Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty

 

Your eyes can make you look much older and more tired than you actually feel. The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face and is often the first place to show signs of aging. As you age, the eyelid muscles weaken, the skin sags and fat accumulates around the eyes creating bags. Heredity, sun damage, smoking, stress and fatigue are factors that affect the appearance of your eyes. facelift thailand

Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Both men and women, young and old, can benefit from this cosmetic surgery procedure. It can make a big difference in how you look and feel about yourself.

While eyelid surgery can correct those drooping tired eyes and puffy bags, it can’t eliminate dark circles under your eyes, remove crow’s feet, or lift sagging eyebrows. A forehead lift, another procedure that often accompanies eyelid surgery, can lessen wrinkles and creases, and raise sagging eyebrows.

The best candidates are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, although you may require surgery earlier if you have strong family history of baggy eyelids.

  • If you are well informed and know what to expect, if you are fit and healthy, if your reasons for surgery are good and your expectations realistic, you should get through the procedure with the minimum of problems.
  • Smoking is generally unhealthy, but in particular it interferes with normal blood flow and wound healing. I would therefore recommend that for any surgery, blepharoplasty in particular, you stop smoking a week or two before hand and you refrain from smoking for about three weeks afterwards. Although nicotine replacement products such as the spray, patch or gum are of great assistance, these products also adversely affect wound healing and should be avoided for the same period.
  • You should arrange for someone to bring and collect you from the clinic and there should be a responsible adult to look after you on the night of surgery. Hospital admission can be arranged for this or domicillary nursing care if you require it.
  • Do not apply make up on the day of surgery. On the day of surgery, you should be healthy and not suffering from flu or any other illness. All cosmetic surgery is elective and it is better to delay surgery than to tempt problems. If you want to be done under general anesthesia you should arrive at the clinic on the morning of surgery having fasted and being nil by mouth for six hours.
  • Your eyelids will be bruised and swollen after surgery and you might find that your eyes are sensitive to light. It is a good idea, therefore to bring a pair of good quality sunglasses to wear afterwards.
  • At the first consultation, we like you to tell us in your own words what it is that worries you about your eyelids and to define the problem(s) as you see them. It is important to be honest and forthright as surgery is tailored around the problem(s).
  • Your eyes and lids will be carefully examined to assess the quantity of excess skin and fat, the quality of the muscle and the bony relations to the eyeball. Your suitability and fitness for surgery will be evaluated. Routine pre-operative photographs will be taken which form part of the medical record.
  • Following assessment, we will discuss all available options and formulate an operative plan, including type of surgery and anesthesia to be used, venue for surgery and costs. In consultation, we will decide whether all four lids require surgery or just upper or lower. Other facial procedures may in addition be advisable for a harmonious result. Risks and complications will also be discussed.
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