Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Your Guide to Blepharoplasty

Many people go through the process of blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to improve their eyelid appearance. Some do it so that they may look more youthful, and others do it so that they can finally wear that fancy makeup without it hiding under their eyelids.

The problem is that droopy eyelids not only affect your looks but may also affect your vision. The more your eyelids droop, the more they will cover your line of sight, preventing you from seeing properly. In this blog, we will talk about eyelid surgery and how the procedure can improve what you see!

Why Drooping Eyelids Are a Problem?

Most people are concerned that their overall appearance will be affected when their eyelids begin to sag. Indeed, droopy eyelids can make you seem much more tired and older than you are, but the consequences are not just cosmetic. They can also affect your eyesight.

If your eyelids are drooping, then your peripheral vision can be affected, especially in the upper corners of your eyesight. To see anything, you’ll have to turn your head around every time. This can also cause physical discomfort when you try to use your vision.

For instance, when your eyelids are covering a good part of your eyes, you may have difficulties when you are trying to read or operate a motor vehicle. You may also feel eye pain, dry or watery eyes, as well as tension headaches due to the constant tension in your forehead. The more you try to increase your visual field, the more discomfort it will bring in the long run.

Eyelid Surgery Options

Depending on the cause of your droopy eyelids, along with the severity of your condition, Dr. Ariel Ostad may recommend a surgical approach. The most common type of eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, and it comes in two types:

  • Upper Blepharoplasty

During this type of blepharoplasty, Dr. Ostad will make an incision in your upper eyelid to remove the excess skin. This way, he will be able to remove the excess skin and improve your visual quality. Any minor scar resulting from the procedure will be hidden underneath the eyelid crease.

  • Lower Blepharoplasty

If you have excess skin in your lower eyelid, Dr. Ostad will make an incision in this area to remove the excess fat and skin. The incision may be performed either on the inside or the outside. The excess fat can be removed and disposed of, or it may be relocated in areas like the hollows above your cheeks. Each patient is different, so a thorough consultation with Dr. Ostad is required before any surgery.

What to Expect From Eyelid Surgery Recovery?

The better care you take of yourself during the recovery, the better your eyelids will heal. After eyelid surgery, you want to avoid rubbing your eyes, as you may disturb the incisions. Every two hours, apply ice packs for 10 minutes on your eyes. This can help to reduce the inflammation. On the next day, applying ice packs every four hours is enough

You may expect some mild bruising, swelling, and redness, which can last for up to two weeks. You may also have other symptoms like watery eyes or light sensitivity, so put on a pair of sunglasses when you go outside. If you need eyewear, you should wear glasses instead of contacts, at least for the next two weeks.

Eyelid Surgery for a Clear View

Eyelid surgery can help you look better and more youthful while giving you back your eyesight and boosting your self-esteem. Book an appointment for eyelid surgery with Dr. Ariel Ostad and improve how you see the world!

For more information about treatments to eliminate neck wrinkles, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. We would be more than happy to help you with all the information that you need. Fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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