Eyelid surgery

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery known as (Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty) A surgical operation to improve the appearance of the eyelid, which can be performed either to beautify and tighten the The upper eyelid, to only tighten the Lower eyelid, or both.

This process may be done to correct some functional problems that arise in the Eyelid because of his slouch, through which the surgeon can return the young and vital to an area around the eyes. The following problems can be specifically addressed:

  • The loose skin that forms folds and wrinkles makes the natural shape of the The upper eyelid troubled , and sometimes leads to a disorientation of vision

  • Excessive fatty deposits that result in Eyelid swelling

  • Fatty cysts, fat pools and swelling under the eye

  • Lower eyelid retraction, which reveals eye whites below the Pupillary

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid

Steps to perform eyelid surgery


Eyelid surgery requires no more than just local anesthesia, whether it is done by laser or through traditional surgery. But some patients prefer to go  sometimes total anesthesia, to avoid panic, anxiety. generally you can participate in the anesthesia decision with your doctor and explain to your doctor what you prefer whether to avoid or wish for total anesthesia.

Tightening the eyelids and getting rid of swelling

Any excess fat is excreted in this area, with skin and muscles tensioned and wrinkles removed so that young people can be reborn into the eye area.

Surgical incision

The surgical slit in the laser-Eyelid tightening process is smaller than  intraoperative surgical slits used in the Eyelid tightening process . In both cases, the surgical slit is in an unclear place, it is done in the Tightening the upper eyelid, and is done down the Eyelashes line if Tighten the lower eyelid is tightened.

Close the surgical incision

The surgical slit is closed with a few simple stitches and the recovery phase begins . The entire surgical operation takes an hour to a maximum three hours depending on the patient’s condition.

Eyelid surgery

The risks and potential complications of Eyelid surgery

Includes the following :

Exposure to bruises and blood clusters in the eye area, which also includes the risk of bleeding during the surgical procedure, and for this the patient should undergo several medical tests before the operation.

Some patients are exposed to Itch and pain in the eye area,  tear secretion and other side effects of the process.

However, these effects are mostly temporary and can be controlled using traditional painkillers during the first post-surgical period. Some patients may experience loss of sensation in an area around the eyes, or some Permanent tremors in the eyelids, but these effects are rare and uncommon.

Some people may be temporarily or permanently allergic to light or sunlight, and some patients may have difficulty closing their eyes in the first period after the operation,And it has been reported that some patients develop eye dryness permanently after the operation, Or bleeding from the surgical incision during the first period after the operation

What happens in the medical advice of the Eyelid surgery?

The patient begins to pose their problem and complaints to the doctor, and through them demonstrate their expectations of the process, and the results they wish to achieve. After the condition check, the doctor decides the optimal treatment method, determines the appropriate treatment for the patient and whether the upper and lower eyelid will be Tighten only or the Upper eyelid and lower eyelid separately

During this phase, the patient should make the doctor take note of all details of his health condition and history, and should explain to him any medicines that he or she takes either with a prescription or without a prescription, and even herbal medicines . The patient should also comply with the doctor’s instructions completely during the period before the surgery and stop smoking or drinking alcohol, and also stop taking some sedative and some antihypertensive drugs that can increase the possibility of bleeding, swelling  after the surgery

The doctor recommends that some medical  tests be performed to determine the patient’s health, after which the surgical procedure is scheduled.

What questions should you ask your doctor?

Ask your doctor all the questions you are asking about the duration of the surgery, and about the recovery period . And the expected results of the eyelid surgery . Also about the complications your doctor expects. I also ask him all your questions about the rare complications that some of his former patients have already experienced.

What are the causes of sagging eyelids?

Aging is an essential factor in losing the skin’s elasticity due to the vanishing formation of collagen and elastin in the skin, and also the weakness of the body muscles in general, including the muscles responsible for tightening and fixing the eyelids.Ptosis may result from injury to the facial nerve and loss of control in the muscles responsible for the movement of the eyelids . Direct injury to the eye may result in damage to the muscles responsible for the movement of the eyelids . Ptosis may appear as an accompanying symptom of many organic diseases that necessitate consulting a specialist. The eyelid may be caused by a person’s genes and the genetic traits they hold in the family they come from.

What are the types of Eyelid surgery?

  • Tightening of the upper eyelid

  • Tighten of the lower eyelid

  • Eyelid lift operation by surgery

  • Laser eyelid lift

  • Eyelid surgery, which is used to treat swollen eye bags and eyelids

Alternatives are available for conventional Eyelid surgery

  • Filler technique for eyelid lifting

  • Laser technology

  • Using leads

Recovery after eyelid surgery

The procedure for Eyelid surgery is often followed by some swelling, inflammation and eye dehydration, which are easily controlled symptoms using some of the medicines and dressings recommended by the doctor . 

It may require a person to return to his normal life from 10 to 14 days, but the final results of the surgery may appear within a few months after the surgery, and the results are largely based on the person’s commitment to the physician’s instructions Postoperative

Below we give you a few tips to improve and maintain your surgery results:

  • Maintaining eye hygiene by using some types of medical antiseptics

  • Protect the eyes from trauma as much as possible for a period of two weeks after surgery

  • Adhere to some drops prescribed by your doctor to reduce the dry eye caused by surgery

  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun

What are the advantages of eyelid surgery?

  • Eyelid surgery gives a more vibrant and youthful appearance and greatly increases a person’s self-confidence

  • The eyelid surgery period is shorter than many other plastic surgery procedures, as eyelid surgery does not require more than one hour

  • In most cases, the recovery period does not exceed two weeks, but it varies from person to person according to the state of health and the extent of its commitment to the doctor’s instructions.

  • The effects of surgical incisions are often not visible in this surgery. Because cracks in the natural wrinkles of the eyelid

  • Eyelid surgery has very high safety rates as it does not require complete anesthesia or major surgical incisions

  • Local anesthesia or sedatives are used and the doctor does not resort to total anesthesia, which greatly helps to avoid many complications from anesthesia

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