Blepharoplasty Dubai

The eyelid correction or blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It improves droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes, features that may make you look older and more tired than you feel. It may be combined with an eyebrow lift to correct drooping eyebrows.

The incision for the upper eyelid is usually made along the eyelid crease. The incision for the lower eyelid may be made inside the lower eyelid, avoiding external scars (transconjunctival) or externally just below the eyelashes. Excess skin along the outside of the lower eyelid region may be “tightened” with additional procedures such as chemical peel or ablative laser.

Who is a Candidate?

  • If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.
  • If you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
  • If you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.
  • If you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower eyelids that create a tired or aged appearance.

Intended Result

  • A more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes.
  • Widening of visual fields if excessive upper eyelid skin has partially blocked vision.

Procedure Description

  • The operation is usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia alone or conscious sedation.
  • The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper eyelids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
  • The incision for the lower eyelids is usually inside the lower lids, avoiding external incisions and scar (transconjunctival).
  • If there is significant “laxity” of the lower eyelid, a canthopexy or tightening procedure may be done at the same time. The incision is along the outer portion of the lid just below the eyelash line.

Recuperation and Healing

  • All sutures are usually removed within 7 days.
  • Initial discomfort is usually mild and controlled with oral medication.
  • Bruising and sensitivity to light usually subside within 1-2 weeks.
  • Swelling usually disappears within 2 weeks.
  • Eye makeup may be used following suture removal and healing of the incisions.
  • Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable and sutures have been removed-usually 7-10 days.

Note

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can only be determined at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

Blepharoplasty Dubai FAQs

Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids which can hang down and interfere with peripheral vision. By removing the excess wrinkled skin, blepharoplasty “opens up” the eyes and gives the face a fresher, brighter, and more youthful and rested appearance. During lower eyelid surgery, bulging fat is removed, as well as a minimal amount of skin. Thus blepharoplasty procedure improves over-hanging eyelid skin in the upper lids and removes the puffiness and swelling of the lower eyelids.
Dark circles may be treated by lower eyelid surgery if it results from shadowing due to bulging fat or bags. If the dark circles result from pigmentation changes of eyelid skin, skin bleaching creams or light chemical peels may improve this condition.
A natural part of the aging process is the development of wrinkles, often around the eyes. Skin around the eyes also becomes less elastic, resulting in droopy eyelids. Sometimes this happens at an early age. You may start working your forehead muscles harder in an effort to lift your drooping eyelids. This may cause brow aches and fatigue. If you are having these symptoms, or simply do not like the way your eyelids appear, you may be a candidate for a blepharoplasty.
Most of the time there is no visible scar after the healing is complete. Incisions in the eyelids are made following natural skin folds and creases. Once healed, the hairline scars will fade, leaving a very inconspicuous incision line that becomes virtually unnoticeable after the healing.