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Bring Out the Beauty of Your Eyes with an Eyelid Surgery

Posted May 02 2013 6:44am
For many people who have not yet heard of the term, blepharoplasty, they may just know it as eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery involves modifying the eyelid by removing excess tissues like fat or skin. These tissues may also be repositioned. This form of surgery is both functional and cosmetic.

The Benefits of Having Eyelid Surgery
Once eyelid surgery has been performed, there is said to be an improved peripheral vision. For those who had the surgery done for cosmetic purposes, the eyelid that was once drooping now has a refreshed appearance. This affects the overall appearance of the person as she will look more youthful and more alert.

The Procedure
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure which may take up to three hours to be performed. But usually, the time it takes for the surgery to be performed will depend on the areas of the eyes where the surgeon will operate. It also depends on the extent of the surgery. For instance, if the surgery will be done on all eyelids then it will take a longer time.

A local anesthesia is given to the patient. So even while the patient is conscious, she will not feel any pain. Sometimes, general anesthesia is given to the patient to allow her to be asleep during the entire procedure but this is done for a patient who will be operated for a longer period of time.

Upper eyelid surgery means an incision will be made   but it will follow the lines of the eyelid. The incision is made so that the removal of the muscle, fat, or excess skin will be easier. It follows a crescent shape and is finished with sutures that are not visible.

The same will follow for lower eyelid surgery. The incision made should follow the shape of the lower eyelid. It is made underneath the eye lashes of the lower eyelid. The surgeon will then determine if he will eliminate the fat that has accumulated from inside the lower eyelids or reposition the fat deposits. Once finished, the surgeon will perform a skin pinch with the incision made beneath the lashes. Aside from eliminating excess skin, this will leave no traces of the scar. The incision would have to be closed with finer sutures this time.

The time it takes to recover from eyelid surgery Atlanta will take a few weeks. Doctors will administer pain medication to the patient in order to ease the pain caused by the incisions. There is also an ointment meant to be applied to keep the incisions lubricated. Doctors also recommend that the patient use eye pads to reduce the swelling or bruising.

But don’t worry because after the surgery, one is assured of a younger-looking, brighter eyes!

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