutures. These decrease the risk of highly visible scarring.
- Lower Eyelid Surgery – When working on the lower eyelid, the doctor will make an inconspicuous incision along the lash line and smile creases. The excess fat, muscle, and skin will be removed and incisions are closed with fine sutures. For reducing the puffiness, the procedure of transconjunctival blepharoplasty is used, and in this case, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid to remove the excess fat. Sutures applied will be invisible to the eye. They are meant to be self-dissolving too; leaving no scar behind.
Under normal circumstances, an eyelid enhancement procedure will take 1 to 2 hours.
Who is a good candidate for Eyelid Enhancement?
If you have drooping eyelids that make you look prematurely aged or are impairing your vision, then you may consult with Dr. Anzarut to consider eye enhancement. It is essential to mention that your overall health must be good and unrealistic expectations from the process must be eliminated. The actual results will provide with you a refreshed and younger appearance along with a firmer eye area.
If you have an existing medical condition, circulatory or ophthalmological issues, kindly consult with your personal physician to determine if eyelid enhancement is right for you.
What Follows Eyelid Enhancement?
The doctor will apply tiny sterile bandages as soon as the procedure is completed. Although no bandages are used in case of transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The specialist may or may not recommend to cover the eyes as it is not essential.
The permanent stitches are removed after 3 to 5 days while the self-absorbing ones will dissolve on their own.
What Are the Risks of Eyelid Surgery?
Patients may experience a certain extent of bruising and swelling for about 3 weeks after the surgery. You can use cold compresses to help with this issue. Elevating the head when lying down can also reduce discomfort as well as enhance the healing process of the eyes. To prevent the dryness around the eye area, the specialist is likely to recommend an ointment. Eye drops may also be used to clean the eyes up to a week and a half after the surgery. The eye can be prone to itchiness and stickiness so cleaning can soothe. If discomfort after the procedure persists, you can consult your personal doctor to prescribe a medicine.
Dr. Anzarut may warn you against certain activities and environments to avoid as your eyes heal.
Timberlea Services Centre offers a wide variety of procedures. We strongly suggest you book an initial consult with Dr Anzarut to discuss what your goals are. He will review all of your options with you and answer any questions or concerns that you might have. You can call our office or request a consultation online.